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We Are Recruiting

We are always looking for new recruits for both of our departments. You are free to apply to the fire department, the first responders, or both. It isn't necessary to join both, but many of our members enjoy doing so. Fill out an application today. Once you complete the application email it to

Fire Department

The Oronoco Fire Department is a member of the Olmsted County, Wabasha, and Zumbro Valley Mutual Aid groups and the Minnesota Fire Relief Association.  We proudly serve the city limits of Oronoco. We currently have 24 firefighters on the department made up of both men and women.

Our current apparatus include two tankers, two engines (pumpers), a brush rig (pickup), and a six-wheeler with water and medical equipment. We have new turnout gear and SCBAs (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus). We have two sets of extrication tools used for rescuing entrapped victims from motor vehicle accidents.


Our team meets three times per month. On the second Monday of the month, we have our business meeting at 6:30PM. The third Monday of the month is truck maintenance and the fourth Monday of the month is reserved as our training night. All meetings/activities are held at the Oronoco Fire Hall. Our training is organized by the Training Officer and includes working with our current equipment, training with our neighboring departments, cross-training with first responders, ambulances, and law enforcement, and having professional trainers from Riverland College teach. 

First Responders

The Oronoco First Responders consists of a group of medically trained first responders (EMRs), EMTs, and paramedics. We respond to medical calls in the city limits and township of Oronoco. We currently have 26 first responders on the department made up of both men and women.

We are part of the Southeast Minnesota Medical Direction Consortium. In addition to monthly meetings, we complete continuing education and skills competencies. We work closely with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, and the Oronoco Fire Department. There are many types of calls we respond to not limited to medicals, traumas, fire standbys, fire rehab, motor vehicle accidents, missing persons, water emergencies and natural disasters.

We also provide firefighter REHAB for all fire departments in Olmsted County. We have a tent that we can heat and cool and to keep firefighters out of the elements. We take vitals of firefighters, provide first aid, hydration, and food. Our team works with the Incident Commander on the status of firefighters and their readiness to go back to work. 

The Oronoco First Responders meet the first Monday of the month at 6:30PM.  

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