"To preserve and protect life and property from fire and other hazards through community education, emergency response and community service."
Since 1947, the Mendota Heights Fire Department has been serving the community. The department is a paid-on-call department serving the cities of Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights and Sunfish Lake.
The Department responds to all fire related emergencies, hazardous conditions, natural disasters, heavy rescue, and major medical calls. It provides public fire prevention education programs to residents, businesses and visitors in the communities that we protect. The department also has a strong focus on community outreach programs throughout the year.
The department operates with a total staff of 36 - the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Training Officer, four Captains and 29 firefighters. Mendota Heights Firefighters work in a professional and progressive environment and have the opportunity on a continual basis to earn the satisfaction of being part of the team and serving the community. There is tremendous satisfaction in saving a life, controlling a fire, comforting an accident victim and teaching skills that prevent disaster and injury.
The Mendota Heights Fire Department provides continual opportunities for members to be active through incident response, ongoing trainings, and public education and outreach programs. The Fire Department responds to approximately 350-375 calls per year. In addition to response calls, firefighters spend significant time providing public education in schools, at public events, and in-house at the station. Becoming a paid-on-call firefighter may be one of the most personally rewarding things an individual can do!
Did You Know?
The Mendota Heights Fire Department has been designated as Minnesota Fire Department of the Year on two separate occasions - in 1995 and again in 2015.