Welcome to the Cottage Grove Fire Department. The Cottage Grove Fire Department is known as one of the most innovative and respected in the State of Minnesota. We are committed to providing the citizens of Cottage Grove and all who visit our city with the highest quality of service possible.

Location and Contact Information

Emergency Dispatch
Call 9-1-1 for a police, fire or EMS response

Non-Emergency Dispatch
651-439-9381 to report a non-emergency situation

Administrative Offices
This is the main line at the Cottage Grove Fire Department for general questions or to reach a specific individual.

  • Cottage Grove Fire Department Administration
    12800 Ravine Parkway S.
  • Cottage Grove Fire Department - Emergency Medical Services
    7516 80th Street S
    (Old City Hall building)
    Note: Enter on the east side of the building. This is a temporary location while the new Central Fire Station is built.
  • Cottage Grove Fire Operations (Station 1)
    8118 Belden Blvd. (Station 1)
    8500 95th Street S (Station 4)
    Note: These are temporary locations while the new Central Fire Station is built.

These temporary moves will not affect the level of service provided to residents and businesses.

Rick Redenius, Fire Chief 
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Cottage Grove Fire Department is a combination department comprised of:

  • Full-time Fire Chief/Deputy Director of Public Safety
  • Full-time Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal
  • Twelve full-time Firefighter/Paramedics
  • 50 Paid on call Firefighters/EMT's and Firefighters/Paramedics (mixed)

Cottage Grove has a unique Public Safety model that runs both Police and Fire Paramedics. The Fire Department runs a Duty Crew twenty-four hours a day, this Duty Crew is responsible for station duties, EMS and fire calls as well as public education.


Cottage Grove Public Safety collectively serves our community compassionately providing protection of life and property. We do this with honor, integrity, pride and professionalism. We are Cottage Grove Public Safety.