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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, a full-time Administrative Captain, 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), Fire Apparatus Operator 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
  • New firefighters hold helmets
    Fire Department Badging Ceremony 2017

    Shakopee's newest firefighters - Kent Anglin, Dustin Campion, Peter Czech, Brad Horsmann, Keith Jellinger, Chris Richardson, Greg Stewart and Andy Toczek - received their badges June 19.

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  • Brother and sister wearing firefighter hats
    Fire Department Open House 2014

    Shakopee residents got up close to life as a firefighter at the Oct. 4 Shakopee Fire Department Open House. The annual event drew hundreds of kids and adults to ride on a fire truck, practice spraying a fire hose and learn more about fire safety.

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  • Fire Department Open House
    Fire Department Open House 2015

    Hundreds of residents attended the annual Fire Department Open House Oct. 3 at Fire Station 1.

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