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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.  


Our current apparatus 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 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 nightAll 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) 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 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.

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

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