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Message From the Chief
I am Fire Chief Erik Jankila and I want to personally welcome you to the City of Hibbing Fire Department Web page. The 24 career firefighter/paramedics and 18 paid-on-call firefighters that make up this organization express our sincere gratitude in allowing our family to help yours. Today’s fire service isn’t the same fire service I originally entered in to. As a result, training requirements are at an all-time high and call volumes for us have doubled in the last two decades. Providing Advanced Life Support has become the life of our department and we continuously work to achieve the highest level of readiness for our community. We operate out of four stations running nearly 3000 calls for service annually. We work for the citizens of this great city and we constantly remind ourselves of that fact. You are always welcome at your firehouses and we encourage you to stop, say hello and ask questions. Have a great day!
Our Coverage Area
As a Regional Hub for the largest city, by area, in Minnesota, and the 40th largest city in the United States, the Hibbing Fire Department provides both fire and advanced life support services to our local residents and mutual aid and advanced life support for 10 neighboring communities and townships. Located 75 miles from the Canadian border our department is responsible for covering a total of approximately 200 square miles.
EMS Services: The Hibbing Fire Department maintains 5 Advanced Life Support ambulances, serving Hibbing and the surrounding communities (approximately 1200 sq. miles.)
The Hibbing Fire Advanced Life Support Service provides emergency and non-emergency transports, advanced life support intercepts, and critical care transports to both the city of Hibbing and the surrounding communities where paramedics are not available.
We also provide the following services:
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Prevention/Education
- Fire investigation
- Fire Inspection/Code Enforcement
- Surface Water and Ice Rescue
- Mediate Special/Technical Responses
- Confine Space Rescue
- Haz-mat Response
- High Angle Rope Rescue
- Community Education
- Community Risk Assessment
CodeRed Community Notification Enrollment
Keeping Citizens informed. Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
The CodeRED Mobile Alert safety app delivers real-time emergency, community, missing person and severe weather alerts to users within the exact area of impact. Alerts are initiated by public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system to effectively alert and inform residents to save lives.