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.
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.