About our department
The Fire Department is an innovative and diverse organization with 25 full-time and 31 paid-on-call firefighter/EMTs. We currently operate from 4 fire stations, 3 of which are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All of our firefighters are state certified and are also registered emergency medical technicians. The department responds to more than 9,000 calls for service each year.
Our commitment to you
We are committed to providing the residents and visitors of Brooklyn Park with the highest level of professionalism and customer service. Our unique staffing model allows for outstanding response times within a very cost-effective emergency service delivery organization.
Our commitment to our team
We are committed to providing a fulfilling and healthy experience for the members of our Fire Department and their families. The BP Family Wellness Program is dedicated to providing our members and their families with the tools they need to prioritize and protect their health by focusing on the three health problems most commonly experienced by those in the fire service: cardiac, cancer and emotional wellness.
See the Brooklyn Park Fire Family Wellness Program brochure here (PDF).
Fire Department's mission
To provided the least possible loss of life and property due to fire, natural disasters and life-threatening situations for the citizens and visitors of Brooklyn Park
Our department values
One of the most basic tenants of firefighting and a characteristic of almost all firefighters is the willingness to risk your well-being to help a total stranger. This, in itself, is honorable; but honor from the firefighter's perspective is different. To us, it means respecting ourselves, each other, our equipment, and most of all, the people we serve. It means upholding the nobility and dignity of our profession by maintaining the highest moral character at all times, and making sure that every interaction with the public exudes professionalism, care and compassion. Honor is built from the hard work, sacrifice, dedication and commitment we give to the fire department every day.
To fulfill our mission statement requires highly trained, motivated and committed firefighters. Our expectations of you as a member of this organization will be high and if you meet those expectations, your rewards will be equally great. We expect our firefighters to have the internal motivation to achieve their goals and challenge themselves to constantly learn and master new skills.
There is perhaps no more recognizable image of trust, unselfishness and reliability than that of the firefighter. We respond to calls for help on people's worst day, without a moment of hesitation, knowing that our actions may mean the difference between life and death. We show respect to the profession and those who have fallen in the line of duty through patriotism, honesty and honoring the traditions of firefighting.
Service to others
Training. Physical fitness. Education. Everything we do as firefighters prepares us to respond to an unthinkable number of emergency situations with safety and efficiency. Not everyone is willing to get out of bed at four o'clock in the morning during a Minnesota blizzard to help someone they don't even know. To do this takes personal strength, character and commitment. And in most cases you won't even receive a "thank you." But the feeling you get inside, knowing you served as part of a team that may have saved someone's life or their possessions is beyond compare.
Our organization shines as each and every member practices these values.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.