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, Dresbach Township and Mound Prairie Township, as well as providing mutual aide to area departments. Its fleet of apparatus includes three front line pumpers, a tanker, a brush rig, a UTV 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:

  • Fire safety inspections for business and homes
  • Fire safety talks and demonstrations
  • Station tours
  • Knox Box for commercial and residential
  • Annual fire safety poster contest