Fire Department

The Silver Bay Fire Department was incorporated on July 10, 1957. It moved into its new fire hall in 1967 which is where we are located today. We cover 750 square miles including, Silver Bay,  City of Beaver Bay,  Beaver Bay Township,  Silver Creek Township and UT1 Township. We have mutual aid contracts with the Finland Fire Department and the Two Harbors Fire Department.

The fire department has one Type 1 engines, one Type 3 engine and two pump tenders.  The current Fire Chief is Mike Rowlee,  the First Assistant Chief is Faron Meeks, the Second Assistant Chief is Derrick Goutermount and the Captain is Eric Berquist.

We are currently accepting applications for individuals wanting to volunteer their time to serve on the department.  Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 and returned to the same address.


It shall be unlawful for any person to start, conduct, or allow any fire on any property within the city without a permit issued as defined in Chapter 5, Section 540 of the Silver Bay City Code.  Fires contained in a charcoal grill, camp stove, or other similar device are exempt from the required permit.

Fire and Burning Permit

Recreational Fire State Statue and/or State Fire Codes

Opening Burning State Statue and/or State Fire Codes