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.