Lower St. Croix Valley firefighters are trained to respond to fire related incidents such as structure fires, vehicle fires, boat fires, grass fires, and hazardous materials crises. We pride ourselves in providing excellent fire protection services to our response area. To aid in response, our department has one engine, one engine/rescue rig, a tender, two grass rigs, a fire boat plus additional resources.

Two firefighters in bunker gear and helmets loading hose onto the back of a fire engine.
Firefighter standing at front door of house on fire and feeding hose into the house for the fire crew.


All of our members are trained to respond to emergency medical incidents at the EMT level. We have one basic life support (BLS) ambulance which is dispatched from our station. Advanced life support (ALS) ambulance service is provided through our mutual aid partners including Lakeview EMS in Stillwater and St. Croix EMS in Hudson. EMTs on our department receive ongoing education to ensure excellent care is provided.

Emergency medical technician wearing blue uniform and sitting in driver seat of ambulance and smiling.
EMT wearing blue uniform shirt and smiling while he is restocking emergency medical equipment into an orange medical bag.

Water and Ice Rescue

Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department is one of five departments in Washington County, Minnesota that comprises the Washington County Fire Department Dive Rescue Team. The other participating departments are Mahtomedi, Scandia, Stillwater and White Bear Lake. Interdepartment trainings are held each month that focus on diving, tending, boat and water/ice rescue operations.

SCUBA rescue diver swimming underwater with fins and air tank and mask.
Female firefighter and male firefighter on fire boat operating the fire hose nozzle.

Public Education

Public education and prevention is an important aspect of the fire service. At Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department, we offer CPR courses to the public as well as fire prevention education geared toward preschool and elementary age youth and community groups such as the Girl Scouts. If you're interested in participating in a CPR course, please visit our Events page and contact our department via phone or email for more information.

CPR and Public Education Information

If you would like to participate in a CPR course or schedule a group tour of our station, please contact us:




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Lower St. Croix Valley
Fire Department
1560 St. Croix Trail South
Lake St. Croix Beach, MN 55043