Fire Department

The Waconia Fire Department was established in 1883 and is considered a paid-on-call fire department. The department provides fire, first responder, rescue, fire prevention, and education services to Waconia, Laketown Township, Waconia Township, and our mutual aid partners. The population the Waconia Fire Department serves is estimated to be over 15,000 residing in an area of 37 square miles. The services are provided from one main fire station, centrally located within the City of Waconia. The Department has averaged around 600 per year over the last four years, and responds to fires, alarms, medical emergencies, personal injury accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, lake rescue, severe weather events, hazardous materials incidents, mutual aid calls, and for any event when summoned by the public.

Join the Waconia Fire Department!

Would you like to have a rewarding job as a paid-on-call firefighter? We accept applications March - May from any interested applicants and year round for those who already have Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and EMR or have daytime response availability. Applications can be found on our Job Opportunities  page for the standard recruitment cycle, or are available year-round below:

Interested applicants should fill out a City of Waconia application and return it to 

Prevention & Education

In addition to firefighting and rescue services, the Fire Department promotes fire prevention and education through multiple programs, including visits to classrooms and student and adult tours of the fire station. The members are committed to providing exceptional fire safety and protection to the citizens of Waconia, visitors, and contracted service areas in Waconia and Laketown Townships.

The annual report for 2022 can be found here (PDF). 

Officer Directory

Access the officer directory to see a listing of those serving in officer roles on the Fire Department.