The Carver Fire Department was started in the late 1800s as a volunteer department. It remains a paid on-call organization with 32 firefighters, responding to over 160 calls a year. The Department is proud of the community it serves: City of Carver, Dahlgren Township, and San Francisco Township.
Fire Station History
The fire station, completed in 2005, is located at 801 Jonathan Carver Parkway. The original station was located at 108 Fourth Street East, Old Carver Fire Hall. Built about 1880, it served as the Carver Fire Hall and was used to store fire fighting vehicles and equipment. In the 1880s the Carver Fire Department had regular monthly meetings.
By 1894 the volunteer Carver Fire Department had one horse-drawn hook and ladder wagon and one hose cart. Now the department serves its community with:
- Three Engines
- One Rescue Truck
- One Tanker
- One Brush Utility
- One Command Vehicle
- One Boat
Bike Rodeo and Safety Event
The Fire Department hosts a bike rodeo and safety event in May. A bike obstacle, helmet fitting, bike safety checks, and information on safety, CPR, and local summer activities are just a few of the fun events plans. Check the City's Events Calendar for more details!
In October, the Fire Department hosts an open house. You can meet the firefighters, go on a fire truck ride, enjoy food, and learn important fire safety information. It is a great event in the community of Carver; you won't want to miss it! Check the City's Events Calendar for more details!
Fire Prevention Week
During fire prevention week in October, the Fire Department hosts an event at the Fire Station to educate students about fire safety.
|OK to Burn||Do Not Burn|
|Raw, untreated wood||Refuse, leaves, grass clippings, or other yard debris|
|Finished, cut, or processed lumber|
|Finished materials, molding, particle board, plywood, processed wood, insulation, or any other building materials|
|Portable Outdoor Fireplace Requirements||Recreational Fire Requirements (Fire Pits/Campfires)|
|Constructed of steel, concrete, clay, or other non-combustible materials||Contained or surrounded by a perimeter of metal, bricks, stones, or blocks of non-combustible materials|
|Used greater than 15 feet from a structure||Total fuel area of three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet or less in height|
|* PLEASE NOTE: Open burning or burning in a metal container or barrel is prohibited||Burned greater than 25 feet from a structure|
To keep the community safe, please remember that fires are not allowed when wind speeds exceed 15 miles per hour or when a local burning ban is in effect. The full details of the the City's burning requirements can be found in Ordinance 04-2020.