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
2015 Fire Prevention Week
Half of all U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00pm and 7:00am, when people are most likely to be sleeping. The National Fire Prevention Week theme for this year is Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm. The goal is to have working smoke detectors in correct locations throughout your home to alert you to fire.
|For information about installing smoke detectors throughout your home, please select the above infographic. For other information, please visit Fire Prevention Week.|
A fire pit in the backyard is a favorite pastime, especially in the summer months. But there are a few things you need know before you light that fire.
|Please visit Recreation Fires for the important requirements of having a safe recreation fire within the Rochester City Limits.|
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.