Fire Department

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.