The St. Cloud Fire Department conducts both fire prevention and suppression activities from five fire stations. The main station, located at 101 10th Avenue North, serves as the department’s headquarters station and provides space for the Training Division, Prevention Division and Administrative Staff, in addition to housing full-time suppression crews.
The Suppression Division responds to over 6,960 incidents for the calendar year 2020 (St Cloud Fire Department Annual Report, pg 3). The Fire Department also provides hazardous materials incident coverage. The Chemical Assessment Team, by contract with the State of Minnesota, has primary coverage for approximately 10 counties in central Minnesota.
The Fire Prevention Office consists of the Fire Marshal, two Assistant Fire Marshals and a Fire Inspector shared with the Building Dept. Together we perform fire & life safety inspections, review construction plans, respond to complaints and investigate fires. A total of 543 general inspections were conducted in 2020, additionally 475 construction inspections, 294 plan reviews and 71 permit application reviews were performed. Inspections and plan reviews decreased substantially in 2020 due to the pandemic (St Cloud fire Department Annual Report, pg 11)
Staff & Crews
The Fire Department operates with full-time suppression personnel. Fire suppression crews staff Stations 1, 2, 3 and 5 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which allows for excellent response anywhere in the city. Station 4, at the airport, is staffed on an "as needed" basis.
- Airport rescue and firefighting
- Confined space rescue
- Emergency medical response and extrication services
- Fire inspection and plan review
- Ice and water rescue
- Public fire education
- Technical and high-angle rope rescue
SCFD Calls for Service year to date as of:
12/28/2021 8:00 AM