Forest Lake Fire Department

Find Forest Lake 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.


Forest Lake Fire - Rescue 879 4th Street Southwest Forest Lake MN 55025 651-464-2244


About Forest Lake Fire Departments

Forest Lake Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Forest Lake, MN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Forest Lake 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:
  • Forest Lake fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Forest Lake Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Forest Lake Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Forest Lake

Forest Lake 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 . Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Forest Lake, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Forest Lake PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Forest Lake 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.

Forest Lake Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Forest Lake Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the 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 Forest Lake schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Forest Lake Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.