The Minden Volunteer Fire Department has proudly served the citizens of Minden since 1890. The department responds to a coverage area of 360 square miles, including the villages of Heartwell and Norman.
Minden's Fire Department consists of 30 volunteer firefighters, 18 of which are emergency medical technicians. The department provides the following services:
- Ambulance services
- Hazardous materials response
- Search and rescue
- Vehicle extrication
The firefighters host an annual pancake feed in the spring and give the local children an opportunity to ride on a fire truck.