Fire Suppression


The City of Red Wing Fire Department protects 64.5 square miles. This area covers Red Wing city limits as well as Wacouta Township in Goodhue County and Diamond Bluff Township in Pierce County. 

Suppression Division

There are 24 career firefighters in the suppression division which form three shifts that work a rotating 48 hour schedule. The shifts are designated by A, B, and C. One Captain, one Lieutenant, three Engineers and three firefighters comprise a shift. 

On Call Firefighters

Red Wing also has up to 30 paid on call firefighters which supplement career firefighters at reported structure fires. Modern day fire departments such as Red Wing do not just respond to fires anymore. 

We also provide services such as:

  • Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Releases
  • High Angle/Rope Rescue
  • Ice/Water Rescue

For more information regarding Paid On Call Firefighters, please view the Paid On Call Firefighters page.

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