On July 25, 1951, the Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department was formed and held its first meeting. The first meeting consisted of 11 new members. The first fire hall was a one stall garage on Hermantown School property. In the early years of the department, community members would call the fire department number and the school janitor would answer the phone, gather pertinent information, and then set off an alarm to alert community members to relinquish their phone lines so he could start making calls to the firefighters and have them respond to the fire hall.
The Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department is a private, non-profit corporation that provides life safety and fire suppression support to the residents and businesses of the City of Hermantown. HVFD is committed to maintaining a fire department for the purpose of providing medical services, keeping the public fire conscious and to protect life and poperty from destruction by fire, disaster, and hazardous materials.
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Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department
5111 Maple Grove Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 729-3661