Fire

COVID-19 Fire Administration Availability

In order to comply with the recommendations about social distancing due to COVID 19 we have decided to temporarily close St. Cloud Fire Department Administration to the public effective Friday, March 20.  Our offices will be minimally staffed, so we will respond to any voice mails as we can.  The only option for an immediate permit is to use the On-Line Services link.   

BURNING PERMITS:  Option 1:  Burning permits can be done using On-Line Services on the website if you are the property owner, this is the only option to have it available immediately and you need to have a printer available.  Option 2: Locate Burning Permit Application on the website (search BURNING PERMITS) and fill it out.  Send a picture or pdf copy with credit card info to our email listed at the bottom of the form or send it through the mail with check or credit card info.  

Contact our office at (320) 650-3500 (messages answered as staff available) or email the fire department for questions, assistance or any other business needs.



Functions
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 Prevention Division and administration, in addition to housing full-time suppression crews.

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.

The Suppression Division responds to over 6,000 incidents per year. 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.

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