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Northland Alert (Subscription Required)

The City of Hibbing uses an emergency notification system to alert the public about emergencies and other important community news.  Through Northland Alert, anyone can subscribe to receive emergency notices by phone, text and/or email. Northland Alert enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.

Subscribe to Northland Alert: To receive notices from Northland Alert, you must subscribe and provide the contact information you wish us to use. All information will be kept strictly confidential.


Northland Alert is done in partnership with the St. Louis County and cities of Duluth, Hermantown, and Virginia. On the subscription page you also will have the option to sign up for notices from these cities.


IPAWS: Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (no subscription needed)

Northland Alert also provides an emergency notification system that does not require a subscription. In the event of particular dangerous situations in which residents are urged to take immediate action (such as an order to evacuate or seek safe shelter), a text message will be sent to all cell phones within range of the emergency situation. These alerts make use of cell towers to identify all cell phone users within the affected area at the time of the emergency.

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Message From the Fire Chief

           I am Fire Chief Erik Jankila and I want to personally welcome you to the City of Hibbing Fire Department web page. The 27 career and 18 paid-on-call staff members that make up this organization express our sincere gratitude in allowing our family to help yours. Providing Firefighting, Rescue and Advanced Life Support EMS has become the life of our department and we continuously work to achieve the highest level of readiness for our community. We also work diligently to prevent fires and other emergencies in our community and educate the public to protect themselves. We operate out of three stations running nearly 3000 calls for service annually. We work for you, 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

Our fire coverage are includes the entire City of Hibbing which encompasses nearly 200 square miles. Our EMS (ambulance) primary service area includes the City of Hibbing, and portions of the Silica, Lavell and Cherry areas. We also provide Paramedic Intercept to many of the surrounding Basic Life Support ambulance services.

Additional Services:

  • Inter-facility Patient Transports
  • Automobile Extrication
  • Fire Prevention/Education
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire Inspection/Code Enforcement
  • Surface Water and Ice Rescue
  • Confine Space Rescue
  • Haz-mat Response
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Community Education
  • Community Risk Assessment