About the Hopkins Fire Department
The Hopkins Fire Department is a progressive, paid on-call fire department with a small complement of full-time staff that responds to wide variety of emergency fire and medical calls in Hopkins.
Beyond call response, Hopkins Fire is involved in fire inspections, investigations, fire prevention activities and community EMT visits.
The Hopkins Fire Department is also one of 11 Chemical Assessment Teams for the State of Minnesota, responding to a five-county area to support local fire departments in hazardous materials incidents.
The CERT Program consists of a group of volunteers who have been trained to assist with basic disaster response such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
Browse through the Fire Department emergency call statistics.
When a crisis affects the City of Hopkins, Hopkins public safety officials must be able to reach residents instantly with warnings, information, and updates.
The Hopkins Fire Department is a blend of schoolteachers, managers, truck drivers, service technicians and sales representatives - just to mention a few.
The City of Hopkins Fire Staffing Study will help establish a long-range vision for the Hopkins Fire Department to address changing trends in recruitment and retention of fire service members and plan for anticipated changes to the City’s population and land use patterns.
Here you can learn about fire policies.
Part of the mission of the Hopkins Fire Department is to educate residents on fire safety issues.
Watch a video on why you should move over for emergency vehicles.
Every year during Fire Prevention Week, the Hopkins Fire Department holds an open house at the fire station.
Learn about business resources from the Fire Department.
Here you can find Fire Department resources for residents.
Use the Permit Application Portal to apply for fire-related permits online.
Building a safer, stronger community.
Members of the Hopkins Fire Department, through our commitment to innovation, service, and excellence, will always strive to be leaders in fire and life safety services, and model of a progressive and successful fire department.
Since 1893 members of the Hopkins Fire Department have taken pride in our commitment to professional service by maintaining our skills, knowledge and abilities. All members of the Department are committed to conducting ourselves in an ethical manner, conforming to a moral standard of right versus wrong by treating each other and the people we serve humanely, professionally and honestly.
Why do fire hydrants have bags on them?
Salt used on roadways during the winter months seeps into the threading of the hydrants, making them difficult or impossible to open in the event of an emergency.
The bags are reused yearly. Only the hydrants closest to the roadway that are effected by salt from plowing have been bagged.
Some hydrants are private hydrants not owned by the City of Hopkins and are not bagged either.
Did You Know?
The Hopkins Fire Department was organized in 1893 after a devastating fire brought to light the need for public fire protection.
In 1989, the Hopkins Fire Department was voted State of Minnesota Fire Department of the Year.
The Fire Department was presented with a 2009 Life Safety Achievement Award by the Residential Fire Safety Institute.