In many ways, nothing epitomizes a caring community better than a quality volunteer fire department. Since 1951, Hermantown has been blessed with the dedicated and talented Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD). Beginning in 2024, the City will embark on a new model of public safety with the creation of the Hermantown Fire Department. Initially led by two full-time employees, the new model will allow additional part-time firefighters to serve the City of Hermantown’s growing community, balance that important commitment with their life outside of firefighting, and earn meaningful pay and retirement benefits.
The shift to this model will provide the level of safety, protection, and service that the original 11 volunteer firefighters set out to provide at their first meeting on July 25, 1951.
While the first fire hall was a one-stall garage on Hermantown School property, now three top-notch fire halls strategically placed around our community make it possible for every corner of Hermantown to receive high-quality service in a very short period of time.
In the early years of the department, community members would call the HVFD number, and the Hermantown school janitor would answer the phone to gather pertinent information. The janitor then set off an alarm to alert community members to relinquish their phone lines so calls could be made to the firefighters for them to respond to the fire hall.
Now, a team of highly-trained, highly-equipped firefighters is ready to keep Hermantown safe and secure. While the methods may be different in 2024, the hearts of the firefighters remain the same – dedicated to Hermantown.
5111 Maple Grove Road
4900 Morris Thomas Road
4494 Midway Road
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The success of the Hermantown Fire Department is dependent on neighbors caring for neighbors. Our firefighters are a diverse group of personalities, all with excellent training, skills, and a strong desire to make Hermantown a safe and secure community. The HFD is looking to add dedicated, community-focused members to its team of hometown heroes. Learn more about joining our team in the links above.