Silver Lake Fire Department

Find Silver Lake 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.


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


About Silver Lake Fire Departments

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

Silver Lake 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. Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake, MN

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

Silver Lake Fire Code Inspections

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