In 1937, the Maple Lake Fire Department had one cart with one 30-foot hose. Today, the MLFD has 11 vehicles, two engines, three tankers, a water/ice rescue trailer, a heavy rescue and light rescue truck, a grass unit, an ambulance, and an ATV for fighting grass fires. New in 2012 was a rescue truck purchased from Custom Fire Apparatus of Osceola, WI, at a cost of $266,000, which was paid from money set aside in the fire department budget.
Maple Lake has one of two fire department-based ambulances in Wright County and provides mutual aid to all 15 of the Wright County Fire Departments.
The Maple Lake Fire Department serves the City of Maple Lake and the townships of Albion, Corinna, Chatham, Maple Lake, Marysville and Silver Creek.
Currently, the Maple Lake Fire Department consists of 31 well-trained, dedicated members including: Todd Borell, chief; Bart Lauer, assistant chief; Daryl Hennen, assistant chief; Mike Lauer, captain; Scott Carriveau, captain; Ron Rassat, safety officer; Brad Hennen, ambulance director; Jeff Lorentz, secretary; Steve Peterson, treasurer; Will Helmbrecht, Todd Jude, Beth Colbenson, Roger Manuel, Roger Wurm Jr., John Erger, Bill Fobbe, Joe Rassat, Bill Ditter, Bill Blizil, Mike Peterson, Bob Rolfzen, Clifford Blizil, Tom Neu, Tom Lauer, Rob Mills, Ken Bruns, John Peterson, Tom Blizil, Mark Rassat, Chris Northenscold and Tony Weiss.