Fire

Farmington Fire logoThe Farmington Fire Department has a rich history, which can be traced back to 1873. Our earliest members were veterans of the Civil War who moved to Minnesota to begin new chapters in their lives in our fertile woods and farm lands. We are proud of our history, heritage, and record of service over the past 144 years! Generations of families have volunteered to be Farmington firefighters and we have members today whose families have served Farmington steadily since 1890.

The Dakota County Historical Society published Over the Years - Flames of Farmington, in 1992, with the permission of David Schreier who researched firefighting in Farmington from 1873-1928. Read the publication here: Over the Years - Flames of Farmington.

Today, the department has an authorized strength of 60 paid-on-call firefighters responding from two fire stations and protects 25,000 residents in approximately 80 square miles of the City of Farmington and the Dakota County townships of Castle Rock, Empire, and Eureka.

View the Fire Department’s Service Area Map

Food Trucks
Do you want to operate a food truck in the City of Farmington? Any food truck selling food in Farmington must be licensed and inspected by the Farmington Fire Department whether it is on private, public or park property. The requirements are: 

  1. Insurance Acord/COI listing City of Farmington as Certificate Holder that verifies the applicant is insured against claims arising out of all operations of such applicant for the sum of at least $1,000,000 against liability for bodily injuries and for at least $1,000,000 against liability for damage or destruction of property.

  2. State of Minnesota license (copy) required to operate a mobile food unit. 

  3. Payment in the amount of $50 by check or cash. 

  4. Inspection with a Farmington Fire Official. Inspections must be done during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.) prior to operation of the mobile food unit. Call 651-280-6945 to schedule. 

  5. This is an annual license that needs to be renewed and the truck inspected each calendar year.
View the list of permitted food trucks for Farmington, MN here
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