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. Between three and 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, forester, forestry assistant, and fire prevention officer that work weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All fire personnel with the exception of the forester, forestry assistant, fire prevention officer and seasonal's, are paramedics.