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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    Cooking Fires!

    The number 1 cause of home fires in St. Cloud. Read on...
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About our Department

The Suppression Division responded 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, 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)

St. Cloud Fire Department 2021 Annual Report

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 
  • Technical and high-angle rope rescue
  • Ice and water rescue 
  • Fire inspection and plan review
  • Public fire education

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SCFD Fire Safety Ideas

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