Fire Department

Important COVID-19 Update

The City of Elk River recognizes the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health to protect staff, residents and visitors to our city in every way possible from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

At this time (Monday, March 16) many city facilities remain operational, and cleaning/sanitizing efforts in high-traffic areas has increased substantially including City Hall and the Maintenance Facility. While open, staff encourages residents to handle any business they may have with the city via telephone or online if possible. Emergency services like police and fire operations will remain in effect as usual. 

Click here for a full list of facility closures and program postponements, along with COVID-19 safety information and resources.

Established in 1881, the Elk River Fire Department proudly provides all-hazard emergency and non-emergency services to the City of Elk River and its contractual partners of Otsego and Big Lake Township. The department serves a population of approximately 35,000 residents within its 66 square mile coverage area. As a function of city government, the fire department is community focused and committed to providing prompt, professional, and courteous service. 

Mission Statement

As the Elk River Fire Department, our care and concern for our community defines our mission to preserve the lives and property of all residents, proprietors and visitors within our service area through strong leadership and professional staff using state of the art equipment.

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Requests for Fire Patches

Due to expense and security concerns, we are unable to honor requests for uniform patches or other memorabilia. Patches, t-shirts, etc are property of the City of Elk River and are only issued to active Elk River Fire Department personnel.