Welcome to the Rochester Fire Department
Welcome! The City of Rochester Fire Department website is a resource for our community and professional colleagues around the world. Our firefighters work hard every day to meet the needs of the City of Rochester residents and the thousands of visitors to the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Our mission statement reflects this philosophy: Compassionately solve problems that affect life and property. We are committed to living that mission statement on every service call we receive and in every contact we have with a resident or visitor.
Although suppressing fires is a critical part of our mission, we provide a complete array of services to the community and our visitors. Rochester Fire is an active leader in:
Emergency Medical Services. Rochester has one of the best survival rates in the nation from cardiac arrest.
Regional HazMat Response. RFD serves SE Minnesota with a Chemical Assessment Team that is part of an elite state wide network.
Structural Collapse Team. RFD serves SE Minnesota with a highly trained collapse team trained to rescue trapped victims.
Water and Ice Rescue. RFD personnel are trained for rapid rescue in ice and water
Fire Prevention. The best fire to have is the one that never happens. Our fire prevention team reviews building plans, inspects businesses, provides public education, and investigates fires to create a highly effective means to stop fires before they begin.
Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your suggestions for improvement.
Chief Greg Martin
City of Rochester Emergency Management Weather Safety webpage
Fire is Everyone's Fight
Eighty-one percent of all fire deaths and 76 percent of all fire injuries occur in residential buildings. This is a call to action for the USFA, fire and life safety partner organizations and the American public. We must join together to help reduce the number of home fires, and the resulting deaths, injuries and loss of property. We rely on the fire service to fight fires once they occur; however, the prevention of fires is up to all of us… Fire Is Everyone’s Fight™.