Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department
As Fire Chief of Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department and on behalf of the 30 men and women who proudly serve the Minnesota communities of Afton, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary’s Point, I welcome you to our website. I hope you find the information useful.
Jim Stanley, Fire Chief
Several members of the department enjoying Monday night at the Twins game with family ... See MoreSee Less
Is Chief Jim OK. No beer in his hand...
LSCV at the Wash Co Fair this morning...!We're at the Washington County Fair today for Firefighters Day. Departments from across Washington County will be here throughout the day. Come out and say hello!
There will be demonstrations of auto extrication too. The first will start around 11am. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower Saint Croix Valley Fire Department added 6 new photos.
4 weeks ago
Great live burn training tonight in Afton jointly with Hudson Fire, Roberts Fire and St Joe Fire. Thanks for the assistance this evening as well from Lakeview EMS and St Croix EMS - partners we can always count on when needed! ... See MoreSee Less
Condolences to our friends across the river at Hudson Fire and St Croix EMS at the passing of Craig Smith. A great FF and even better person will be missed by many. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a fabulous turnout for Chief Peterson's Open House on Wednesday. The Fire District Board presented Kris with a nice memento recognizing his 40 years of service and retirement. Thank you to all who attended including the many Chiefs from our mutual aid partners! Your show of support is very appreciated... ... See MoreSee Less
In the Dictonary...under "class act" Kris' picture is there...congrats Kris! #welldonebrother
Kris you did an outstanding job, thanks for being such a great ally of Hudson Fire !!!
Congrats Kris. I wished I had known I would have come out there. Best of luck in your retirement
Congratulations Kris for your years with the fire Department good seeing you it's been A long time.
Congrats Kris! I wish you the best in your retirement...miss all you guys! Take care!
Congrats nice photo
Congrats Chief Peterson!
Well done Kris!!!!!!!! (Hi Dawn!!) 🙂
how very wonderful
Best couple ever 🙂
Thank You for your service.
A lifetime of dedication. 👍 So deserved. 😊
Good job Kris P!
Today we celebrate the 40 year anniversary of Fire Chief Kris Peterson's fire career. This afternoon from 5pm to 8pm the LSCVFD is hosting a Pulbic Open House with a short presentation at 6pm. Kris's retirement date is Friday. All are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Wow Dawn. Quite an accomplishment you must be so proud of him!! Side note: super handsome and distinguished!!👨🏼🚒🚒
Congratulations, Kris! 40 years is a great accomplishment and lots of dedicated service from you and your family. Best wishes on your next journey.
Congratulations Kris!!! Thanks for all you have done in lower saint croix valley fire department
Congratulations!!! And thank you for your many years of service!
CONGRATULATIONS dear friend! Thank you over and over again for all your years of dedicated service! You are AMAZING!
Congratulations Kris. Pretty amazing how fast that 40 years went by!
Congrats Kris! It was great to work interdepartmental with you. Best wishes.
Congratulations Kris, thanks for all your service.
Congrats, Kris!!!! Will be missing the party! Sorry.
Congratulations and thank you Sir! Best Wishes!
Congratulations Chief! Thank you for your service!
Congratulations and Thank You Kris! 👏🏼
Congratulations!! Enjoy your retirement!!!
Congratulations Kris!!! from me and Mikey!
Congrats 👍🏽. Looking forward to seeing you two tomorrow.
Congrats!!! Sorry I will miss the party
Congrats Chief. Well deserved!
Congrats uncle Kris! 🙂
Always proud to participate in this community event. It's one of our highlights of the year!Afton is gearing up for our 4th of July Parade! Flags are flying, the forecast is good and the parade line-up looks fabulous! Thanks sponsors including Geislinger & Sons, WSB & Associates, Inc and Ellingson Companies for your support of the parade! ... See MoreSee Less
With Memorial Day behind us, is it time to 'retire' your United States flag. Out of respect for our veterans, there is only one proper way to dispose of tatered United States flags. That is why, we here at O'Connell's, collect old used flags and have them cremated with veterans of our Armed Forces. If you have an old flag that needs retiring, please bring them by either O'Connell's Family Funeral Home of Hudson OR Baldwin. We have collection boxes inside each front doors at our funeral homes. Please share this post with your family and friends and paying respect to our national flag. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower St Croix Valley Fire proud to participate in the Bayport parade this morning! ... See MoreSee Less
The Lower St Croix Valley Fire Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Deputy Chief Jim Stanley as Fire Chief effective July 15, 2017. Jim was selected by a hiring committee including members of the department and five city District Fire Board, as well as an outside Chief Officer from a neighboring department. The hiring recommendation was then sent to the Fire District Board for ratification on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Jim will be stepping in for retiring outgoing Chief Kris Peterson who will be retiring on July 14th on his 40 year anniversary with the department
Jim's resume boasts 39 years of fire department service entirely with the Lower St Croix Valley Fire Department. He has served in the capacity of Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal for the better part of 30 years. He currently is serving consecutive terms as President of the Washington County Fire Chief’s Association – a position that is elected by his peers within Washington County. He has remained active in many organizations, including regional and statewide, in both the fire industry and EMS industry.
Congratulations to Jim on his new position! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats! Well deserved! And a very happy and also well deserved retirement to Kris Peterson!
Awesome! Exciting for both Jim and Kris. Two amazing men.
Congrats, I think I predicted this! 🙂
WAY TO GO DEAR FRIEND!! You are AWESOME!! CONGRATS! You earned these shoes to fill!!!
Congratulations Jim you've been a great ambassador for Lower St. Croix Valley for so many years!
Congratulations - well deserved. And I'm sure Kris will love his retirement as well. You both have done an amazing job!!!!
Congrats Jim! I'm sure you'll do a great job for LSCV.
Congratulations Jim on your appointment. Also congratulations to Kris for all his years of service. Happy retirement.
Congratulations, Jim....this is such a well deserved promotion!!!
Congratulations Jim!!!! Kent send you a great big kiss!😘😍
Congratulations Jim! Great news! Also congrats to Kris on his upcoming retirement!
Congratulations Jim I didn't know you had it in you. Ha ha
After 40 years his hair is still the same...
Way to go Jim you always have my respect
Congrats Jim, I'm sure no one more deserving! 😍
Congratulations Jim 😎
Congrats Jim you deserve it your Good Man!
Congratulations Jim!!! So well deserved 💜💜💜
Congratulations Jim, well deserved!
So incredibly awesome♡ congratulations on your new position ♡
4 months ago
Thank you all firefighters past and present for all you've given to our great Valley community! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all firefighters!
Lower Saint Croix Valley Fire Department added an event.
4 months ago
Join us for our annual passage to spring! Its time for the LSCVFD spring Pancake Breakfast. All you can eat - donations accepted at the door. Bring a food shelf item as well!
Annual Spring Pancake Breakfast
I always miss this in the Valley. Sure loved it as a kid when my dad was on the department.
I did too.
Tonight the Lower St. Croix Valley FD hosted a joint training exercise with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Fire Dive Team on the St. Croix River. SFD has several members on the Washington County Fire Dive Team which responds county wide for water related emergencies. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower Saint Croix Valley Fire Department added a new photo.
5 months ago
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6 months ago
Posted by Tom Barthman/Hudson Fire: "This morning my heart is heavy for my Brothers and Sisters at United Fire and Rescue. Learning of the loss of my friend Kevin Loux. I have had the pleasure of working and occasionally playing with Louxie for nearly 30 years. A gentle giant with a big smile. Never a "push to the front" kind of a leader, but always a leader. After stepping down as a chief officer Kevin remained with the Baldwin Station as the definition of the senior man. We are all better because of his work. Godspeed my friend."
Kevin was also a former LSCVFD firefighter years ago and will be remembered as one of the leaders in the fire services especially in St Croix County. Our thoughts and prayers are not just with his immediate family and friends but also his extended fire family across both MN and WI. Well said Tom Barthman! ... See MoreSee Less
So sad to hear of Kevin's passing. Our hearts go out to his family and his extended fire family.