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.
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
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.