Paynesville Fire Department

Find Paynesville 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.


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


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

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

About Paynesville Fire Departments

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

Paynesville 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. Paynesville 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 Paynesville, MN

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

Paynesville Fire Code Inspections

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