Fire Safety & Prevention
Part of the mission of the Hopkins Fire Department is to educate residents on fire safety issues. Browse the following resources and plan to attend the annual Fire Department Open House for valuable tips on fire safety in Hopkins.
The danger to occupants and the difficulty of fighting a fire is greater in a larger building, such as an apartment.
The Hopkins Fire Department is actively involved in Minnesota's Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program.
The Minnesota Fire Code requires that every home have working smoke alarms.
More Online Resources
- Are You Ready?
An in-depth guide to citizen preparedness from FEMA
- Carbon Monoxide Safety
Carbon Monoxide safety information from the National Fire Protection Association
- Compliance and Safety Tips
Comprehensive Resource of fire Safety Tips
- Fire Safety and Security for the Home
Links to helpful fire safety and security information
- Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety and First Aid
Safety and first aid tips for fireplace and wood stove usage
Tips on what to do before, during, and after a flood
- Minnesota State Fire Marshal
Minnesota-specific information on fire codes, statistics and safety
- OSHA's Fire Safety
Comprehensive information on fire safety in the workplace
- Sparky's Site
Fun and educational site for kids from the National Fire Prevention Association
- Thunderstorms and Lightning
Tips to plan and prepare for a thunderstorm and severe weather
Tips to plan and prepare for tornadoes
- U.S Fire Administration
The U.S Fire Administration provides leadership to foster a solid foundation for fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response.
- USFA For Kids
Information and resources to keep children safe from fire