Michael Scott has fought fires in Eagan since 1983. In March 2006, he became Eagan's first full-time fire chief of a department which started in 1963. He coordinates the efforts and work of the 120 volunteer fire fighters here. In 2009, the fire department budget is $1.6 million. Volunteer firefighters receive just $13 per fire call regardless of the time spent on a call. About 30 pieces of equiptment make up the force's list of trucks, engines, etc. They received 1,200 fire/rescue calls in 2008.
Mike posed with the first 1942 fire truck which was originally an army truck. They paid $1,600 for that first truck. Now fire trucks cost $500,000 or more! We have 5 fire stations and 1 fire adminstration building in Eagan.