Fire

Welcome to the Cottage Grove Fire Department. Our department is known as one of the most innovative and respected in the State of Minnesota. We are committed to providing the citizens of Cottage Grove and all who visit our city with the highest quality of service possible.

Location and Contact Information

Cottage Grove Fire Department

Emergency Dispatch
Call 9-1-1 for a police, fire or EMS response

Non-Emergency Dispatch
651-439-9381 to report a non-emergency situation

Administrative Offices
651-458-2809
This is the main line at the Cottage Grove Fire Department for general questions or to reach a specific individual.

Cottage Grove Fire Department Administration
12800 Ravine Parkway S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 2
8641 80th Street S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Rick Redenius, Fire Chief 
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About

Cottage Grove Fire Department is a combination department comprised of:

  • Seven full-time employees (Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshall, Deputy Chief of EMS and four Firefighter Paramedics)
  • Three part-time employees (Paramedics) and
  • (On average) 55 paid-on-call employees (one District Chief, seven Captains, six Lieutenants and 40 Firefighters).

Cottage Grove has a unique Public Safety model that runs both Police and Fire Paramedics. The Fire Department runs a Duty Crew twenty-four hours a day, this Duty Crew is responsible for station duties, EMS and fire calls as well as public education.

The Cottage Grove Fire Department answered over 2,300 calls for service in 2011 and more than 2,500 in 2012.

Mission

Cottage Grove Public Safety collectively serves our community compassionately providing protection of life and property. We do this with honor, integrity, pride and professionalism. We are Cottage Grove Public Safety.