Tower Fire Department

Find Tower 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.


Greenwood Township Offices 3000 County Road 77 Tower MN 55790 218-753-2231


Tower Fire Department 602 Main Street Tower MN 55790 218-753-5212

Vermilion Lake Township Fire Department 6703 Wahlsten Road Tower MN 55790 218-749-2902

About Tower Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Tower, MN

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

Tower Fire Code Inspections

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