The Snowflake Fire Department, Station 1 is located at 325 West 4th Street South. While firefighters are often working at the station, as a volunteer department, the station is not manned 24 hours per day. Firefighters carry radios and respond when needed. Our response area covers approximately 450 square miles. Mutual aid agreements exist with the Taylor Fire Department, which enables both communities to share resources in the event of structural fires.
The Department currently has 25 volunteer firefighters, with a maximum capacity of 35. The department has 5 Emergency Medical Technicians who provide support to Paramedics provided through a joint ambulance service. The Department places a great importance on experiance and training and works closely with Northland Pioneer College for training firefighters. Our firefighters train to the IFSTA 4th Edition (National Standard) and most are Firefighter 1 and 2 Certified.
Fire Chief Pat Hancock
The Snowflake Fire Department then and now!
Fire Department Equipment
The Snowflake Fire Department’s equipment consists of two Type 1 Engines, a Support/Utility vehicle, a Type 3 Urban Interface Engine, a 4000 gallon water tender, and the Towns original apparutus, a 1948 Chevy Fire Engine we now use as a “Parade” vehicle. We also have two pickup trucks, one is used as the Chief’s command vehicle and the other is for the Captains use when on duty. We also have a used “FEMA” trailer that has been converted into a mobile “Command Post”. We also have a Fire Safety House/Sprinkler Demonstration trailer that is used for educating the public with regards to various fire safety issues. The Department is working on acquiring a rehabilitation vehicle.