Fire Exploring is a unique opportunity for youth age 14-20 to gain experience in the career of firefighting and emergency services.  Exploring Post #3710, hosted by the SBM Fire Department, is made up of youth from Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Irondale, Centennial, and Coon Rapids High Schools as well as several post-secondary institutions.  Our Explorers train with SBM Firefighters to learn all of the necessary skills and abilities to one day join the job.  Currently meeting weekly on Sunday evenings for training as well as countless events with the Fire Department.  The Post competes on both the State and National level as well.  Click on the gallery below to see some of our Explorers in action!  For more information, contact Post Coordinator Maddison Zikmund at (763) 767-4003 or fill out the application form below!


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The Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of part-time public fire and life safety educator.  The successful candidate will be available during weekday hours and on some nights and weekends.  The candidate will have experience teaching or instructing either in a youth or adult setting.  Interested individuals should call our office for further information or attend one of two upcoming informational sessions:

Tuesday March 28th    AND    Wednesday March 29th

6:30pm SBM Fire Station #3

11920 Ulysses St. NE

Blaine, MN 55434

Free to Attend

The full posting can be found here: Part-Time Public Fire & Life Safety Educator

Application:          Word Doc              PDF


SBM Fire Department prides itself in a nationally recognized community risk reduction bureau.  At the core of this division lies Fire & Life Safety Education.  Public Education and outreach is carried out in every aspect of the Department.  SBM averages two education or prevention events on a daily basis not including fire inspections.  The department currently has 8 Public Fire & Life Safety Educators as well as countless volunteer firefighters, Fire Corps members, and Fire Explorers that assist with these events.  To view our many education and prevention initiatives, click on the "Community Programs" and "Special Events" tabs on the main menu.

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Fire Corps Program

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.

SBM Fire Department is seeking committed, professional adults to fulfill volunteer firefighter positions at several of our stations.  There are immediate openings for night/weekend firefighting positions.  If you believe you are a hardworking team player – join the trusted few.

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Hiring Process!

Firefighting is a unique, challenging, and rewarding way to serve the community and help those in need.

 - No previous experience is necessary

 - All training and equipment will be provided

- Excellent pension program provided upon retirement

If you are over 18 years of age and feel this calling is for you.  Please contact Maddison Zikmund at  or 763-767-4003 for more information. 

ChiefSmithhave dedicated my professional life to the service of our country and many communities.  I began my Fire Service career in August of 1990, at the age of 17, with the Solway Township Volunteer Fire Department.  Over the last 25 years, my career has spanned one military, two volunteer, two combination and three career fire departments.  Sixteen of those years I spent “on the line” as a Firefighter, Driver/Operator and Captain,  with my last line assignment as the Captain of a Truck Company located at Duluth Fire Department Headquarters. Throughout the years I have served in the positions of Firefighter, Driver/Operator, Captain, Training Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and now Fire Chief. I was born and raised in the Duluth area and graduated from Hermantown High School in 1991.  I am married and have seven children. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing ice hockey and spending time at the family cabin. 


 - Fire Chief Charles V. Smith IV

With an Ounce of Prevention, We Can Avoid Tons of Losses.

Our Vision:

Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View Fire Department will be an industry leader in fire prevention, all hazard emergency mitigation and customer service by possessing an innovative spirit; exhibiting steadfast dedication to the wellbeing of our personnel and the communities we serve; exercising competent and caring leadership at all levels; championing collaboration and embracing countinual orgqanizational change.
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Headquarters: 1710 County Highway 10 Spring Lake Park, MN 55432  
(763) 786-4436