Fete des Lacs
July 17-22, 2018
6 PM - Public Safety Night, Location: Centerville Elementary.
Police Cars, Firetrucks, Bike rodeo, K-9 Unit Demonstrations,
Anoka County Emergency Management Drone Demonstration,
Fire Trailer Demonstrations plus Lion's Concession Stand,
with food and beverages. At Centerville Elementary School
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 $10.00-$13.00
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!
Receives 2 Trucks
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. In 2018 we were given
a PPC/ISO Rating of 3/3X.