Sutton is serviced by a 30+ member volunteer fire department. Of those members, many have volunteered for 10 years or more. The department boasts many new and updated pieces of equipment and prides itself on its member’s dedication to further education and training.
The department also provides protection to areas outside the city limits on an agreement with the Rural Fire Protection District.
There are 130 fire hydrants in Sutton. The fire insurance classification inside the corporate limits is 5; outside it is 8, 9, or 10. Annual expenditures for fire protection during the past three years averaged $30,000.