The mission of the Eagan Fire Department is dedicated to protecting and serving the community with reliable response by highly trained professionals.
In 2017, a professional staffing study was conducted for the City of Eagan that suggested the department transition toward a career-staffed department, away from the traditional all-volunteer department started in 1963. This would take several years with several steps, the end would result in a career force of 39 full-time operational staff operating from three fire stations with 24-hour coverage.
For nearly 60 years, our community relied on our volunteer and part-time firefighters to help keep our community safe. December 31, 2021, marks the end of that era as we fully transitioned to a full-time department.
Today, the Eagan Fire Department consists of 39 full-time firefighters operating out of three fire stations. The career staff is divided into 3 different shifts to provide 24-hour coverage. Eagan Firefighters are licensed by the state of MN, certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and certified Fire Inspectors.
In addition to the on-duty operational staff, the Fire Department has three administrative chiefs and one administrative assistant who all operate out of the Fire Safety Center/Station 2.
The Eagan Fire Department responds to the approximately 5,000 calls annually with the private ambulance service thus freeing police officers for police-related calls.