The City of Champlin is part of a joint powers Fire District that shares the fire services with the City of Anoka. This joint powers agreement began with Anoka in 1985. The Fire Department is a combination department which means it employees both fulltime and paid on call firefighters. The Fire Chief and three fulltime firefighters make up the fulltime staffing with the assistance of a part time Fire Department Administrative Assistant. The paid-on-call division consists of forty four firefighters who respond to calls when available in each City. The Fire Department has two stations. Station one in Anoka houses two engines, one rescue, one tanker, two grass truck, one ladder truck, one boat and two boom containment trailers for spill containment. Station two in Champlin houses to engines, one ladder truck, one boat, one grass truck and one decontamination trailer.
One of the most traditional Fire Departments in Minnesota the Anoka Fire Department was established in 1857 as the Protection Hook and Ladder company. The Anoka Fire Department is distinguished by its white vehicles. A nod to the days when Anoka firefighters used white horses to pull their steam drawn engines. When motorized vehicles replaced the horse-drawn engines, the department selected white for the color of its motorized vehicles.
The Anoka-Champlin Fire Department Station 2 is located in Champlin’s Public Safety Building at 11955 Champlin Drive.
The Anoka-Champlin Fire Department Station 1 is located in Anoka’s Public Safety Building at 275 Harrison Street.