March 25, 1872
The Lake City Fire Department was incorporated

May 2, 1875
Delivery of a Selby's Rotary Steam Engine

Downtown Lake City devastated by the Great Fire

Lake City held the Minnesota State Fire Department Association Conference jointly with Winona

Lake City Fire Department reaches 55 volunteer members.  Apparatus consisted of 3 hose carts, a hook & ladder wagon, and about 2,300 feet of serviceable hose.  The steam engine that was put into service in 1875 was retired due to the city putting in a water system and getting fire hydrants

A Hose Tower was added to the Fire Department

Lake City held the Minnesota State Fire Department Association Conference

New Fire Station put into service

May 6, 1972
The Fire Department battled the Anthony & Coast-To-Coast Fire in downtown Lake City for 12 hours

October 30, 1972
The Ben Franklin Explosion, which killed 6 people and injured 10.  This explosion was caused by crews who were working on cleaning up the Anthony & Coast-To-Coast Fire.  The crews hit a gas main.  The Sears building was also lost by fire during the explosion.  Fire and Emergency crews from Lake City, Red Wing, Rochester, Randolph, Plainview, Wabasha, and Winona spent 16 hours on scene

September 6, 1993
Independent Grain Elevator Fire, crews spent a total of 16 hours battling the blaze with the help of Wabasha and Zumbro Falls.  Fire crews also spent another 12 hours doing overhaul

November 3, 2001
Pirates Landing Restaurant gutted by fire; Mutual Aid was received from Red Wing, Wabasha, and Zumbro Falls

Past Fire Chiefs
John Peterson
Grover Diepenbrock
Scott Belden (1940-1950)
Elmer Johnson (1950-1952)
Lloyd Boss (1952-1971)
Robert Beckman (1971-1983)
Bill Anderson (1983-1992)
Duane Sprick (1992-1998)
Bob Kemp (1998-2002)
Todd Hubbard (2002 – 2012)