Stearns County Fire Department

Find Stearns 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.


Albany Fire Department 221 4th Street Albany MN 56307 320-845-4040


Avon Fire Department 140 Stratford Street East Avon MN 56310 320-356-7400

Belgrade Fire Rescue Department 120 Walker Street Belgrade MN 56312 320-254-3300

Brooten Volunteer Fire Department 1010 Front St Brooten MN 56316 320-346-2524

Cold Spring Fire & Rescue Department 27 Red River South Cold Spring MN 56320 320-685-3653

Elrosa Fire & Rescue PO Box 174 Elrosa MN 56325 320-697-1400

Freeport Fire Department 104 North Avenue Freeport MN 56331 320-836-2411

Holdingford Fire Department 480 Main Street Holdingford MN 56340 320-746-2244

Kimball Area Fire And Rescue 300 Elm Street North Kimball MN 55353 320-398-2727

Lake George Fire Department 56458 U.s. 71 Sauk Centre MN 56378 218-266-3600

Lake Henry Fire Department 32953 Cartway Drive Paynesville MN 56362 320-243-4533

Melrose Fire Department 405 South 2nd Avenue East Melrose MN 56352 320-256-4278

New Munich Fire Department 220 Main St New Munich MN 56356 320-256-7827

Paynesville Fire Department 221 Washburne Avenue Paynesville MN 56362 320-243-3714

Richmond Fire Department 45 Hall Avenue Southwest Richmond MN 56368 320-597-1987

Rockville Fire Department 209 Broadway Street East Rockville MN 56369 320-251-0072

Saint Cloud Fire Department 101 10th Avenue North St. Cloud MN 56303 320-650-3500

Saint John's Fire Department 31802 County Road 159 St. Joseph MN 56374 320-363-2742

Saint Joseph Volunteer Fire Department 323 4th Avenue Northeast St. Joseph MN 56374 320-290-1570

Saint Martin Fire And Rescue 165 West Street Paynesville MN 56362 320-548-3567

About Stearns County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Stearns County, MN

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

Stearns County Fire Code Inspections

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