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The Firefighters of the City of Crookston maintain the highest level of professionalism through a program that provides in-house and specialized training in both basic and advanced skills in firefighting, first responding, hazardous material response and rescue.

The Crookston Fire Department roster consists of a full-time Fire Chief, six full-time Career Firefighters, and twenty-five paid-on-call Firefighters. The Crookston Fire Department responds to approximately 30 incidents per month. The nature of these incidents include: fire suppression activities, rescues, medical assists, hazardous material responses, carbon monoxide emergencies and various calls for public assistance.

In addition to Emergency Services provided, the Fire Department is also active in fire prevention/education classes and programs, fire and building code enforcement, building, plumbing and mechanical inspections, enforcement of City Ordinances and the administration of the City's Rental Licensing Program.

The Crookston Fire Department serves a population of approximately 12,000 people spread over an area of more than 500 square miles. The department services the City of Crookston and a rural area consisting of fourteen townships. The City of Crookston is the county seat of Polk County. The Fire Department has the ability to call additional personnel and equipment from other fire departments in Polk County as well as some departments from neighboring counties through the use of mutual-aid agreements.

Members Name
Serving Since
Fulltime / Paid on Call
Tim Froeber
2/1/1996
FT - Fire Chief
Dan Crane
4/1/1995
FT
Brian Halos
2/1/1992
FT
Bob Magsam
7/1/1999
FT
Kent Ellingson
8/1/1996
FT
Shane Heldstab
2/12/2009
FT
Chris Klawitter
1/14/2013
FT
Bob Prudhomme
1/1/1981
POC
Tom Feiro
5/1/1984
POC
Harold Unke
3/1/1986
POC
Al Desrosier
1/2/1992
POC
Chris Cournia
4/1/1995
POC
Don Boone
10/2/1997
POC
Brad Carlstrom
10/1/1999
POC
Trent Brekken
11/7/2000
POC
Dave Larson
11/15/2000
POC
Trevore Brekken
8/15/2002
POC
Joe Leas
1/1/2003
POC
Mike Swenson
1/1/2003
POC
Rod Erdmann
5/1/2003
POC
Josh Plante
7/1/2003
POC
Eric Rudnik
2/1/2007
POC
Nathan Magsam
6/1/2008
POC
James Perrault
11/1/2008
POC
Derek Brekken
2/3/2001
POC
Todd Gilje
8/1/2011
POC
Ryan Tull
1/13/2012
POC
Justin Johnson
1/1/2012
POC
Jake Leas
3/26/2012
POC
Brian Hanson
5/1/2012
POC
Robin Steinbrink
1/1/1995
POC
Matt Johnson
3/19/2014
POC
Matt Johnson
Building Official