Fire

Farmington Fire logoThe Farmington Fire Department has a rich history, which can be traced back to 1873. Our earliest members were veterans of the Civil War who moved to Minnesota to begin new chapters in their lives in our fertile woods and farm lands. We are proud of our history, heritage, and record of service over the past 144 years! Generations of families have volunteered to be Farmington firefighters and we have members today whose families have served Farmington steadily since 1890.

Today, the department has an authorized strength of 60 paid-on-call firefighters responding from two fire stations and protects 25,000 residents in approximately 80 square miles of the city of Farmington and the Dakota County townships of Castle Rock, Empire, and Eureka.

Fire Department's History

The Dakota County Historical Society published Over the Years - Flames of Farmington, in 1992, with the permission of David Schreier who researched fire fighting in Farmington from 1873-1928.

Fire Department's Apparatus

Chief 1

Chief 1Chief 1 is a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 4 X 4 assigned to the Fire Chief and responds from Station 2. The vehicle is equipped with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED), oxygen and medical supplies. In addition it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), forcible entry equipment, traffic safety cones, fire extinguisher and incident command tools and equipment.
These vehicles are assigned to chief officers to take home and respond to emergency incidents and city or department business. Each chief officer is “on-call” 24 hours a day and required to respond on their assigned shifts and at other times when they are available. Having these vehicles improves our response time in our large coverage area and allows us to handle multiple calls at the same time.

Chief 2
Chief 2Chief_2Chief_2Chief 2 is a 2014 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor assigned to the Assistant Fire Chief of Fire and EMS Operations and responds from Station 1. The vehicle is equipped with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED), oxygen and medical supplies. In addition it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), forcible entry equipment, traffic safety cones, fire extinguisher and incident command tools and equipment.
These vehicles are assigned to chief officers to take home and respond to emergency incidents and city or department business. Each chief officer is “on-call” 24 hours a day and required to respond on their assigned shifts and at other times when they are available. Having these vehicles improves our response time in our large coverage area and allows us to handle multiple calls at the same time.

Chief 3
Chief 3Chief 3 is a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 4 X 4 assigned to the Assistant Fire Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau and responds from Station 1. The vehicle is equipped with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED), oxygen and medical supplies. In addition it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), forcible entry equipment, traffic safety cones, fire extinguisher and incident command tools and equipment. This vehicle also carries our fire investigation equipment.
These vehicles are assigned to chief officers to take home and respond to emergency incidents and city or department business. Each chief officer is “on-call” 24 hours a day and required to respond on their assigned shifts and at other times when they are available. Having these vehicles improves our response time in our large coverage area and allows us to handle multiple calls at the same time.

Chief 4
Chief_4Chief 4 is a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 X 4 assigned to the Assistant Fire Chief of Support Services and responds from Station 2. The vehicle is equipped with a mobile data terminal (MDT) and carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED), oxygen and medical supplies. In addition it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), forcible entry equipment, traffic safety cones, fire extinguisher and incident command tools and equipment.
These vehicles are assigned to chief officers to take home and respond to emergency incidents and city or department business. Each chief officer is “on-call” 24 hours a day and required to respond on their assigned shifts and at other times when they are available. Using these vehicles improves our response time in our large coverage area, provides immediate life-saving equipment to our community and allows us to handle multiple calls at the same time.

Brush 1
Brush1Brush 1 is a 1997 Ford F-350 4 X 4 which responds out of Fire Station 1. In 2016, Brush 1 was completely overhauled with body repairs, improved suspension, new paint, graphics, emergency lighting and a firefighting skid unit with 200 gallons of water on board. Brush 1 responds as the first due vehicle for brush, grass, and wildland fires anywhere in our jurisdiction.

Rescue 1
Rescue 1Rescue 1 is a 2014 Dodge 5500 4 X 4 responding out of Fire Station 1. Rescue 1 has been designed as our primary response vehicle for EMS incidents at Station 1. Rescue 1 carries oxygen, medical supplies, and an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Rescue 1 carries forcible entry equipment, fire extinguishers and pressurized water cans along with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). In addition, Rescue 1 carries a firefighting skid unit with 275 gallons of water and a 5 gallon firefighting foam cell for brush, grass and wildland fires anywhere in our jurisdiction.

Utility 1
Utiltiy 1Utility 1 is a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 4 X 4 responding out of Fire Station 1. Utility 1 was overhauled in 2015 with body repairs, new paint, graphics and emergency lighting. Utility 1 is used to transport additional personnel to emergency incidents, training schools, conferences and seminars. In addition, Utility 1 is used to haul dirty equipment back to the stations from fires like soiled hose and tools.

Engine 1
Engine 1Engine 1 is a 2001 Pierce Dash running out of Station 1. Engine 1 has seating for five and carries 1000 gallons of water, a 30 gallon “foam cell” and is equipped with a 1500 GPM single stage pump. Engine 1 carries a full complement of hydraulic extrication tools including spreaders, cutters, rams, air bags and stabilization struts. Engine 1 carries oxygen, medical supplies and an automated external defibrillator.

Tender 1
Tender 1Tender 1 is a 2004 Peterbilt responding out of Station 1. Tender 1 is used to shuttle water in our rural areas that do not have fire hydrants. Tender 1 carries 3000 gallons of water and is equipped with “drop tanks” and a 250 GPM pump.

Rescue 2
Rescue 2Rescue 2 is a 2016 Dodge 5500 4 X 4 responding out of Fire Station 2. Rescue 2 has been designed as our primary response vehicle for EMS incidents at Station 2. Rescue 2 carries oxygen, medical supplies, and an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Rescue 2 carries forcible entry equipment, fire extinguishers and pressurized water cans along with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). In addition, Rescue 2 carries a firefighting skid unit with 250 gallons of water and a 5 gallon firefighting foam cell for brush, grass and wild land fires anywhere in our jurisdiction.

Utility 2
Utility2Utility 2 is a 1992 Ford F-350 4 X 4 responding out of Fire Station 2. Utility 2 was overhauled in 2016 with body repairs, new paint, graphics and emergency lighting. Utility 2 is used to transport additional personnel to emergency incidents, training schools, conferences and seminars. In addition, Utility 2 is used to haul dirty equipment back to the stations from fires like soiled hose and tools. Finally, Utility 2 is used to tow our water rescue boat.

Tender 2
Tender 2Tender 2 is a 1990 Ford L-8000/Luverne responding out of Station 2. Tender 2 is scheduled for replacement in 2019 and is used to shuttle water in our rural areas that do not have fire hydrants. Tender 2 carries 1800 gallons of water and is equipped with “drop tanks” and a 300 GPM pump.

Engine 2
Engine 2Engine 2 is a 1993 Spartan/Luverne responding as a reserve vehicle out of Station 2. Engine 2 is scheduled for replacement in 2019. Engine 2 carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1250 GPM single stage pump. Engine 2 has seating for six and carries a hydraulic extrication tool and has a full complement of medical and extrication equipment.

Engine 22
Engine 22Engine 22 is a 2013 Pierce Impel running out of Station 2. Engine 22 carries 750 gallons of water, a 30 gallon “foam cell” and is equipped with a 2000 GPM single stage pump. Engine 22 is a “rescue-engine” which means that it has been configured to carry a full set of extrication tools which include hydraulic cutting and spreading tools, airbags for lifting heavy equipment and stabilization struts for securing overturned vehicles. Engine 22 has a telescoping light tower which can illuminate a large area. Engine 22 carries oxygen, medical equipment, automated external defibrillator, thermal imaging camera and a host of other tools and equipment.