Fire Department

Welcome to the online resource for the Faribault (MN) Fire Department. We are a combination department with 9 full time and 24 part-time firefighters, along with the Fire Chief and an Administrative Assistant.

Department Organization

The personnel are divided into 3 shifts with 1 captain, 2 full-time firefighters and 10 part-time firefighters assigned to each shift.
The Faribault Fire Department operates out of 1 fire station. We protect our community of 23,352, an additional 4,422 in the surrounding townships and the numerous visitors to our area with the following equipment:

  • 2 engines
  • 1 75-foot aerial ladder
  • 1 heavy-rescue truck
  • 1 rural tender
  • 2 pick-up trucks
The department has 3 full-time personnel per shift, with a minimum of 2 firefighters working 24 hour shifts. The officer-in-charge of the "on-duty shift" is the Incident Commander for all emergency calls. That person has the option to respond with the on-duty personnel, request a "shift call", which is all off duty, full-time firefighters and 10 part-time firefighters, or an "all call", which pages all Fire Department personnel.

Services Provided

The Faribault Fire Department protects the city and 126 square miles in 3 and 1-half townships surrounding Faribault. The department provides:

  • Fire inspection and pre-plan programs for our fire protection area
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Heavy and tactical rescue
  • Medical first aid response
  • Public education
  • Emergency Management
The men and women of the Fire Department are proud of the services we provide for the citizens of Faribault and dedicated to making our community safer through our prevention, education, inspection and pre-plan programs.