Welcome to the Excelsior Fire District

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 Here you can find more info about:

The Close Before You Doze Pledge

Earn A Star on Your Bedroom Door

Pick a Family Meeting Place

Do a Home Fire Safety Inspection

This is how you take the Close Before You Doze Pledge and Earn A Star on Your Bedroom Door

To take the pledge, sign the door at EFD Station No.1 by October 31st.

EFD Station No.1
24100 Smithtown Road
Shorewood, MN 55331

Take Smithtown Road to Shorewood Lane, take the first left off Shorewood Lane, you will be in the fire station parking lot. Keep on going left until you come to the front of the fire station. You will see the door by the Firefighters Memorial.

When you take the pledge, you are also pledging to learn more about how a  closed door can keep you, your family, and pets safe and that you want to take additional steps to be fire safe. The additional steps are below.


Here is one of the steps, ear a STAR for your bedroom

Here is how:

  • Close your bedroom door a little each night.
  • One night you will be to the point where your bedroom door is almost closed and there is only a sliver of light coming through the door.

Now it is time to close your bedroom door and go to your bed and count to 10.  Then each night after that, close your door and  go to your bed and count a little higher.

Before you know it you will be fall asleep and wake up in the morning and realized you slept with your bedroom door closed all night!!!!!

  • Now you can color and cut out this star on the handout and put it on your bedroom

Click here to download the Earn A Star handout

Additional Steps You can Take

  • The last one out of the home should close the doors to all the rooms.
  • When going out of town or on vacation, close the doors to all the rooms and closets.
  • Make sure attic and crawl space access doors and panels are always closed.
  • At work, assign a staff member to be responsible for closing all the doors at the end of the work day.
  • At work, make it a policy to keep fire doors closed. Never wedge, disable, or prop open a fire door.
  • If you live in a multiple dwelling complex, never wedge, disable, or prop open a fire door. Fire doors are at the end of hallways, on boiler/furnace rooms, laundry room, and storage rooms.

A closed door

  • Can saves the lives of your family, pets, and firefighters.
  • Reduces fire growth and spread.
  • Limits damage to your home or building.
  • If you are trapped in a room a closed door gives you time to go your second way out or signal for help.

Pick a Meeting Place

Take steps to prevent fires where you live and have a place to meet if a fire occurs.

Click here to download the Meeting Place Activity

Picking a meeting place will help start the discussion with your family about fire prevention and how to plan a fire drill where you live.

Click here to download a Fire Escape Plan-Fire Drill in the Home

Do a Home Fire Safety Inspection

Take a step to prevent fires in your home by doing a Home Fire Safety Inspection as a family. When you do it together it makes everyone more aware of the things they can do to prevent fires.  You can print of the basic checklist to do as a family and the expanded list you can do on your own.

Click here to download the basic Home Fire Safety Inspection Check List

Click here to download the expanded Home Fire Safety Inspection Check List

Have Fun and Be Fire Safe!

Closing to the Public Beginning the Evening of March 17th

In compliance with CDC recommendations and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Excelsior Fire District is closing to the public beginning the evening of March 17th, 2020.

This closure includes our Station 1 in Shorewood (24100 Smithtown Rd) and Station 2 in Deephaven (20227 Cottagewood Rd).

No Community training (CPR/AED, Fire Safety Classes) or events will be conducted or scheduled at this time.

Any fire related questions can be directed to info@excelsiorfire.org and will be forwarded to the correct staff. You may also call 952-401-8801. We will remain staffed and responding to emergencies.

If you’re having an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For more information on COVID-19, please refer to the resources below:

Hennepin County Public Health - https://www.hennepin.us/residents/emergencies/covid-19
MN Dept. of Health COVID-19 website - https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
CDC website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Minnesota Department of Health - School and Childcare Questions: 651-297-1304 (7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.), or 1-800-657-3903
Minnesota Department of Health - Health Questions: 651-201-3920 (7 days week, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

The Excelsior Fire District serves the Cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay.
We have over a 125-year history. We currently have 40 progressive, well-trained members serving the district. Our call volume is approximately 850 responses annually. The Excelsior Fire District has two fire stations which are located in Deephaven and Shorewood.

Our Mission Is To Protect And Enhance Quality Of Life...
The mission of the Excelsior Fire District is to protect and enhance the quality of life of those who live, work and play within our community. This mission is achieved through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, community awareness, hazardous material mitigation and disaster response.

Our Inspection/Prevention Program Minimizes Fire and Safety Concerns.
The Excelsior Fire District inspection/prevention program is a foundational component of our fire district. The inspection program utilizes fire inspections, safety reviews, plan reviews, and code enforcement to minimize fire and safety concerns in our business and industry areas within our community. The inspection program also conducts fire investigations after a fire loss in our community.

 In Partnership with the cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay.