Keep your full-time job while working for the Savage Fire Department! Being a paid, on-call firefighter is a unique way to serve your community. Savage firefighters maintain regular jobs and live regular lives -- responding to calls as needed. The men and women currently serving on the Savage Fire Department include teachers, construction workers, health care specialists, insurance agents, engineers, IT experts, equipment operators, business managers and more. No previous experience is necessary, all required training is provided.
Currently we operate out of two stations: Station 60 on Dakota Avenue opened in 2010, and Station 61 on O’Connell Road opened in 1991. Each station is staffed with a Deputy Chief, 2 Captains, and approximately 18 firefighters. With 10 hires in the past two years, our current roster averages just over 9 years of service.
Located at 13105 Dakota Avenue, the station was completed in July, 2010. It has 9,700 square feet of space that includes, five truck bays, hose tower, occupancy sensors for light control, and several windows and skylights to take advantage of natural lighting. The station houses the following equipment: Engine 21, Engine 26, Rescue 17, this truck also serves as a mobile command post, Brush 72, Brush 75 and a Zodiac boat.
The O'Connell Road Station, located at 14321 O'Connell Road, was opened in 1991. This station features four truck bays on the West side and three truck bays on the East side. This is the main station we use for training and meetings. Station 61 houses the following equipment: Engine 11, Tanker 67, Brush 71, Rescue 18, Ladder 81 a 95 foot midship aerial truck, a Polaris Ranger, and our Hazmat Trailer.