- Oct 17
Hello, My name is Matthew Johnson and I handle the social media for Homes for Heroes. I'm reaching out to you because we hear all the time from firefighters who use our program, "I really wish I had known about this program before." So, we want members of your firefighter community to know what's available to them. To sum it up, Homes for Heroes helps firefighters save money on a home. We are a national program, but located right here in the Twin Cities with local specialists who would be honored to serve your firefighter community when they buy, sell or refinance a home. Please visit www.HomesForHeroes.com for more information. Also, our #1 priority is to serve those who selflessly serve others, so please let me know if you have any upcoming community events or initiatives where you may need assistance. I would be happy to hear about how we can get involved. Thank you!
- Oct 17
The Shakopee Fire Department's open house was a success on Saturday October 14th. Thank you to everyone who came out!
- Oct 17
Thank you so much for having us. We love the enthusiasm and support from our Shakopee schools!
The Shakopee Fire Department serves the City of Shakopee as well as neighboring Jackson and Louisville Townships. The department is comprised of a full-time Fire Chief, a full-time Administrative Captain, full-time Fire Marshal, four full-time firefighters and 46 paid-on-call firefighters who provide fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical assistance, and fire prevention and education services to the community.
Originally founded as the Shakopee Volunteer Fire Department in 1883, today's Fire Department maintains two fire stations and a modern fleet of equipment, allowing it to provide vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, high-level rescue, open water and ice rescue, and response to structural, vehicle and wilderness fires.
Shakopee firefighters are trained and certified as Firefighter II by the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board (MFSCB) and as Emergency Medical Responders by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB.) Several firefighters have obtained additional training in Emergency Medicine, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA), Fire Apparatus Operator and Hazardous Materials.
- Fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical assistance (request a fire report)
- Community fire prevention education
- Plan review, inspections and acceptance testing of fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, flammable/combustible liquid storage tanks, dispensing systems and tents and canopies
- Issuance of permits for fire systems, fireworks, open burning and more
Fire Department Open House 2015
Updated on 10/06/2015 11:27 a.m.
Hundreds of residents attended the annual Fire Department Open House Oct. 3 at Fire Station 1.