Fire & Paramedics
The Saint Paul Fire Department protects the life and property of the people of Saint Paul.
Our dedicated firefighters, public educators, support staff and maintenance personnel form an effective team that is proud to serve the residents of our Capital City.
There are 15 fire stations throughout the City. The firefighters and medics work 24-hour shifts to keep the City safe and make Saint Paul, America's most livable city.
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Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.
Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
Fireworks by the numbers
- From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 18,500 fires caused by fireworks. These fires included 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and 16,900 outside and other fires. An estimated two people were killed in these fires.
- In 2014, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 10,500 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head. These injury estimates were obtained or derived from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2014 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu and Demar Granados.
- The risk of fireworks injury is highest for young people ages 5-9, followed by children 10-19.
- More than one-quarter (28%) of fires started by fireworks in 2009-2013 were reported on July 4th. Almost half (47%) of the reported fires on the Fourth of July were started by fireworks.
Source: NFPA’s Fireworks report, by Marty Ahrens, June 2016
2016 Firefighter Academy Graduation
In a ceremony held on May 13 at the Saint Paul College, nineteen new firefighters graduated from the Firefighter Academy.
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Firefighter Recruitment Information is available.