Steele County Fire Department

Find Steele 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.


Blooming Prairie Fire Hall 138 Highway Avenue South Blooming Prairie MN 55917 507-583-2088


Ellendale Fire Department 507 2nd Street South Ellendale MN 56026 507-684-2681

Geneva Fire Department 105 Main Street West Ellendale MN 56026 507-256-4748

Medford Fire Department 408 2nd Avenue Southeast Medford MN 55049 507-455-0053

Owatonna Fire Department 107 West Main Street Owatonna MN 55060 507-444-2454

About Steele County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Steele County, MN

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

Steele County Fire Code Inspections

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