Center Fire Department

Find Center Minnesota fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Almelund Fire Department 15740 Maple Lane Center MN 55012 651-583-3473


Center City Fire Department 335 Burns Avenue Center MN 55012 651-257-4100

About Center Fire Departments

Center Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Center, MN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Center Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Center fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Center Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Center Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Center

Center Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Minnesota are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Chisago County. Center Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Chisago County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Center, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Center PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Center Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Center Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Center Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Chisago County and Minnesota Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Center schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Center Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.