Fire Liability Issues

Citizens in communities throughout Minnesota benefit from the services provided by fire departments. Regardless of how a community receives fire protection—whether from volunteers, full-time paid firefighters, or a combination—many cities face a set of issues related to management and liability issues that are unique to fire departments.

The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT), in conjunction with the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, developed during 2005 a self-contained training kit to help address these issues. Materials from those sessions, as well as other resources, are available here.

Alcohol Response Policy and "Beer Booth" Fundraisers

Charging for Fire Calls

HR and Liability Issues

Mutual Aid Agreements

NFPA Staffing and Response Standards