Fire Prevention

Saint Paul Fire Department Prevention Staff

Public Education

The Public Education Program of the Saint Paul Fire Department has evolved to prevent unintentional injuries among high-risk populations. The focus is based on empirical data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota Department of Public Health, and from the Department’s EMS run reports. The department reaches approximately 80,000 people per year with our Public Education efforts.  

We provide FREE presentations on topics for all ages and topics including burn and fire prevention for children, child fire play intervention, fire extinguisher training, cooking fire prevention, fall and fire prevention for older adults, and more.  To learn more or schedule a presentation contact one of our public educators at (651) 228-6239 or (651) 228-6203 or email us at or or complete this form:

Youth Fire Play Intervention Program

An interest in fire is normal for youth, but playing with matches, lighters, or starting fires is not normal or safe.  Our Youth Fire Play Intervention Program is designed to intervene and provide education for youth and their families.  Referrals to this program may come from family members, schools, law enforcement, social workers, mental health workers, or others who are concerned about a youth playing with matches, lighters, or fire. 

If you live in Saint Paul and would like to enroll your child in this free program, contact the Office of Public Education at (651) 228-6239 or (651) 228-6203. 

Residents outside of Saint Paul can call the State Fire Marshal's Juvenile Firesetter hotline at 651-201-7200 or 1-800-500-8897.

For more information, see the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's website on Youth Firesetting:

Fire Station Tours

Free tours can be scheduled for any of Saint Paul's fire stations.  To schedule a tour, call the station you want to tour and ask to speak to the Fire Captain.  Find fire station addresses and phone numbers here: Fire Stations

Smoke Alarm Program

The Saint Paul Fire Department provides and installs smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and StoveTop Fire Stops to Saint Paul homeowners for FREE as part of  Project Safe Haven. Call (651) 224-7811 to learn more or sign up for Project Safe Haven.
A hard wired smoke alarm is required to be installed in a single-family dwelling that is for sale. This needs to be done within 60 days from notification. Call for a permit at (651) 266-8989.
Learn more about smoke alarms and Saint Paul's requirements for smoke alarms in homes here: PDF iconHard Wire Smoke Detector Fact Sheet.pdf

Car Seat Checks

The Saint Paul Fire Department hosts FREE car seat clinics throughout the year at Saint Paul fire stations through a partnership with Regions Hospital and donations from Health Partners Employees. More information on these clinics and others at Regions Hospital and other area fire departments can be found here: 

PDF icon2016 Car Seat Clinics.  

Additionally, Saint Paul Fire Department has two Child Passenger Seat Technicians who can meet one-on-one to check and assist with car seat installation.  To schedule FREE appointment, call Jeremy Berger at 651-228-6203 or email at

Fire Inspections

For certificate of occupancy inspections of rental properties, day cares and foster care facilities, or commercial buildings, contact Department of Safety and Inspections at 651-266-8989.