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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Oronoco Fire Department and Oronoco First Responders receive communication via email and phone on multiple topics. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and our answers. If you have questions about any of the FAQs below or if it states you need to contact us, please contact us at

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  • Fire Extinguishers
    Unfortunately, we do not recharge or check fire extinguishers. We suggest you take them to a local vendor like Fire Safety USA or Clarey's.
  • Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detectors
    If you are in need of a carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector we have a small supply of them. Remember that smoke detectors are only good for five to seven years. Check with the manufacturer of your specific one(s) for full details.
  • Controlled Grass Burns
    Do you have some grass or land to burn? We provide controlled grass/land burn services. All we ask is for a donation.
  • House Burns
    If you have an old house to burn, let’s start a conversation. There are many factors in what we can burn and the DNR manages/handles the paperwork and licensing on it. The structure must provide value for us in search and rescue training as well as be free of all contents and any asbestos.
  • Station Tours
    The fire department and/or the first responders provide a guided station tour to groups and clubs. This includes a tour of the facility and the apparatus. Other accommodations or specific requests such as first aid or CPR demonstrations are also available upon request.
  • Incident Reports
    If you were a party to an incident that the Oronoco Fire Department or Oronoco First Responders were dispatched to, past incident reports are available upon request. There may be a fee associated with providing the report.
  • In-Home Safety Checks
    If you would like us to come into your home and assess safety hazards/risks with you for fire, falls, etc, we can make accommodations to do so.
  • What to do when I see an emergency vehicle approaching?
    If you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching you either from the front or rear of your vehicle, pull over to the side of the road and let it pass. Make sure to check that it is safe to merge back onto the road and that other emergency vehicles are not also en route.
  • Burning Permits
    Burning permits can be found on the City of Oronoco website here.
  • Business Fire Inspections
    We also call this Pre-Incident Planning. The fire department will come into your business and map out your facility. This will include points of ingress/egress, identify hazards and risks, and other pertinent information related to firefighting and life safety at your facility. Ask your insurance agency, you might just get a discount if you have us come in for this inspection.
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