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About Us

A storied history

Built on the love of a town

The Hamburg Fire Department is a volunteer organization with 26 active members and 4 rescue reserves. We provide fire, rescue, E.M.S., hazardous materials, weather related responses, and specialized response service to the City of Hamburg and to the Townships of Young America and Washington Lake which covers 26 square miles and a population over 1150 people.

The department is equipped with the most current firefighting equipment and continues to upgrade as technology continues to advance. In addition to the fire department, Hamburg hosts an excellent first responder squad which consists of several community members.

A town worthy to protect

Why we live and love Hamburg

Hamburg was named for the great German city and port of Hamburg, on the River Elbe. It was incorporated as a village on May 1, 1883; the post office was spelled Hamburgh from 1881 to 1892, at which time it changed to the present spelling. The village had a sawmill, two creameries, a grain elevator, and a station of the Chicago and North Western Railroad.

A big thank you to all the fire dept for helping out tonight with our tractor/wagon accident in Hamburg. Everyone was awesome! No way we could have done it on our own.

Officer Bios

Justin Buckentin

Justin Buckentin

Chief #1

Serving Since-1999
Certifications-Firefighter I&II, Hazmat Ops, Hazmat Tech, EMR
Bio-Justin is a lifetime resident of Hamburg, MN and a 1998 graduate of Central High School in NYA, MN. He and his wife Amy have been married since 2003 with 4 daughters and live on a hobby farm on the edge of town. Justin served 5 years with the Carver County Hazmat Team and is an active member of Ascension Catholic Church in NYA, MN.
Employment-City of Minnetonka Public Works-Streets Dept since 2011

Steven Buckentin

Steven Buckentin

Chief #2

Serving Since-1989
Certifications-Firefighter I, EMT/Paramedic Critical Care
Bio-Steve is a lifetime resident of Hamburg, MN and a 1983 graduate of Central High School in NYA, MN. Steve served in the US Army from 1986-1989 as a Medic and also served with the US Army Reserves until 1998 and was activated during Desert Storm. Steve has a daughter and has served in the past with the Hamburg Commercial Club and Hamburg Baseball Club. he is a lifetime member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, MN.
Employment- Critical Care Paramedic for Willmar Ambulance since 2007. Also, self employed as S.M.Buckentin Construction doing handyman work.

Chris Petz

Chris Petz

Chief #3 - Training Chief

Serving Since-2011
Certifications-Firefighter I&II, Ice and Swift Water Rescue, High Angle Rescue, EMT
Bio-Chris has resided outside of Hamburg since 2011 where he and his wife have twin children. Chris joined the fire service in the mid 1990’s as an EMT after witnessing a sky diving jump accident. In 1999 he joined the Fire Department in Somerset, WI where he served for the next 5 years. In 2011 he joined Hamburg Fire Department and was named Training Officer in 2012. He a
has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, MD. Outside of fire department duties, Chris is a hockey/gymnastics dad and a self proclaimed "foodie" that enjoys traveling and sampling restaurants with his wife.
Employment-Information Technology Project Manager

Jared Mackenthun

Jared Mackenthun

Captain #1 - Training Officer

Serving Since: Sept. 2005
Certifications-FF1 and 2, EMR, pump operations, rope rescue, safety.
Bio-Jared is a life time resident of Hamburg. He graduated from Central High School in 2003 and went to college to for diesel mechanic. He Married his wife Jen in October of 2012. They have a son and a step daughter. He enjoys working for a few local farmers, and helping his father-in-law with his cattle business.
Occupation-Jared is a Service Coordinator With Ziegler CAT in Shakopee with compact construction division.
Cell: 612-269-2714
Email: Jared.mackenthun@yahoo.com

Steven Siewert

Steven Siewert

Captain #2 - Equipment Officer

Serving Since-2006
Certifications-Firefighter I&II, Hazmat Ops, EMR
Bio-Steven is a lifetime resident of Hamburg, MN and a 2005 graduate of Central High School in NYA, MN. Steven and his Fiancé, Kelly, have two young daughters. Steven served 4 years with the Carver County Hazmat Team and is an active member of the Hamburg Hunt and Fish Club.
Employment-Equipment Operator for Wm. Mueller and Sons of Hamburg, MN since 2011.

Jayson Hansen

Jayson Hansen


Serving Since-2014
Certifications-Firefighter I & II, Hazmat Ops, EMR
Bio-Jayson is originally from Rosholt, SD. He and his wife Jenny have 2 children. They moved to a small hobby farm a few miles from Hamburg in March of 2013. Outside the fire department, Jayson enjoys camping and fishing with his family.
Employment - Smartpress.com - A Division of The Bernard Group - Print and Merchandising Fixtures

Latest Event Details

During one of our training events which consisted of a Firefighter Survivability drill, the Hamburg Firefighters were exposed to a series of confined spaces that they must navigate through in full turnout gear and bulky SCBA on their backs. The space consisted of 80 feet of confined passageways including 14” stud walls, tight crawl spaces, crawl spaces with hanging cables, 18” culvert and a floor that drops.

One thing to note is that Captain Siewert was able to complete the drill in 43 seconds and was able to write his name on the training prop for the 3rd fastest time out of some 5000 Firefighters that have completed the drill in MN. Congrats, Captain Siewert!

Contact us

The Fire Station

181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN 55339
(952) 467-3178

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