South Saint Paul Fire Department

Find South Saint Paul 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.


South Metro Fire Department #2 310 Marie Avenue South Saint Paul MN 55075 651-554-3250


About South Saint Paul Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in South Saint Paul, MN

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

South Saint Paul Fire Code Inspections

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