It only takes minutes for fire to change everything that was normal in our daily lives. Dealing with the loss of life and partial or complete loss of property can be overwhelming. This information is designed to help you sort out the confusion and start rebuilding. Many details need to be dealt with. Use the resources on this page to aid you in determining your course of action. You can survive the overpowering effects of fire and take back control.
Read to your kids on a regular basis? Well consider going to one of the Anoka County Libraries located in Blaine or the Mounds View Ramsey County Library and you will find a miniature fire truck with over 30 different titles and videos all relating to fire safety. Due to the success of this program as evidenced by the high check out rate, additional units have been placed in the elementary school libraries in each of the cities we service.
SBM Fire Department partners with the City of Blaine to offer this special program to learn more about our Fire Department, the Blaine Police Department, and more city operations.
Have you ever wanted to try on a fire fighters gear? Have you ever wondered what all of that “stuff” is that a police officer wears? Then Blaine Citizen’s Academy is for YOU!
The eight-week Blaine Citizen’s Academy is hosted by the City of Blaine Safety Services division. It is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the structure and operations of the Police, Fire, and Community Standards departments while participating in a variety of exciting and fast-paced activities. Class is held one evening a week starting in early September. Course topics and hands-on activities include: police use of force, motor vehicle extrications, firefighting, crime prevention, fire prevention, housing maintenance, code compliance, criminal investigations, fire investigations, drug awareness, traffic stops and more.
All residents 18 years and older are invited to apply. Class size is limited and all applicants must pass a criminal history background check.
More information contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Todd Miller at 763-785-6173 or email at or Support Services Manager Wende Ferguson at 763-785-6112 or email at .
Citizens Academy is open to all Blaine residents and occurs annually in the fall.
Check back on this page for more information.
We Need You!―Everyone Can Help
What is Fire Corps? Fire Corps is the key component of citizen corps that supports and supplements resource constrained fire departments through the use of citizen advocates for non-operations activities.Citizen advocates who aid departments in non-operational activities allow first responders to focus their efforts on being prepared for and responding to the most critical life threatening situations.
The department has several propane fire burn pans that allow participants to actually learn how to use an extinguisher through practical use. After a short classroom training session and video tape, participants adjourn to an outside location where they are taught, under supervision of trained fire prevention personnel, how to correctly use these life saving devices.
Your Home, Your Castle; Protect it from Wildland Fires
You can do a lot to protect your home from being destroyed by wildfire. Minnesota is known for
its wilderness but wild beauty also adds risk to our homes and businesses. Fire has no
conscience and does not discriminate. Fire views our home and its surroundings as one thing;
fuel. We can make our homes and businesses defensible.
We are able to accommodate requests from residents that wish us to visit their home and offer advice on how they can prevent fires and injuries in their home.
A fire and life safety educator will visit your home and offer suggestions on making your home a safer place. You will receive coupons for goods and services to local businesses when survey is completed. This is a free service and is protected by data privacy.
This does not guarantee there will not be a fire in your home, but it is the next best thing. Call for an appointment 763-767-4003 or email Connie Forster at .
Printable Home Safety Checklist (Adobe Reader required)
Printable Manufactured Home Safety Checklist (Adobe Reader required)
Printable Apartment Safety Checklist ( Adobe Reader required)
Take the Home Safety Challenge @ www.homesafetychallenge.org
18th Annual Blaine Safety Camp a Success!
Two-day camp focuses on reducing the number of accidental injuries and deaths among children
Another collection of Blaine soon-to-be fourth graders now possess the knowledge and tools to live safe, healthy lives after the 18th Annual Blaine Safety Camp.
Next to young children, seniors are the next highest risk category in terms of fire deaths. Mobility and exiting are the primary issues. Each spring, SBM hosts a Senior Safety & Wellness Fair to address these and other issues facing older adults. Go to the calendar for more information. We also offer customized presentations for senior groups.
Just like the national averages, juveniles account for over 50% of all structure fires. In the communities we protect, our juvenile fire problem is at least equal to the national average. It is estimated that over 80% of juvenile males will play or experiment with fire by the time they are ten years old. Juveniles account for a vast majority of our fires, over half of our structure fires and in excess of 90% of our grass and wildland fires. Juvenile fire setting is the result of one of four reasons; curiosity, crisis, delinquency, and pyromania.