The Eden Prairie Fire Department is celebrating 50 years of neighbors serving neighbors throughout 2017.
Prior to 1967, fire services in Eden Prairie were provided by the nearby communities of Hopkins, Excelsior and Shakopee. The Fire Department continues to work alongside neighboring communities in training and emergency events to this day.
Eden Prairie’s Fire Department was founded with 20 charter members and a 1,000-gallon tanker pumper donated by the Eden Prairie Lions Club. Today, the Fire Department employs nine full-time and 95 part-time firefighters who all reside in or near Eden Prairie.
It has always been important to have a neighbors-serving-neighbors approach. This is our community, we enjoy its amenities, our kids attend schools here and we’re helping our community one call at a time.
Learn more about our 50th celebration in the Eden Prairie News and stay tuned for 50th-anniversary celebration events over the next several months.