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About Us
November 29, 1981, the Burnsville Fire Department was created with 23 career firefighters. On September 4, 1984, the department hired seven paramedics and started providing Advanced Life Support ambulance service to the community.

Today, the 40 member career department continues to be committed and dedicated to the preservation of life, safety, and protection of property. The department’s mission is to promote a professional fire service through a set of organizational values. These values are demonstrated in a strong and common belief of providing efficient and effective services of the highest quality - Protective Inspections, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Care, and Safety Awareness.

  • We protect a population in excess of 60,000, residents living in a community that covers an area of 27 square miles.
  • There are two strategically located fire stations. Each station is staffed by one district commander (fire captain), one fire motor operator, and three or four firefighter/paramedics. Staffing levels are set at eleven personnel per shift. Personnel are assigned into three shifts. Each shift works a 24 hour schedule that averages 56 hours per week.
  • In 2012, there were 1248 fire related incidents with 143 of those calls being actual fires. There were 3,732 ambulance calls in 2012.

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