Fire Department

The Wayzata Fire Department has 30 members, all volunteers, who individually train an average of 75 hours per year.

The department has eight vehicles including two pumper trucks each carrying a minimum of 1000 gallons of water and life saving equipment, a tanker truck carrying 1850 gallons of water, a ladder and bucket truck, and a rescue truck with extensive rescue and life saving equipment as well as a sizable boat, moored on Lake Minnetonka, with pumping capability.

The trucks carrying water have the capability to mix a foaming substance with the water, which increases the fire suppressant capability by a multiple of five (5,000 effective gallons of water carried in one truck); this capability alone can extinguish a substantial fire in a 3,000-4,000 sq. ft. house, comparable to the vast majority of all residential fires.

The Wayzata Fire Department has a mutual aid agreement with surrounding communities to supplements its capability, when needed.