Our Mission

The St. Michael Fire Department (SMFD) pledges to protect all people, home, and businesses in the city. The SMFD works closely with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Allina Ambulance, and the fire departments of surrounding communities to respond to your service calls quickly.

A Word From Your Chief

I have had the honor of serving as chief of the St. Michael Fire Department since 2007. The volunteer firefighters on SMFD are a dedicated, highly-skilled force and are there to make sure the City of St. Michael is protected to the best of our ability. As we help keep our city safe, you can help, too! When having a bonfire in your backyard, have a way to extinguish the fire on hand in case your fire becomes uncontrollable. Every year, take time to perform a home safety check and make sure you have fresh batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time. Let’s work together to keep our city a safe and enjoyable place to live!

– Chief Steve Hosch

A Word From Your Chief

I have had the honor of serving as chief of the St. Michael Fire Department since 2007. The volunteer firefighters on SMFD are a dedicated, highly-skilled force and are there to make sure the City of St. Michael is protected to the best of our ability. As we help keep our city safe, you can help, too! When having a bonfire in your backyard, have a way to extinguish the fire on hand in case your fire becomes uncontrollable. Every year, take time to perform a home safety check and make sure you have fresh batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time. Let’s work together to keep our city a safe and enjoyable place to live!

– Chief Steve Hosch

A Word From Your Chief

I have had the honor of serving as chief of the St. Michael Fire Department since 2007. The volunteer firefighters on SMFD are a dedicated, highly-skilled force and are there to make sure the City of St. Michael is protected to the best of our ability. As we help keep our city safe, you can help, too! When having a bonfire in your backyard, have a way to extinguish the fire on hand in case your fire becomes uncontrollable. Every year, take time to perform a home safety check and make sure you have fresh batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time. Let’s work together to keep our city a safe and enjoyable place to live!

– Chief Steve Hosch

Fire Safety

The St. Michael Fire Department wants you to enjoy your backyard recreational bonfire safely. General guidelines for recreational fires within the St. Michael city limits are:

  • A permit is NOT required*
  • Fires must be constantly attended
  • Be no more than 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet high
  • For more information and helpful links, including the current fire danger rating and burning permit information, click here »

*Open burning, not involving a recreational fire, is not allowed within the city limits without a permit.