Burnsville's 48-member career fire and ambulance service continues to be committed and dedicated to preserving life, safety and property in the community. The department's organizational values are demonstrated in a strong and common belief of providing efficient and effective services of the highest quality in:
- Emergency Medical & Ambulance Care
- Fire Suppression
- Public Education
- Protective Inspections
- Safety Awareness
The City of Burnsville has two fire stations that are strategically located to provide a quick response in times of need. The stations, staffed 24 hours a day by professional firefighters and paramedics, also serve as a resource for the surrounding neighborhood and community.
Fire Station Number 1
14275 Newton Avenue South
Burnsville, MN 55306
Fire Station Number 2
12155 Parkwood Drive
55337 Burnsville, MN 55337
After 13 years as a combined Public Safety Department with police, the Burnsville Fire Department was created on Nov. 29, 1981 with 23 career firefighters. On Sept. 4, 1984, the department hired seven paramedics and started providing Advanced Life Support ambulance service to the community. Burnsville's is one of few departments in the state the serves as full time fire and emergency medical services (EMS) responders for its city.
Burnsville Fire Department Facts
- We protect a population in excess of 60,000 residents living in a community that covers an area of 24.91 square miles.
- Burnsville has 33 shift firefighter/paramedics, with 11 personnel working one of three shifts. Each shift works a 24-hour schedule that averages 56 hours per week.
- Each fire station is staffed by one fire captain, one fire motor operator, and three to four firefighter/paramedics.
- Each fire station has a fire engine and ambulance.
- A 12-hour "peak demand" unit consisting of an additional four firefighter/paramedics is also staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
- The department responds to more than 1,500 fire-related incidents (100 to 200 actual fires) and more than 5,700 ambulance calls each year.
- The department has a fire prevention division which includes a public education committee. Public education opportunities are offered throughout the year to preschool, kindergarten, second and fourth grade students - as well as during events throughout the year such as the Burnsville Fire Muster and Annual Fire Department Open House.