since 1882

Devoted service to the community

Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life of those who live, work and play within the Cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay.

The Excelsior Fire District

We have over a 125-year history. We currently have 40 progressive, well-trained members serving the district. Our call volume is over 1,000 responses annually. The Excelsior Fire District has two fire stations which are located in Deephaven and Shorewood.

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Upcoming events

Excelsior Fire Department actively participates in many fire district and community events.

August 10, 2022

South Lake Safety Camp

Safety Camp is an opportunity for kids to learn about fire and life safety by participating in presentations, playing interactive games, getting hands-on experiences, meeting a variety of educators, learning new skills, and hanging out with firefighters, police officers, and paramedics for a day.

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August 26, 2022

Governors Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair

Free fun filled, action packed event taking place throughout the State Fair grounds

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October 6, 2022

Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair

Activities, demonstrations, displays, fire truck rides

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Excelsior Fire Happenings

Excelsior Fire in the News
August 18, 2022

Safety Camp 2022

Safety Camp is a joint program offered by the City of Shorewood, Excelsior Fire District, and the South Lake Police Department. It is designed to teach children about safety while having a fun camp experience!

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Excelsior Fire in the News
July 25, 2022

EXFD & South Lake Minnetonka PD Rescue Ducks

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Our Firefighters
July 25, 2022

EXFD BC3 Promotion -- April 21, 2022

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Our Firefighters
July 25, 2022

EXFD Promotions April 21, 2022

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Our Firefighters
July 25, 2022

EXFD Promotions -- July 21, 2022

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Our Mission Is To Protect And Enhance Quality Of Life

The mission of the Excelsior Fire District is to protect and enhance the quality of life of those who live, work and play within our community. This mission is achieved through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, community awareness, hazardous material mitigation and disaster response.

Our Inspection and Prevention Program Minimizes Fire and Safety Concerns.

The Excelsior Fire District inspection/prevention program is a foundational component of our fire district. The inspection program utilizes fire inspections, safety reviews, plan reviews, and code enforcement to minimize fire and safety concerns in our business and industry areas within our community. The inspection program also conducts fire investigations after a fire loss in our community.

In Partnership with the cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay.

EFD Firefighters Monument

To honor those who have served a decade and beyond. The E.F.D. Monument was unveiled on Saturday, September 17, 2017. An unveiling ceremony was held for current and retired firefighters along with members of the community.

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Become a hero!

Firefighters are proud to be part of a profession that continuously refreshes itself, renewing the dedication to serve and protect.