Kittson County Fire Department

Find Kittson 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.


Hallock Fire Hall 110 Broadway Street Hallock MN 56728 218-843-2055


Karlstad Volunteer Fire Department 209 Cleveland Avenue Karlstad MN 56732 218-436-2129

Lake Bronson Fire Department 112 Main Street Lake Bronson MN 56734

Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department 302 3rd Street Lancaster MN 56735 218-762-2121

About Kittson County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Kittson County, MN

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

Kittson County Fire Code Inspections

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