About Us

Our Mission

The Ramsey Fire Department is dedicated to protecting life and property in our community through emergency response, prevention and education with pride, honor and integrity.


The Ramsey Fire Department provides emergency response service for all hazards including, but not limited to, fires, medical emergencies, rescues and accidental release of hazardous material. The Department also conducts code compliance inspections and reviews building plans for code compliance. Its community support programs include annual fire prevention training for elementary school students, fire education training for groups and businesses, and participation in neighborhood and youth programs. Anoka County dispatches the Department and participates in an automatic aid system with surrounding community fire departments and a statewide mutual aid system.

The City has two fire stations and fire staff consists of full-time and paid-on-call firefighters. The Department is also a member of the Anoka County Fire Protection Council under a joint powers agreement and shares a fire records management system with the Anoka County Fire Academy, the Specialized Rescue Team, and Fire Investigation Team. Members of the Ramsey Fire Department serve on the Specialized Rescue Team and Fire Investigation Team. The equipment roster includes two engines, a 104-foot platform aerial, two water tankers, one medium-duty rescue truck, one rescue/mini-pumper and two grass trucks. The department also has a rescue boat and three duty vehicles. Ramsey’s fire department was organized in 1988. Current staffing consists of 45 paid-on-call firefighters as well as a full-time Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, Fire Captain/Fire Inspector, and a Fire Captain of Administration and Logistics.

We are honored that the Ramsey Fire Department was nominated by the Firefighters for Healing organization for the 2020 Fire Department of the Year Award and was selected by the Minnesota State Fire Department Association Board as the winning nomination. Read more about this on our news page.

Fire Department

Vehicles at each Fire Station

Station 1

  • Engine 1
  • Rescue 1 (Mini-Pumper)
  • Grass 1
  • Aerial 1
  • Water Tender 1 (3000 Gallons)

Station 2

  • Engine 2
  • Rescue 2
  • Grass 2
  • Water Tender 2 (Pumper/Tender)
  • Zodiac Boat
  • Air Fill Trailer
  • Utility 2