Fire Department

Your safety is our top concern – that’s why the City of Brainerd has teamed up with Crow Wing County to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. 

The City of Brainerd will use Crow Wing County Alert powered by Everbridge to make sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. This system allows the City of Brainerd to contact thousands of residents in seconds, so you can find out about an emergency right away. Everbridge

Receive important messages from the City of Brainerd via email, phone, and much more!

Get up-to-the-minute information about severe weather, road closures, snow emergencies, event cancellations, and much more!

How does it work?
The process begins when the City of Brainerd issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Next, a message from Crow Wing County Alert will be sent through your primary contact path. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact path and continues trying to reach you until you confirm receipt.

Please sign up at Crow Wing County Alert - it only takes about a minute to enroll!

Brainerd Fire Department offers a wide range of services to provide for a safe community. 

We are committed to providing high quality service to the residents of Brainerd and Baxter, and the residents of six townships; Crow Wing, Long Lake, Oak Lawn, Nokay Lake, St. Mathias and Unorganized/1st Assessment.

Fire Chief Holmes is responsible for the operation of the department and provides leadership to staff.  Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Cox provides fire code enforcement.  An Administrative Specialist provides records and office support to the Fire Chief.

Two Battalion Chiefs and five Captains are amongst the ranks of 37 firefighters serving the Brainerd Fire Department.  Firefighters respond to an average of 450 calls per year and serve 35,000 residents in our coverage area of nearly 300 square miles.  

Our firefighters train over 3,700 hours a year and we reach over 10,000 children and adults annually with public education.