Fire & Code Compliance

About the Department

As First Responders to fires, public safety, medical emergencies and disasters, the North St. Paul Fire Department protects the lives and property of the City of North St. Paul residents. The department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the North St. Paul Fire Department to make significant contributions to the safety of our community. 

The department responds to over 1,300 emergency incidents annually. These incidents include structure and vehicle fires, alarm calls, emergency medical service calls, and motor vehicle accidents among many other emergency and non-emergency calls.

Staff & Support
The North St. Paul Fire Department is a combination department with 3 full-time and 34 paid-per-call employees that serve the City of North St. Paul and its residents within a 3.1 square mile area. Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service is provided by Lakeview Hospital EMS paramedics who are based at the fire station.

Join the Department
The City of North St. Paul seeks paid per call firefighters each fall. For more information contact Fire Chief Jason Mallinger.

Call Log
In 2018, the Fire Department responded to 1,318 Fire / Rescue / Medical calls for service. On average nearly four calls per day.

Department Rating
North St. Paul Fire Department was recently notified that their classification grading went down from a '4' last year to a grading of '3' as of May 1, 2018.

ISO an advisory organization, collects information useful in many aspects of insurance underwriting. Expert staff collects information about the quality of public fire protection in more than 47,500 fire protection areas across the United States. In each of those protection areas, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification — a grading from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria. Learn more.

Through the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program, ISO evaluates municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. A community's investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predictor of future fire losses. So insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance — generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection. Many communities use the PPC as a benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of their fire-protection services. The PPC program is also a tool that helps communities plan for, budget, and justify improvements.

North St. Paul Fire Department hosted their annual appreciation banquet on January 18, 2019. It is a time to thank the firefighters, their families and retirees for their dedication to the citizens of North St. Paul. Congratulations to the following:

Lieutenant Chris Mellen Firefighter of the Year


Rolando Leon Chief's Award of Excellence


Captain Mike Richter Chief's Award of Excellence


2018 Retirees Captain Anderson & Firefighter Stahnke