APPLE VALLEY FIRE
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Today, Apple Valley is home to three fire stations. There are 24 firefighters assigned to each station, three assistant chiefs, one fire marshal, a fire inspector, and a full-time fire chief. Each member has been issued a complete set of protective equipment to include Kevlar bunker coat and pants, Kevlar helmet with protective hood, fire gloves, and a face mask for the breathing apparatus they wear. Emergency 9-1-1 calls are taken by the Dakota Communications Center, where consolidated dispatching occurs for the entire county. Firefighters respond to their assigned station when pagers are alerted. Once at their station, the firefighter’s don gear and load into apparatus to respond directly to the scene of the emergency. Except for call response, training drills, and maintenance requirements, the stations are not staffed.