McLeod County Fire Department

Find McLeod 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.

Brownton Fire Department 126 5th Street North Brownton MN 55312 320-328-5309

Glencoe Fire Department 509 10th Street East Glencoe MN 55336 320-864-4310

Hutchinson Fire Department 205 3rd Avenue Southeast Hutchinson MN 55350 320-587-2506

Lester Prairie Volunteer Fire Department 36 Redwood Street North Lester Prairie MN 55354 320-395-2608

Plato Fire Hall 112 2nd Street Northeast Plato MN 55370 320-238-2541

Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department 308 Main Street West Silver Lake MN 55381 320-327-2412

Stewart Fire Department 551 Prior Street Stewart MN 55385 320-562-2800

About McLeod County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in McLeod County, MN

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

McLeod County Fire Code Inspections

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