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
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Do you know that 150+ people die each year from consumer product-related carbon monoxide. Do you have a working CO alarm?
|A working home CO alarm is important for the safety of you and your family. Please visit Carbon Monoxide Safety for more information.|
Automatic External Defibrillators
|The Rochester Fire Department works in collaboration with the Rochester Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Mayo Clinic to respond to medical emergencies.|
As part of this response automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are utilized. AEDs are used to treat certain types of cardiac arrest.
Click here to be directed to the Rochester Police Department's informative page explaining how Rochester emergency medical service providers utilize AED's.