The History of H.F.D.
The Hutchinson Fire Department boasts a long and proud tradition. Organized in 1884, the department provides Emergency Services to the Cities of Hutchinson, Biscay, and Cedar Mills, Minnesota, and the townships of Hutchinson, Hassan Valley, Acoma, Lynn, Collins, Boon Lake, Cedar Mills, and Ellsworth.
As the community changes and grows our 35 member department strives to keep pace with improved equipment, better training and greater fire prevention campaigns.
In 2004, Hutchinson Fire Department implemented a “pilot program” for officer only responses on minor calls that do not require a full department response.
This program was developed to keep our firefighters working at their full time jobs and save tax dollars. In the first year, it saved Hutchinson taxpayers over $14,200 alone! It has progressively saved more money per year including over $30,000 in 2007
Hutchinson Fire Department is dispatched by Hutchinson Police Services on all calls. If McLeod County Sheriff’s Department or MN State Patrol receive a fire department related call, they forward the call to a Hutchinson dispatcher so appropriate emergency services can be rendered.
McLeod County Sheriff’s Department’s serves as a backup in the event Hutchinson’s dispatch would incur problems.
The Hutchinson Fire Training Site is a regional training facility. Progressive fire departments from around the state of Minnesota have utilized our training facility.