Gold Rush Days
The Oronoco Fire Department keep busy during Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days. During the third full weekend in August, we are busily selling breakfast and lunch and also taking care of people who have a medical emergencies, The hall has tables and chairs for paying customers and clean restrooms.
We are located in the center of town right across from the city hall.
Check out our Big Breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, and your choice of beverage.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. The Oronoco Fire Dept. has an open house during that week with lots of fun activities and food.
In the community
Our department also takes part in community sponsored events such as the fourth of July festivities in Oronoco and at National Night Out. We also helped sponsor the Oronoco youth T-ball teams.
We do a lot of training right at the fire hall but we also do training right in local neighborhoods. You may see us testing our pump trucks or testing hydrant pressure right near your own home.
Many of our volunteers are active members in the community. Feel free to ask us questions or stop us to say hello.
We are always there for you when you need help.
Free C.O. detectors for qualifying Oronoco residents!
Set up an appointment for installation by calling 507-367-4440 or email form
What is the Hannah Griggs Memorial Carbon Monoxide Program?
This is a program initiatied by a local Oronoco family who in 2004, lost their daughter Hannah Jane in a carbon monoxide accident in the Kings Park area. This family did not have a carbon monoxide detector or realize the true dangers that carbon monoxide presents. They created a family legacy after taking their story and concerns to the legislature and worked to pass "Hannah's Law" statute 299F.51 in 2007. CO detectors are now mandated across the state of Minnesota due to an event that took place right here in our community.
Questions? See CO request form for details
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162 Smoke Alarms installed into Oronoco area homes
The American Red Cross, Oronoco Fire Department and First Responders, and other local volunteers installed smoke alarms into the homes of many local residences during Fire Prevention Week in October 2015. The free smoke alarms are supplied by the American Red Cross as a part of their Home Fire Campaign. The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years.