Fire Department


Joe Probst
Fire Chief

Brad Franklin
1st Assistant Fire Chief

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Redwood Falls Fire Department

The Redwood Falls Fire Department is located in the city’s one station at 900 South Gould Street and is staffed by volunteer firefighters. The Department is led by officers elected by the firefighters.  Fire-fighting vehicles include two, front-line pumpers, one back-up reserve pumper, one aerial ladder truck, one rescue vehicle, one grass rig, and one tanker truck. The Department also has one watercraft for water rescue and a 1916 antique Cadillac fire truck.


The Department also hosts a wide variety of fire safety educational programs including a Fire Hall Open House, week-long activities for Fire Prevention Week, and special education activities for children. Fire safety and inspections are coordinated by the City’s Building Official who also serves as the Fire Marshal. He is charged with investigating and reporting the cause of fires.

Since fires do not respect governmental boundaries, the RFFD has "mutual aid" agreements with several surrounding communities that have agreed to render assistance when requested with manpower and equipment to fight fires. In addition, the RFFD provides fire protection contractually with several neighboring townships. Emergency assistance is also provided by the Fire Department to the Police and Sheriff’s Department as well as ambulance service provided by North Memorial Medical Center. Firefighters train weekly to maintain firefighting skills in all types of fire-related emergency situations.

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