City of Red Wing

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. There are 24 career firefighters in the suppression division which form three shifts that work a rotating 24 hour schedule. One Captain and six firefighters comprise a shift. The remaining three firefighters work out of the prevention and training division as well. Red Wing also has up to 30 paid on call firefighters which supplement career firefighters at reported structure fires. Last year, firefighters answered 877 fire calls. 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, Ice/Water Rescue, High Angle/Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, and Hazardous Material Releases.