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Bloomington Fire Department
Proudly serving our citizens since 1947
The 120 members of the volunteer, paid-on-call Bloomington Fire Department respond to fire
calls from six fire stations throughout the city. The average response time is 4.5 minutes. All
firefighters wear pagers and their availability times vary so all calls are responded to all
day, every day.
CenterPoint grant to be used for fire rescue tools
The City of Bloomington was recently awarded a $2,500 Community Partnership Grant
from CenterPoint Energy. The grant will be used to purchase extraction tools for the
Bloomington Fire Department.
The Bloomington Fire Department will install smoke detectors with batteries as well as
check and change smoke detector batteries free of charge to qualified Bloomington
residents. The Department will install a smoke detector for each level of the residence as
needed. Fire personnel are available for detector installations, checks and battery
changes. Appointments can be made by calling Roxy Markkanen or Lori Sarff at Station One,
Fire prevention visits: The Bloomington Fire Department will present fire
prevention programs to Bloomington schools, clubs, organizations and residents.
Firefighters deliver information appropriate for children of all ages. Among the most
popular programs are the Fire Safety House, truck visits, station tours, and Sparky the
Fire Dog and Pluggie. These events allow children to come in contact with firefighters and
see the gear, equipment and tools that are used to help residents of the city. Department
members assist fourth-grade elementary school teachers with the Junior Fire Safety Program
each winter. They also visit many block parties during National Night Out each August. To
schedule a visit, please call Roxy Markkanen or Lori Sarff at Station One, 952-563-4801.
For more information, contact:
Ulysses Seal, Fire Chief
Fire Station #1, 10 West 95th Street
PH: 952-563-4801, FAX: 952-884-7678