City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Prior Lake Fire Department


Fire Station No. 1 (main office)
16776 Fish Point Rd. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Fire Station No. 2
3906 Station Place NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372


For Emergencies call 911

For other information
  (952) 440-3473
  Fax (952) 440-3460

Fire Chief Rick Steinhaus
  (952) 440-3473

fire fightersThe 45 members of the Prior Lake Paid On-Call Fire Department provide emergency disaster management and planning, fire suppression, rescue, prevention, code enforcement and public education under the leadership of full time Fire Chief Rick Steinhaus.

Prior Lake firefighters are Paid On-Call. They are paid $14.10 per hour for calls and training

The Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC) identifies a recreational fire as 3' x 3'. Any fire larger than this is regulated by permit. The Burning Permit fee is $40 and is effective for one year.

The only materials permitted in a recreational fire are wood from trees, small branches, brush or charcoal. Treated lumber materials, construction debris, garbage, plastics, furniture or other waste materials are not allowed to be burned in recreational fires. They must be at least 25 feet from all buildings or combustible materials and  must be attended at all times. You also must have an approved fire extinguisher on site.

You can access the MSFC through the State Fire Marshalls web site at to see all the regulations relating to recreational fires.

For more information or to file a complaint, contact Fire Chief Rick Steinhaus, (952) 440-3473.