Established in 1943, the Golden Valley Fire Department is responsible for fire prevention, education and emergency medical services. It employs more than 50 full time officers and paid-on-call firefighters. The department provides information regarding prevention of hazardous material fires and residential fire evacuation plan, as well as offers fire safety tips. The Golden Valley Fire Department handles recreational fire permits. It also sponsors annual safety camps for children and public education tours. The department is located in Golden Valley, Minn.