Granite Falls Fire Department

Find Granite Falls 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.

Granite Falls Fire Department 501 Prentice Street Granite Falls MN 56241 320-564-3511

About Granite Falls Fire Departments

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

Granite Falls 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 . Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls, MN

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

Granite Falls Fire Code Inspections

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