The Mitchell Fire Department works to protect lives, property and the environment of the city of Bangor from the threat and occurrence of emergencies. It offers services related to structural and trench collapse, tunnel and confined rescues. The department maintains a fleet of fire engines, ladders, ambulances, tankers and grass rigs. The Mitchell Fire Department works with a team of more than 20 full-tme and over five part-time staff members. It is governed by the city of Mitchell, S.D., which additionally manages finance, human resources, public library, safety, police, and parks and recreation departments, The city has a population of more than 14,500 residents.