Watonwan County Fire Department

Find Watonwan 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.


Butterfield Volunteer Fire Department 310 Hubbard Avenue Butterfield MN 56120 507-956-2501


City Of St. James Volunteer Fire Department 315 11th Street South St. James MN 56081 507-375-1220

Darfur Fire Department Rr 1 Butterfield MN 56120

Lewisville Rural Area Fire Department PO Box 334 Lewisville MN 56060 507-435-2139

Madelia Ambulance Services 116 West Main Street Madelia MN 56062 507-642-3245

Odin Fire Department 111 1st Street Odin MN 56160 507-736-2691

About Watonwan County Fire Departments

Watonwan County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Watonwan County, MN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Watonwan 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:
  • Watonwan County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Watonwan County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Watonwan County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Watonwan County

Watonwan 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 Watonwan County. Watonwan County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Watonwan County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Watonwan County, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Watonwan County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Watonwan 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.

Watonwan County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Watonwan County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Watonwan 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 Watonwan County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Watonwan County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.