About The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation

The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation’s mission is to preserve the memory of all of the Minnesota fire fighters who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. In addition to spearheading the Fallen Firefighter Memorial effort and coordinating the annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service each September, the foundation provides support and resources to fire departments, firefighters and their families throughout Minnesota all year long, including:

  • Coordinating the effort to recognize the state’s firefighters who died in the line of duty;
  • Funding scholarships for children and spouses of active, retired and deceased Minnesota firefighters; and
  • Providing resources for firefighter funerals, including honor guards, and family support.

Since 1881, 217 Minnesota firefighters have died in the line of duty. The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation is constantly reaching out to fire departments across the state to unearth the names of firefighters from the past who may have died in the line of duty. If you know of a past family or community member and would like to see their name added to the memorial, please contact us.

Thousands of Minnesotans – including families of firefighters who died in the line of duty, firefighters from around the state, community leaders and the public – will gather at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

Board of Directors

Board members:
  • Chris Parsons, MPFF
  • Brian Sjodin, MPFF
  • Brad Droege, MSFDA
  • Allan Eisinger, MSFDA
  • Ken Prillaman, MSFCA
  • Jerry Streich, MSFCA
  • George Esbensen, MSFCA
Board Officers:
  • Ken Prillaman, President
  • Chris Parsons, Vice President
  • Brad Droege, Secretary/Treasurer