Residents incorporated the Spring Lake Fire Department on January 17, 1944 as a non-profit corporation, starting with two pieces of apparatus and twenty volunteer firefighters. The Fire District was quite large at the time and consisted of the current communities of Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Mounds View, Fridley, Arden Hills, Shoreview and Coon Rapids.
Today, the SBMFD is a dynamic, high performing organization, which provides extraordinary all hazard emergency response, innovative fire prevention services, and public fire education to the communities of Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Mounds View. SBMFD currently serves a permanent population of over 82,000 residents who are dispersed throughout approximately 40 square miles. The coverage area includes the Anoka County Airport, critical state infrastructure, major regional employers and numerous schools.
The Operations Division provides service through a unique combination-staffing model, staffing with full time personnel and volunteers, delivering an effective service at the lowest per capita cost in Minnesota. Current daytime response combines 11 full-time SBMFD personnel staffing Fire Stations 1 and 3 with 12 full-time City of Blaine employees staffing Fire Station 5. During the evening, service is provided by our approximately 60 volunteer personnel who respond to their assigned fire stations from their homes. Many of our full-time personnel are also volunteer firefighters during the evening.
The Community Risk Reduction Division delivers innovative fire prevention and safety programs to our stakeholders in several focus areas. A very dedicated and competent cadre of career and volunteer personnel deliver the programs and are heavily involved in the community. These personnel belong to many groups, which include our Fire Corps, Educators, Fire Explorers and Suppression. The service they deliver is critical to the safety and wellbeing of our communities. Some of these innovative and crucial programs are; After the Fire Care, Bike Helmet Fittings, Car Seat Clinics, Citizens Academy, First Aid and CPR, Home Safety Surveys, Safety Camp, Senior Safety Fair, School Education and Youth Fire Setter Intervention.
We are a high performing organization, taking pride in the service we provide to our three communities. We possess an innovative history, unique service model and provide exceptional service at the lowest per capita rate in Minnesota. These factors ensure an operational approach that continually maintains a proper balance between efficiency and effectiveness. Our personnel are intensely dedicated to service, form the foundation of our organization and are the most valuable of assets.
The SBMFD is fortunate to provide service for one of the fastest growing districts in the State of Minnesota.
Spring Lake Park Fire Dept Inc
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Address1710 HIGHWAY 10 NE