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 responded to over 8,100 incidents for the calendar year 2021. 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, construction plan review, respond to complaints and investigate fires. A total of 656 general inspections were conducted in 2021, additionally 434 construction inspections, 328 plan reviews and 161 permit application reviews were performed. For 2021 inspections and plan reviews increased modestly despite the ongoing pandemic (St Cloud fire Department Annual Report, pg 21)
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