Keep Up With the CFD on Facebook!
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 education offerings (from
public CPR training to professional EMT certification),
see recruitment announcements, and more. Simply
here or click the menu link (left) to open
our Facebook page (you do not have to be a member
We have immediate openings for the
position of firefighter/EMT. This is a paid "on-call"
position offered only to local residents who are
able to quickly respond to a fire station within
our service area of Lino Lakes, Circle Pines,
and Centerville. All training and equipment provided.
The current pay rate ranges from $9-$10.50 per
hour plus $4000 per year into a retirement plan.
We are looking for positive people
who can make a long-term commitment to serve our
communities. This position will require from you
an average of 25 hours per month at any given
All candidates will have to complete
an application form in order to be considered
for the position, and will be subjected to a criminal
background review prior to appointment. You must
be at least 18 years old to apply. Applications
are in the foyer of our administrative office
at Station2 (7741 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes). Go
to our Become
a Member page for more info.
If you want to become part of a
progressive team who works to provide quality
service to the community, this is the place!
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.
here to learn more about our professional certification
of the Year Darren Eckart pulls CFD's
Zodiac during a water rescue drill.
The Centennial Fire District (CFD)
serves the communities of Lino Lakes, 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 first response
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, Lino Lakes,
and Centerville. A state rebate for fire insurance
premiums helps pay for firefighter pensions.
On average, the CFD responds to
1,100 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, Fire Technician II
(primarily responsible for inspections) and Fire Technicain
I. These three 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.
Firefighter Tara Bauer
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
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.
The equipment was also upgraded and took
place as follows:
||Two new rescue units replace three existing units.
||Two new tankers replaced 1956, 1962 and 1969 units.
(The chassis for these tankers were purchased with
||Two new light rescues were received.
(One of the light rescues was purchased with donations.)
||Three new grass units replaced 1953, 1954 and
||A new pumper replaced a 1975 unit.
||A new light rescue unit replaced a 1990 heavier
||A new pumper with a ladder replaced a 1976 pumper.
A new six wheel ATV replaced a 1965 tracked unit.
||A pumper replaced a 1983 pumper.
In addition to the vehicles list above, the Fire District
has purchased 12 Defibrillators with donated funds and
4 Thermal Imaging cameras, also with donated funds.