Fire Department

The fire department responds to all fire and emergency medical incidents in the City of Andover. Paid on-call firefighters are alerted to an incident via a pager dispatched through the Anoka County Central Communications System. The fire department is responsible for performing new building plan reviews and existing building inspections to ensure compliance with State and Federal Fire Codes and Standards. The fire department also provides public education and fire safety information to residents. In addition, the Fire Chief is the city Emergency Manager, overseeing all city disaster and contingency plans.
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Our History

The volunteer fire department was established in 1977. Several residents of Andover formed the department to respond to fire and emergency calls. At that time, there were 2 groups within the department: those that responded to fire calls and those who responded only to emergency medical calls. The original tin barn, used by the fire department, is still located at the corner of Nightingale and Crosstown Blvd.

As the city continued to grow between 1977 and 1990, the fire department used part of the Public Works building as the fire station. In 1990, 2 new fire stations were built to better respond to the city's needs. To date, the City of Andover has 3 fire stations, approximately 55 paid on call firefighters, 3 full-time staff the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Marshal.

Our Locations

The 3 stations are located at the following locations:

Station Number 1
13875 Crosstown Blvd.
Andover, MN 55304

Station Number 2
16603 Valley Drive
Andover, MN 55304

Station Number 3
15929 Crosstown Blvd.
Andover, MN 55304

Contact Us

If you are trying to contact the fire department with non emergency questions, please call Station No. 1 at 763-755-9825.

Fire Department Duties

The fire department responds to all fire and emergency medical calls within the City of Andover. In addition to responding to the above types of incidents, the fire department handles the following:
  • Minnesota State Fire Code Enforcement
  • Fire Prevention Education and Station Tours
  • Fire Inspections of new and existing buildings
  • Day Care and Foster Care Inspections
  • Building Plan reviews for Fire and Life Safety
  • Burning Permits and Recreational Fires

Adopt-A-Fire Hydrant

If you have a fire hydrant in your front yard, homeowners will need to ensure that there is a 3 foot clearance around the hydrant. Plants, bushes, etc must not block the access. If possible in the winter please shovel or snow blow around the hydrant, your help will be greatly appreciated.