is coming to town!
Fire District Firefighters will be hosting the Santa
on Thursday, December 7th & 13th this year. To participate,
have any non-perishable food or new, unwrapped toys
you would like to donate ready and, as Santa makes his
your neighborhood, come out to visit us and put your
food and toys in the truck! Santa will have treats for
the kids along the route. If you won’t be available
during the time Santa visits your neighborhood, simply
leave your food donation by your mailbox with a label
that reads “Santa Parade
Donation” and Santa will pick it up on his way.
All donations will go to the Centennial Community Food
Shelf that serves residents of Blaine, Lexington, Circle
Pines, Lino Lakes and Centerville. We look forward to
seeing you all along the parade route. See maps below
times Santa will be on your street.
- December 13 starting at 530pm
Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service 2017
Minnesota Fire Service Foundation
Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
St Paul, MN
Fire will be honoring Captain George C. Ingledew who
died in the line of duty May 26, 1969
Thousands of Minnesotans - including
families of firefighters who died in the line of duty,
firefighters from around
the state, community leaders and the public - will gather
at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Sunday,
Sept. 24, 2017 to remember those who made the ultimate
Ceremonies will be held at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial,
dedicated in 2012 to pay honor and respect to the 218
Minnesota firefighters who lost their lives in the line
During the Memorial Service, families of fallen firefighters
who haven’t yet been honored in a public ceremony
will receive a Minnesota State flag that has been flown
over the State Capitol.
Join us prior to the Memorial Service for morning prayers,
reading of the honor roll, arrival of families, and
the ringing of bells across the state in honor of fallen
Firefighters from across the state are expected to attend
in order to show support for their fallen colleagues
and the families they left behind.
Schedule of Events
***Please note, times are approximate and depend on
the amount of flag presentations to be made to families.
Please check back closer to the event date, for a more
accurate time schedule. Thank you!***
10:45 am - 11:15 am - The day
begins with an interfaith prayer service.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Honor guard personnel will read
the honor roll.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Memorial Service.
2:30 pm - Immediately following
the memorial ceremony,
family members and the public are welcome to spend time
within the Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
The Centennial Fire District has immediate openings
for the position of Firefighter/EMT. This is a paid
“on-call” position offered only to those
who are able to respond within 5 minutes to our fire
station in Circle Pines. All training and equipment
is provided. The current pay rate ranges from $9.50-$12.50
per hour plus $5000 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 hour.
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 & psychological
review prior to appointment. You must be at least 18
years old to apply. More information can be found by
going to our website at www.centennialfire.org/recruit
If you want to become part of a progressive team who
works to provide quality service to the community, this
is the place!
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PROGRAM BEING OFFERED - FREE
Prevention Week October 8-14, 2017
A home safety survey consists
of a firefighter inspecting your home for safety hazards
and checking/installing smoke alarms.
Call 651-792-7900 and request
your free home safety survey, must be a resident of
Centerville or Circle Pines.
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 educational offerings, public
events, recruitment announcements, and more. Simply
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"
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
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
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
300 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.
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
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.