The paid-on-call / volunteer firefighters of the Apple Valley Fire Department respond to their assigned station when their pager sounds. Once at their station, the firefighters don gear and load into apparatus to respond directly to the scene of the emergency. Except for call response, training drills, and maintenance requirements, the stations are not staffed.
Located on the west side of the city, station one houses an engine, ladder truck, command van and a utility vehicle. The Apple Valley, Lakeville, and Farmington (A.L.F) Ambulance Service also offices out of this station, ambulance operations are delivered by Allina Medical Transportation.
Due to its central location in the City of Apple Valley, station two is the busiest of the three stations. Station two houses two fire engines, a utility vehicle, zodiac rescue boat, and a rescue truck.
Located on the east side of the city, station three houses an engine, ladder truck, and a utility vehicle. This is also the assigned station for the sprinkler demonstration trailer that is used at many public education events, as well as a Dakota County Special Operations Team vehicle used for county-wide emergency response.