We Are Hiring! If you are currently affiliated with a church or a retired clergy member, we are actively looking to expand our team!

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SBM Chaplain Mission Statement:

 To provide comfort for the Police & Fire Department and the communities they serve in times of need.

The Chaplains of Spring Lake Park- Blaine- Mounds View Fire Department work alongside the Police Departments of Blaine & Spring Lake Park to serve the residents and first responders in a time of need. Chaplain positions are volunteer and are utilized ‘on call’ when a scene or an event warrants.  Chaplains are not only utilized for traumatic scenes but can be also used in celebrations, promotions, trainings, open houses, funerals, and one-on-one peer support just to name a few options.

If you are currently affiliated with a church or a retired clergy member with experience we are actively looking to expand our team.

If you have questions, or wish to apply, please reach out to Anthony Scavo with SBM Fire Department at 763-786-4436 or .

Download Application HERE


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 Tony Scavo at (763) 786-4436 or fill out the application form below!


Join Explorers Now! (Online Application)

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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:

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

Application:          Word Doc


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.

We Need You!― We Are Hiring! Everyone Can Help!

SBM 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 currently openings for night/weekend firefighting positions.  If you believe you are a hardworking team player – join the trusted few.

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 Now Accepting Applications!

Informational Meeting - Tuesday, September 24th @ 6pm   RSVP HERE

Application Deadline - Monday, September 30th

Training begins 2020.  See the links below for application and hiring information


2019 Hiring Process - Click here to download the hiring process for 2019.

2020 Training Calendar - Click here to download a draft of the training process during your first 12 months of employment

Application Packet - Click here to download our employment application and further info about volunteer firefighting

Physical Ability Evaluation Form - Learn more about our Physical Ability Exam (CPAT)

Phobia Evaluation Form - Learn more about our Phobia Evaluation

Maps/Response Time Priority - Learn more about our distance requirements to the 4 stations

If you are over 18 years of age and feel this calling is for you.  Please contact Matt Grantz at or 763-786-4436 for more information.  


Residents incorporated the Spring Lake Fire Department on January 17, 1944 as a non-profit corporation, starting with two pieces of apparatus and twenty volunteer firefighters.  The Fire District was quite large at the time and consisted of the current communities of Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Mounds View, Fridley, Arden Hills, Shoreview and Coon Rapids.

Today, the SBMFD is a dynamic, high performing organization, which provides extraordinary all hazard emergency response, innovative fire prevention services, and public fire education to the communities of Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Mounds View.  SBMFD currently serves a permanent population of over 82,000 residents who are dispersed throughout approximately 40 square miles.  The coverage area includes the Anoka County Airport, critical state infrastructure, major regional employers and numerous schools.

The Operations Division provides service through a unique combination-staffing model, staffing with full time personnel and volunteers, delivering an effective service at the lowest per capita cost in Minnesota.  Current daytime response combines 11 full-time SBMFD personnel staffing Fire Stations 1 and 3 with 12 full-time City of Blaine employees staffing Fire Station 5.  During the evening, service is provided by our approximately 60 volunteer personnel who respond to their assigned fire stations from their homes. Many of our full-time personnel are also volunteer firefighters during the evening.

The Community Risk Reduction Division delivers innovative fire prevention and safety programs to our stakeholders in several focus areas.  A very dedicated and competent cadre of career and volunteer personnel deliver the programs and are heavily involved in the community.  These personnel belong to many groups, which include our Fire Corps, Educators, Fire Explorers and Suppression.  The service they deliver is critical to the safety and wellbeing of our communities.  Some of these innovative and crucial programs are; After the Fire Care, Bike Helmet Fittings, Car Seat Clinics, Citizens Academy, First Aid and CPR, Home Safety Surveys, Safety Camp, Senior Safety Fair, School Education and Youth Fire Setter Intervention.

We are a high performing organization, taking pride in the service we provide to our three communities.  We possess an innovative history, unique service model and provide exceptional service at the lowest per capita rate in Minnesota.  These factors ensure an operational approach that continually maintains a proper balance between efficiency and effectiveness.  Our personnel are intensely dedicated to service, form the foundation of our organization and are the most valuable of assets.

The SBMFD is fortunate to provide service for one of the fastest growing districts in the State of Minnesota.  Please enjoy the information our webpage has to offer!

 - 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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Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department.  
Headquarters: 1710 County Highway 10 Spring Lake Park, MN 55432  
(763) 786-4436