Fire Department


To provide excellent services to our community in life and fire safety through emergency response, collaboration, education, innovation, commitment, and compassion.

Fire Department Vision Statement 

Setting the standards of excellence; guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty,
and respect for all. 


The City of Maplewood Fire Department is an all-hazard response fire department.  The fire department’s main objectives include providing:
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Suppression
  • Life Safety Education
  • Technical Rescue.
The Maplewood Fire Department covers 1.5 square miles, encompassing residential, commercial, light and heavy rail systems, as well as industrial response within the Maplewood community.  The Maplewood Fire Department provides mutual aide to surrounding communities and has an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of 2; ISO ratings range from 1 to 10, and 1 is the best rating.  
The Maplewood Fire Department has 20 fire fighters trained through St. Louis County Fire Academy who are crossed trained to provide emergency medical service.  The majority of these personnel are paramedics who provide Advanced Lift Support, the highest level of pre-hospital care available, to Maplewood residents and surrounding communities. 

The Maplewood Fire Department currently has 9 Rescue Specialists certified in multiple technical rescue disciplines including Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, and Structural Collapse.
The Maplewood Fire Department operates two apparatus: Rescue Pumper 3114, a 2021 Rosenbauer, and Heavy Rescue Squad 3116, a 2020 International.  3116 is the only staffed heavy rescue in the central core and is part of Metropolitan Urban Search and Rescue Task Force encompassing St. Louis County, St Louis City, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Clair, IL.  3116 is also part of the East Central Rescue Task Force, which responds major incidents within our neighboring cities.