Douglas County Fire Department

Find Douglas County 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.

Alexandria Fire Marshall 302 Fillmore Street Alexandria MN 56308 320-763-6488

Brandon Fire Department 107 Holmes Avenue Brandon MN 56315 320-524-2220

Carlos Fire Department 201 Main Avenue Carlos MN 56319 320-762-8151

Evanville Fire Department PO Box 367 Evansville MN 56326 218-948-2222

Forada Fire Department 1991 Toby's Ave SE Alexandria MN 56308 320-763-6500

Garfield Fire Department 116 Sanstead Street East Garfield MN 56332 320-834-2333

Kensington Fire Department PO Box 196 Kensington MN 56343 320-965-2531

Leaf Valley Township Fire Department County Rd 6 & County 5 NW Garfield MN 56332 320-834-2540

Millerville Fire Department County Rd 7 NW Brandon MN 56315 320-876-2295

Miltona Fire Department 301 Main Street Miltona MN 56354 218-943-1501

Osakis Fire Department PO Box 486 Osakis MN 56360 320-859-2834

About Douglas County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Douglas County, MN

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

Douglas County Fire Code Inspections

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