Otter Tail County Fire Department

Find Otter Tail County Minnesota fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Ambulance-Pelican Rapids 200 North Broadway Pelican Rapids MN 56572 218-863-5211


Battle Lake Fire Department 107 Garfield Avenue South Battle Lake MN 56515 218-864-5511

Bluffton Fire Department 303 2nd St Bluffton MN 56518 218-385-2574

Dalton Fire Hall 115 Main Street East Dalton MN 56324 218-589-7500

Deer Creek Fire And Rescue 102 Baker St Deer Creek MN 56527 218-462-2001

Dent Fire Department 201 Main Street Dent MN 56528 218-758-2233

Elzabeth Volunteer Fire Department 205 Broadway Avenue Elizabeth MN 56533 218-736-4074

Fergus Falls Fire Department 325 East Washington Avenue Fergus Falls MN 56537 218-736-6983

Henning Volunteer Fire Department 607 2nd Street Henning MN 56551 218-583-2402

New York Mills Fire Department 24 East Centennial 84 Drive New York Mills MN 56567 218-385-2480

Ottertail Fire And Rescue 95 Lake Avenue Ottertail MN 56571 218-367-2250

Parkers Prairie Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 70 Parkers Prairie MN 56361 218-338-4115

Perham Fire & Rescue 525 West Main Street Perham MN 56573 218-346-4440

Vergas Fire Barn 120 West Linden Street Vergas MN 56587 218-342-2444

About Otter Tail County Fire Departments

Otter Tail County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Otter Tail County, MN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Otter Tail County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Otter Tail County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Otter Tail County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Otter Tail County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Minnesota are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Otter Tail County. Otter Tail County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Otter Tail County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Otter Tail County, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Otter Tail County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Otter Tail County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Otter Tail County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Otter Tail County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Otter Tail County and Minnesota Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Otter Tail County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Otter Tail County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.