Fire Department

The all volunteer Fire Department is an important part of the Barnesville area, delivering high quality fire protection and emergency medical services. The department services the City of Barnesville as well as Wilkin and Clay County, 24/7/365.

As emergency responders, the Fire Department handles a wide variety of crisis and emergency situations. The 26 loyal volunteers are constantly training to keep skills up to date. We are prepared to provide fire suppression, emergency medical call response, hazardous materials response, water and ice rescue and automobile extrication.

More information about becoming a Barnesville Fire Department volunteer is available from Chief Michael Stetz at 218. 354.2798 or 218.329.2338.

Adopt a Fire Hydrant!

Barnesville is encouraging our residents to “Adopt-A-Hydrant” in their neighborhood. Each time there’s snowfall, many of the fire hydrants are covered and difficult for the firefighters to reach. 

For firefighters to safely and efficiently get to the hydrants, they need a three-foot area clear of snow and ice, along with a three-foot wide path from the street to the hydrant.

During a fire, time is of the essence. The Barnesville firefighters are asking any residents who are physically able that they shovel the snow from their neighborhood hydrants. Residents that are unable to physically help are encouraged to ask their neighbor for assistance.

To sign up, please fill out this form and return to city hall or email to: cityforms@bvillemn.net

Download the Adopt a Fire Hydrant Form (PDF)