|The Mahtomedi Fire Department proudly serves over 12,000 residents living in an area of thirty square miles. The Mahtomedi (Mah-tohMEE-dye) which is Sioux for the “Great White Bear”, is located ten miles northeast of the Capitol City of St. Paul, Minnesota. The City of Mahtomedi is nestled on the southern and eastern shores of White Bear Lake and is largely at bedroom community, with a small industrial mixture and a large amount of water recreation.
The department is a municipal “paid on call” department consisting of thirty-five firefighters responding out of one station. The estimated run volume for 2010 is almost 800 total responses.
The department began in 1933 when the Willernie-Lincolntown Fire Department was Founded, providing fire protection to the cities of Willernie and Lincolntown. In 1972 a merger occurred with the Mahtomedi Fire Department, resulting in the Mahtomedi Fire Department as we know it today. The merger resulted in the department responding out of two small stations until 1981. In 1981, the present fire station was completed and the equipment consolidated into one station.