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.
Our current apparatuses include two tankers, a large pumper, a mini-pumper, a pickup with rescue tools, and a six-wheeler with water and medical equipment (partially funded with a donation from the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush committee). We have newer turnout gear and SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), a foam unit for many uses including gas spills, as well as many fire extinguishers, ladders, and a wide array of tools and other equipment.
Our team meets twice per month. On the second Monday of the month, we have our business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved as our training night, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Oronoco Fire Hall. Our training is organized by the Training Officer and includes working with our current equipment.
The Oronoco First Responders consists of a group of medically trained first responders and EMTs. We respond to medical calls in the city limits and township of Oronoco.
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 Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Mayo Clinic Ambulance, and Oronoco Fire Department. There are many types of calls we respond to not limited to medicals, traumas, fire standbys, motor vehicle accidents, missing persons, water emergencies and natural disasters.
The Oronoco First Responders meet the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.
We are always looking for new recruits for both of our departments. You are free to apply to either the fire department or first responders. It isn't necessary to join both, but many of our members enjoy doing so. Please fill out an application if you're interested. We'd love to hear from you!