Pennington County Fire Department

Find Pennington 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.


Goodridge Area Fire Department 205 Vaughn Main Street East Goodridge MN 56725 218-378-4168


Saint Hilaire Fire And Rescue 3rd St & Broadway St. Hilaire MN 56754 218-964-5280

Thief River Falls Minnesota Fire Department 320 2nd Street East Thief River Falls MN 56701 218-681-3943

About Pennington County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Pennington County, MN

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

Pennington County Fire Code Inspections

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