Fire department reporting has an impact on product recalls. By keeping records of how and why a fire has started we can help industry recognize when a product is a fire hazard. Click here to see the most recent recalls.
The City of Duluth Fire Marshal is the contact person for any fire code related question. To Contact the Fire Marshal call 218-730-4398 or send a detailed email with your question. You can also research information at the State Fire Marshals office website.
The Duluth Fire Department requires an assortment of permits for different activities. To get details n each permit requirements, inspections required and cost visit out Permit Section or call 218-730-4380.
Solid waste complaints are handled in cooperation with the Fire Department, Building Safety Division, and Public Works. Solid waste complaints can consist of issues such as no garbage service, garbage on the ground, appliances or furniture in yard, and abandoned vehicles. Statistics have shown that over half of the complaints are short term and cleaned up before enforcement can take place. It's best to talk with your neighbor before filing a complaint. To file a complaint you will need to provide your name and a contact number. We will also need an exact address of where the alleged violation has taken place and detailed description of the complaint. To make a complaint, call 218-730-5151.
The Minnesota State Fire Code governs recreational fires. A recreational fire must:
In 2002, certain fireworks became legal to purchase and use in Minnesota. Before using any firework, please review the State Fireworks Guidelines and State Fireworks Law. Many people are injured each year because of the careless use of fireworks. To learn on how you can use fireworks safer, please review these Fireworks Safety Tips before using fireworks. Remember, fireworks are not toys. They are explosive devices that can injure or kill a person if not properly used.
The Duluth Fire department in partnership with St Luke's Hospital, and KDLH Television sponsors monthly car seat clinics. The clinics teach parents the proper way to install and use child car seats. Child car seats are proven life savers. "Through free car seat safety clinics, this program will provide parents with the tools and information to choose the right car seat for infants, toddlers and young children and how to use it the right way." For dates and times, check out our calendar Car Seat Clinic Calendar
The Duluth Fire department works with community groups, senior groups, and other organizations to bring fire prevention education to all parts of the population. We have a wide variety of educational tools, pamphlets and programs. If you would like a presentation at your function, please call our Deputy Fire Marshal in charge of public education Marnie Grondahl at 218-730-4399 or send an email.
Fire station tours are very popular. Please schedule a tour well in advance of the date you would like to arrive. The tour consist of a fire fighter guiding you around the fire station showing fire equipment, safety gear, living quarters, historic items, and fire preventing items. Tours are designed to be a learning experience therefore a fire prevention message will be presented. The fire station is not fully handicapped accessible. To schedule a tour, please call 218-730-4380 or 218-730-4394.