The Northstar Fire Department is staffed with well trained, dedicated, caring personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All personnel are professional firefighters with extensive medical training. Each shift consists of two captains, two engineers, and one or two firefighters divided between Station 31 and Station 32 year round. Five seasonal firefighters augment the staffing during the summer and winter months. In addition to the shift personnel, the department is staffed with a full-time fire chief, division chief and forester that work weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. During the summer months, two seasonal defensible space inspectors and one seasonal forestry assistant work to reduce the amount of fuel for vegetation fires. All fire personnel, with the exception of the forester and seasonals, are paramedics.