Public Safety

Fire Trucks

2022 Hayward Fire Department

Chief: Eric Knutson

Assistant Chief: Matt Solomonson

Assistant Chief: Matt Wangen

Training Officers: Matt Habana

Training Officers: Brent Tweed

Training Officers:  Mick Skaar

Secretary: Jeff Nelson

Treasurer: Tom Habana

2022 Fire Department Relief Association Officers:

President: Luke Nielsen

Vice President: Troy Habana

Secretary: Dan Larson

Treasurer: Tom Habana

Trustee: Tracy Skaar

Trustee: Scott Eilerstson

Trustee: Darwin Dolph

Trustee: Derek Lerum


Hayward Fire Dept. is run by a total of 24 Volunteer Firefighters and 10 EMRs (First Responders). Our Firefighters and EMRs attend continuous yearly training. We are always looking for more volunteers. Our Fire Dept. holds meetings the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Hayward Community Center and Fire Hall at 201 Main Street.

Emergency Call - 911

Non-Emergency Call - 507-373-1222

Law Enforcement

The City of Hayward's law enforcement needs are maintained by the Freeborn County Sheriff's Dept. The Sheriff's Dept. is located in Albert Lea at the Freeborn County Courthouse College Street entrance.

freebornbadgeFreeborn County Sheriff's Office
411 South Broadway
PO Box 170
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-377-5205 non-emergency
911 emergency



Hayward is conveniently located between Albert Lea and Austin Medical Centers which are part of the Mayo Health System.

Albert Lea Medical Center
404 W. Fountain St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-373-2384

Albert Lea medical center

Austin Medical Center
1000 First Drive N.W.
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-433-7351

Austin Medical center