Lake of the Woods County Fire Department

Find Lake of the Woods 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.


Baudette Volunteer Fire Department 110 1st Avenue Southwest Baudette MN 56623 218-634-1513


Williams Fire Department 220 Main St Williams MN 56686 218-783-4601

About Lake of the Woods County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Lake of the Woods County, MN

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

Lake of the Woods County Fire Code Inspections

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