East Grand Forks
Jeff Boushee Fire Chief/Emergency Manager
Welcome to the City of East Grand Forks Fire Department website. The fire department is a combination career/paid on call department that was established in 1883. The East Grand Forks Fire Department serves the City of East Grand Forks as well as seven surrounding townships. The services we provide are EMS, fire suppression, technical rescue, fire code education/enforcement, fire prevention education/activities and emergency management. The fire department responds to an average of approximately 1,000 emergency calls per year as well as several public service calls and public education events.
The East Grand Forks Fire Department operates 24/7 from two fire stations. Station 1 (head quarters), located at 415 4th St NW and station 2, located a 243 5th Ave SE.
The East Grand Forks Fire Department staff consists of ten full-time firefighters including the fire chief along with 25 paid on call firefighters. All firefighters are paid employees of the City of East Grand Forks. Our full-time firefighters are required to have emergency medical technicians certification as well as firefighter II certification and professionally licensed in the State of Minnesota. Our paid on call firefighters are required to have first responder certification as well as firefighter I certification.
The goal of the East Grand Forks Fire Department is to provide excellent emergency services, public services and fire prevention programs to the citizens of our community and surrounding area as well as our visitors.
Thank you for your interest in the East Grand Forks Fire Department. Please feel free to browse our website as you will find more information about our fire department. Also contact us if you have additional questions.
I hope you have a safe and blessed day!!!
“Providing public safety through people who have a passion to serve”
- 10 - full-time firefighters including the Chief
- 22 - on-call firefighters
- 3 - full-time firefighters per shift
- 24 - hour coverage, seven days a week
- 2 - fire stations
- 1 - medium duty rescue truck
- 4 - pumper trucks
- 1 - 100-foot aerial platform
- 1 - water rescue boat
- 1 - snow rescue snowmobile with cutter
- 1 - technical rescue trailer with equipment