Join us for Community Events

Spring Pancake Breakfast

Come hungry and leave full and happy! Join us for our biannual pancake breakfast at the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Station bay on Sunday, May 5 from 8:00am – 12:00 noon. We will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, orange juice, milk and coffee. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a morning off from cooking. As always, we will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the local food shelf during this time; they may be dropped off at the donation table upon entry.

DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2019
TIME: 8am – Noon
LOCATION: Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department, 1560 St. Croix Trail S, Lake St. Croix Beach
COST: Free will donation

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Santa is coming to town on Sunday, December 2! Bring your family and friends down to the fire station for a visit with Santa and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

DATE: Sunday, December 2
TIME: 8am – Noon
LOCATION: Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department, 1560 St. Croix Trail S, Lake St. Croix Beach

COST: Free will donation

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Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13, 2018

Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department will be visiting Afton-Lakeland Elementary School during Fire Prevention Week. A fire safety trailer will be used to help teach students basic fire safety in a realistic but safe environment.


Here are three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire — and how to escape safely in the event of one:

Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

9/11 Tribute

In honor of the lives lost on 9.11.01, Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department will be participating in a tribute on I-94 on 9.11.18. Fire departments from Bayport, Lake Elmo and Lower St. Croix Valley will be driving rigs down I-94 from Lakeland westbound to Manning Avenue around 1800 hours. To participate and view the tribute, spectators are encouraged to gather at the Stagecoach Trail bridge and take a moment to pause and remember. We will never forget.

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Cones with Cops 2018

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Selma's Ice Cream Parlour in Afton, is hosting Cones with Cops — a summer evening of community engagement, fun and ice cream!

This is a great opportunity to meet some of your local deputies and firefighters, see the inside of emergency vehicles, and watch a K-9 demonstration.

Kids 12 and under will receive a free ice cream cone from Selma’s.

DATE: Thursday, August 23, 2018
TIME: 5 – 7pm
LOCATION: Selma's Ice Cream Parlour, Afton, Minnesota

Heritage Day & National Night Out 2018

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event. Residents are encouraged to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention.

Come on out to enjoy a Minnesota summer evening with your family and neighbors and meet some of your local firefighters!

DATE: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
TIME: 5 – 8pm
LOCATION: Riverfront Park, Lake St. Croix Beach, Minnesota

Afton Independence Day Parade

Celebration Activities

Afton Town Square Park

  • Music
  • Food, crafts, beer tent

For the Kids

  • Bounce house
  • Kid's crafts at the park pavilion
  • Kid's bike/trike pre-parade

FREE trolley rides will be given within the village of Afton.


Bring your family and friends and join us at the Afton 4th of July Parade & Celebration for food, drinks, music, trolley rides and a parade. Other activities include a bounce house for the kids, crafts for children, and a kids' bike/trike pre-parade.

Our fire department will be driving multiple fire trucks in the parade.

DATE: July 4, 2018


LOCATION: Downtown Afton, Minnesota

LSCVFDs ambulance and tender during Afton 4th of July Parade
Brush Truck 2 and Zodiac at the parade

Bringing home the gold

Several members of the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department staffed winter Olympian Jessie Diggins' homecoming event on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Afton Park Town Square.