Hokah minnesota

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Hokah Fire Department Building FrontFire Department

Fire Chief Matt Vetsch

Assistant Chiefs:
Lance Ross & Kevin Walther

Emergency Dispatch Phone: 911
Business Phone: 507-894-1500
Fax: 507-894-1500



Ccity of Hokah logoHouse Numbers:
House numbers are very important to the fire department in an emergency. Make sure your house number is plainly visible on the house and on both sides of your curb-side mailbox, if you have one. Emergency vehicles do not necessarily approach from the same direction as the mail truck. Remember, if they can't locate your home, they can't help you.

Adopt A Hydrant:
If you have a hydrant in front of your home, please shovel it out after a snowfall so that it is visible from the street. Valuable firefighting time can be lost trying to locate a hydrant.

Smoke Detectors:
Make sure your smoke detector batteries are in working condition. A good rule of thumb is to change them in the Fall when we go to Daylight Savings Time and again in Spring when the clocks are turned ahead.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector, you should consider purchasing one. Residential smoke detectors have drastically reduced fire dollar loss throughout the area.


About the Hokah Fire Department:

Hokah Fire Department BuildingHokah Fire Department proudly protects 1580 people living in an area of 66 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily rural area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status. Hokah is located in the heart of Minnesota's Scenic Bluff Country. 

The Hokah Fire Department serves the City of Hokah and Hokah Township and parts of the Townships of Mound Prairie, Union, and Brownsville.

The fire department was first organized July 19, 1883. The Hokah Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department. The Hokah Fire Department consists of 31 Firemen and First Responders. The Department also consists of 5 members that are first responders only.

Services Provided:

  • Firefighting

  • First Responders

  • Hazardous Material Response

  • Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)

  • Search & Rescue


Fire Department Personnel

Matt Vetsch - Fire Chief/F.R.
Kevin Walther - Firefighter/Asst.Chief/F.R.
Lance Ross - Firefighter/Asst. Chief


David Feuerhelm Jr.-Firefighter/F.R.
Jerry Holter-Firefighter/F.R.
Michael Martell-Firefighter

A.J. Overhouse-Firefighter
Michael Ross-Firefighter
Shane Ross-Firefighter

Sandee Feuerhelm-F.R./EMT
Tracy Ragsdale-F.R./EMT
Michelle Spanjers-F.R.

Darlene Walsh-F.R.
Sara Walther-F.R./EMT

William Horihan-Firefighter
Frank Kimball Jr.-Firefighter
Randy Peterson-Firefighter/F.R.

Brian Ross-Firefighter
Robert Schuldt-Firefighter/F.R./EMT
Cody Allen,Firefighter,F.R. 

Christopher Bjerke, Firefighter
Ryan Blexrud, Firefighter
Heith Hunt, Firefighter

Allen Kirchoff, Firefighter, F.R.
Chris Oliver, Firefighter, F.R.

Troy Lange-Firefighter, Captain, F.R.
Jeffrey Langen-Firefighter
Jonah Ross, Firefighter, Captain

Lance Ross, Firefighter, Ass. Chief, EMT
Matt Vetsch, Firefighter, Chief, F.R.
Nick Vetsch-Firefighter

Arlie Blexrud-Firefighter
Mike Walsh Jr, Firefighter,F.R.
Jacob Kruse