Fire Department


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.

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    Carbon Monoxide Dangers

    The "silent killer" strikes when its cold Read on...
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    Winter Safety Tips

    Now is the time to think winter safety Continue reading...
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    Cooking Fires!

    The number 1 cause of home fires in St. Cloud. Read on...
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    2022 Recreational Burn Permits

    Recreational Burning Permits are now available for this calendar year Read on...
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About our Department

The Suppression Division responds to over 6,900 incidents in 2020 and 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, 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.

Additional Services

  • 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: 

1/28/22 8:00 AM


2021 Calls: 8132

Department Happenings

Fire Chief Matt Love

Chief Matt Love has started his latest career venture today as the new Fire Chief.  He has come to us via Fort Myers Beach Florida.  Please help us welcome him into his new home.


St. Cloud Fire Department sadly says goodbye to one of its Chiefs.

Battalion Chief Jerry Raymond completed his last shift December 29th and is not enjoying his retirement.

Captain Brett Young has been promoted to Battalion Chief and has taken over BC Raymonds crew.

Additional Resources

SCFD Fire Safety Ideas

Cooking related fires are the Number 1 cause of home fires!  Please check out the News Feed article above.