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:
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.
- Fire suppression
- Emergency medical services
- Fire code inspections
- Fire prevention and education
- Hazardous materials response