La Crescent Fire and Rescue

Established in 1920, La Crescent Fire Department responds to over 300 calls per year with approximately   70% of those are medical or rescue in nature. The department’s emergency response area includes the City of La Crescent, La Crescent Township, Desbach Township and Mound Prairie Township, as well as providing mutual aide to area departments. Its fleet of apparatus includes two front line pumpers, a tanker, a heavy rescue and mobile command center, a brush rig and various other support vehicles.


All members of the department are medically trained and certified as First Responders providing 24/7 medical response to the coverage area.

Mission Statement: The mission of the La Crescent fire Department is to protect the citizens of the La crescent fire coverage area by providing a range of programs designed to eliminate fires, medical emergencies and man-made disasters by our prevention program and the quick response by our departments well-trained Firefighters and First Responders



In addition to emergency response, La Crescent Fire Department provides additional services: