Centennial Fire District

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The Centennial Fire District sponsors or participates in many community events, and now you can keep up with us on Facebook! You will also learn about our educational offerings, public events, recruitment announcements, and more. Simply click here or click the menu link (left) to open our Facebook page (you don't need to have an account with Facebook). Don't forget to "Like" us!


Medical Training

The Centennial Fire District offers courses for professional certification. Students will receive the State and/
or national certificates upon completion.

Customized schedules can be arranged for large groups.

Please click here to learn more about our professional certification course offerings.

Who We Are


The Centennial Fire District (CFD) serves the communities of Circle Pines and Centerville. The district is located just north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Interstate 35W and 35E run through our district.

When you call 911, the Anoka County Central Communications office dispatches police, fire, and ambulance units by radio and pager. Centennial firefighters leave their homes for their fire stations and then drive fire or rescue trucks to the scene. For medical emergencies, Centennial firefighters provide EMT-level medical care and then assist paramedics, who then transport patients to the hospital by ambulance if necessary.

A paid-on-call volunteer department costs our community very little compared to staffing our stations with full-time, career firefighters. The Centennial Fire District's funding comes from property taxes paid in Circle Pines and Centerville. A state rebate for fire insurance premiums helps pay for firefighter pensions.

On average, the CFD responds to 415 alarms each year. These include first aid or rescue, reports of fire, gas leaks, carbon monoxide alarms, and various other emergencies.


The CFD has an administrative staff that consists of a career Fire Chief and Assistant Chief, a part-time EMS Coordinator, and a Federally funded Recruitment Coordinator. These people coordinate and perform daily activities within the district and file all required reports with government agencies. Our fire officers are selected through an interview process and receive a monthly salary for their additional duties. All firefighters are paid an hourly wage for each call to which they respond.


The Centennial Fire District was formed in 1985 with a joint powers agreement between the cities of Centerville, Circle Pines, and Lino Lakes. The existing fire departments from Circle Pines and Centerville were combined into the fire district as a starting point.

Prior to 1985, the area was covered by three fire departments: the Centerville Fire Department, which covered Centerville and the eastern portion of Lino Lakes; the Circle Pines Fire Department, which covered Circle Pines; and the Lexington Fire Department, which covered the western portion of Lino Lakes.

The existing stations in Centerville and Circle Pines were used as Centennial stations, and in 1987, a Lino Lakes station was opened in an existing structure.

In 1990, the cities started upgrading equipment and facilities. A new Lino Lakes fire station was built in 1991, a Centerville fire station/city hall was built in 1992 and a new Circle Pines fire station was built in 1999.

In 2016, Lino Lakes withdrew from the Centennial Fire District in order to start their own fire department within their Public Safety Division. Circle Pines and Centerville will continue to be served by the Centennial Fire District.

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