Ramsey Fire Department


Thank you for visiting the Ramsey Fire Department web page. Our department is comprised of 52 highly trained paid on call firefighters that are state certified in both firefighting and first responder response. Administrative staff consists of a full time Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, and Secretary. Ramsey Fire covers 29 square miles of Ramsey as well as 36 square miles of Nowthen.

Firefighters respond out of 3 stations:

  • Station 1 (15050 Armstrong Blvd)
  • Station 2 (5650 Alpine Drive NW)
  • Station 3 (19800 Nowthen Blvd in Nowthen)


The fire department responds to approximately 500 calls per year including fire suppression, heavy rescue, water rescue, confined space, rapid intervention, hazardous material, and disaster management. The fire prevention side of the department conducts code compliance inspections, education, and investigation of fire incidents and preplanning of businesses.

Since 2007, Ramsey and Nowthen provide fire services to both communities under a joint powers agreement. Under this agreement, quality services are provided with costs shared between the two communities. As a fire department, our main objective is to service the community. If you have any questions about the services provided or details of an incident, feel free to give us a call at 763.427.4452 or stop in at our administrative offices at Fire Station 1 on Armstrong Blvd..

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Additional Resources
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
National Association of Fire Investigators
National Fire Prevention Association
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency &
U.S. Fire Administration

Fire Marshal's Association of Minnesota
American Red Cross

Fire Chief Matt Kohner

Fire Chief Matt Kohner




Fire Marshal Carey Schiferli

Fire Marshal/Interium Fire Chief, Carey Schiferli