The Oakdale Fire Department is a combination paid-per-call and full-time department working out of two stations. Forty paid-per-call firefighters answer approximately 2,000 medical, fire, and rescue calls per year. In addition, 8 full-time firefighters provide 24-hour coverage. The department also provides emergency ambulance service in Oakdale. Thirty-one Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and 9 Paramedics operate the department's three ambulances and provide both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).