The City of Scandia Fire Department is located at 15040 Scandia Trail North and shares the facility with the City Public Works Department. The Fire department is Not staffed 24/7.
In an Emergency Dial 9-1-1
The department non-emergency phone number is 651-433-4383. Please leave a message, and we will respond as soon as possible.
The fire department was established in 1952. The first fire station was in the old CO-OP building that was East of Meister’s (no longer there). In the early 1970 the building just west of Meister’s was built as the fire station and town hall. In 1999 the residents of Scandia approved a levy to build the new fire/public works building. The building was completed in October of 2000. We currently have 7 apparatus, a boat and a 6x6 UTV. Scandia has no fire hydrants in the city, so 2 of our apparatus are tenders. These trucks’ primary job is to bring water to the fire, each truck can carry 2,200 gallons of water. An average structure fire will require 80,000 gallons of water to extinguish.
The Scandia Fire Department is a paid-on-call department that consists of a fire chief, 2 assistant chiefs, 3 captains, 1 engineer and up to 23 firefighters. All non-probationary members of the department are nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians and Minnesota firefighter 1 certified. These dedicated personnel respond to all types of emergencies including medical & fire emergencies in the city of Scandia and part of May Township. The department also responds mutual aid to our surrounding communities.
The department trains four times a month for 2-3 hours per training session. These trainings keep our members current on medical, fire, auto extrication, Haz-Mat and many other types of emergency care trends and procedures.
The department has been understaffed for many years now, so we perform a hiring campaign beginning in January of each year. Candidates that meet all requirements become probationary members on June 1st of each year. We do accept applications throughout the entire year and will process candidates that have existing certifications as soon as possible.