Fire & Code Compliance
About the Department
As First Responders to fires, public safety, medical emergencies and disasters, the North St. Paul Fire Department protects the lives and property of the City of North St. Paul residents. The department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the North St. Paul Fire Department to make significant contributions to the safety of our community.
Staff & Support
The North St. Paul Fire Department is a combination department with 3 full-time and 40 paid-per-call employees that serve the City of North St. Paul and its residents within a 3.1 square mile area. Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service is provided by Lakeview Hospital EMS paramedics who are based at the fire station.
In 2016, the Fire Department responded to 1,243 calls for service, 78% of which were EMS related. This was the highest call volume in the history of the department and exceeded the previous record year (2012) by 140 calls.
There were 3 major fire events in the City which caused an estimated property loss of $200,000. Aid was provided to Maplewood Fire for 28 incidents and St. Paul Fire for 9 incidents. The Fire Department received aid from Maplewood on 12 incidents, Oakdale on 12 incidents, and Vadnais Heights on 3 incidents.
The North St. Paul Fire Department received confirmation from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that its services are worthy of a rating of 4. This means that of the 2,069 fire departments in Minnesota only 39 have a higher rating placing us in the top 7%. Congratulations to the North St. Paul Firefighters!