Fire Equipment Certification Form

The annual Fire Equipment Certification (FA-1) Form and the Certification of Service Areas Protected are due to the Minnesota Department of Revenue (DOR) by March 15. Submission of the information is required for communities to be eligible for fire state aid. 

The FA-1 Form and certification were sent by mail to the municipal clerk, or secretary of the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation, in early January, and must be signed by the fire chief and by the municipal clerk or secretary of the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation, as applicable.

Five percent of a community’s fire state aid is forfeited for each week or fraction of a week that the FA-1 Form is submitted past the March 15 due date. Additional information about this reporting requirement and a list of fire departments for which the forms have been received are provided on the DOR website.

Published last in the January 2021 Pension Newsletter