Fire Department


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To provide immediate response 24 hours a day, the City of Columbia Heights is served by a combination fire department, which consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, six full-time professional firefighters, up to 30 "volunteer" or Paid-on-Call Firefighters and two part-time secretarial staff.

The Fire Department provides:
  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire code inspections
  • Fire prevention and education
  • Hazardous materials response
In addition, the department licenses all rental property in the City and enforces the City’s Property Maintenance Code. The Fire Department also provides firefighting, emergency medical services, and fire code inspections to the City of Hilltop. 

Staff Contact Information:

Gary Gorman, Fire Chief
Phone: (763) 706-8152  |  Email:

John Larkin, Assistant Fire Chief
Phone: (763) 706-8154 Email:
Kelly Schmidt, Fire Secretary
Phone: (763) 706-8153  |  Email:
Rental Licensing - Phones answered 9 am to 1 pm daily
Phone: (763) 706-8156  |  Email:  

General Fire Department
Phone: (763) 706-8150  |  Email: