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Minnesota fire prevention and Firewise contacts

FireWise Minnesota

Linda Gormanson, Fire Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 320-616-2450 x229

The fire prevention coordinator handles open burning regulations and burning restrictions. The coordinator also directs, coordinates, and administers the statewide Firewise program.

DNR regional representatives

Dan CarrollNorthwest MN
607 First Street W
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218-732-3309, ext 230

Mimi Barzen (Fire prevention) – Northeast MN
402 SE 11th street
Grand Rapids MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-4119


Jeff JacksonNortheast MN
402 SE 11th street
Grand Rapids MN 55744
Phone: 218-322-2705

Wade MapesCentral MN
800 Oak Savanna Lane
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: 763-689-7100, ext 227


Other Minnesota agency fire prevention contacts

Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC)

Christi Powers
Phone: 218-322-2739

USDA Forest Service

Michelle Heiker - Chippewa National Forest
Phone: 218-246-2123

Barb Thompson - Superior National Forest
Phone: 218-365-7600

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Mike Beaulieu - Red Lake
Phone: 218-679-1604

State Fire Marshal Division

Jerry Rosendahl
Phone: 651-201-7201