Fire Department


Shakopee Fire PatchThe Shakopee Fire Department serves the City of Shakopee as well as neighboring Jackson and Louisville Townships. The department is comprised of a full-time Fire Chief, full-time Fire Marshal, four full-time firefighters and 46 paid-on-call firefighters who provide fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical assistance, and fire prevention and education services to the community.

Originally founded as the Shakopee Volunteer Fire Department in 1883, today's Fire Department maintains two fire stations and a modern fleet of equipment, allowing it to provide vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, high-level rescue, open water and ice rescue, and response to structural, vehicle and wilderness fires.

Shakopee firefighters are trained and certified as Firefighter II by the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board (MFSCB) and as Emergency Medical Responders by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB.) Several firefighters have obtained additional training in Emergency Medicine, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) and Hazardous Materials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical assistance (request a fire report)
  • Community fire prevention education
  • Plan review, inspections and acceptance testing of fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, flammable/combustible liquid storage tanks, dispensing systems and tents and canopies
  • Issuance of permits for fire systems, fireworks, open burning and more
  • Little girl in firefighter outfit
    Fire Department Open House 2016

    The Fire Department hosted its annual Open House Saturday, Oct. 15 at Fire Station 1.

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  • Firefighters putting out a propane fire
    Fire Department Training

    Shakopee firefighters participate in year-round training to sharpen their skills, reinforce Department operating procedures and maintain their state certification. Read more in the Fall 2014 Hometown Messenger.

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  • Officer hands out toys with kids on Cardinal Drive.
    Night to Unite 2013

    More than 100 neighborhoods celebrated Night to Unite Tuesday, Aug. 6 with block parties, food and visits from Shakopee Police, Fire and Public Works Departments. Check out photos taken by City of Shakopee staff.

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