About the Fire Department

The Vadnais Heights Fire Department serves the City of Vadnais Heights which includes 12,983 residents, hundreds of businesses and two major interstates all within 8.3 square miles. We also assist our neighboring communities when needed. The Vadnais Heights Fire Department provides fire protection, fire safety education, and emergency medical response to the community. Established in 1970, the Fire Department has served vital public safety and community service functions throughout its history.

Operations

 
Our department is a combination department with 4 full-time staff and 40 part-time, paid-per-call firefighters. We respond to approximately 1,000 incidents annually that include building fires, car accidents, hazardous materials, medical emergencies and many other calls for service.
 

Locations


We operate out of two stations located at:

South Fire Station

                

North Fire Station


3595 Arcade Street N                  665 East County Road F
  

Fire Chief


Fire Chief Ed Leier directs the services of the Fire Department. Fire Chief Leier can be reached by email, or by phone at 651-204-6030. Chief Leier oversees approximately 40 firefighters who serve on an on-call basis and 3 full-time inspectors. In addition to call and training pay, firefighters receive a pension from the Vadnais Heights Firefighters’ Relief Association.

  1. Apparatus
  2. Commercial Fire Rating
  3. Mutual Aid Agreement
  4. Recruitment / Employment
Fire Department members are well trained and make a huge commitment to ensure the health and safety of the community. In addition, there are members who have specialized hazardous material training, preparing them to handle hazardous material incidents.
 
To promote the safety of the public, a significant investment has been made in the Fire Department. The Fire Department operates 2 fire stations and has 8 vehicles. The vehicles include a ladder truck; heavy rescue unit; light rescue unit; grass rig; mini-pumper/rescue; one tanker; and two pumper trucks.