About the MnFIRE Initiative

Our Mission is to provide education, prevention and support for firefighters with regard to cancer, cardiac and emotional wellbeing.

Our fellow Minnesota firefighters need your help. That’s why we’re inviting you to join the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative: Gearing Up for Health, a statewide advocacy campaign to equip firefighters and the people who care about them with the resources they need to address the growing health crisis in the Minnesota fire service.

The high incidence of illness among firefighters nationwide – particularly heart disease, cancer and mental health challenges – is alarming and requires an immediate response.

We are committed to reversing the trend of illness, disease and death. That’s why we partnered with the Minnesota Professional Firefighters (MPFF), Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA), the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFSA) and the Northland F.O.O.L.S. to set the bar for prioritizing health within Minnesota’s fire service community, and to educate firefighters and their families about risks, preventative measures and resources to ensure long, productive careers.

Please help us educate fire service professionals, their families and state decision-makers about these dangers and activate the steps we all need to take to help protect firefighter health and safety. Your support is critical in helping us ensure our state’s firefighters come home to their loved ones at the end of every shift and the end of every career.

Please visit and connect via our Facebook page. We encourage you to use the social media hashtag #MNFIRE to indicate your support for the initiative whenever you’re posting online about firefighter health.

Thank you for making your voice heard on behalf of Minnesota firefighters and their families.