Fire Department

Welcome to the Austin Fire Department.  Our department is made up of many dedicated employees and community members that strive to keep you safe.

The department consists of 31 trained staff members.  Eleven full-time staff which includes the Chief, three Commanders and six Engineers providing 24 hour coverage in three shift intervals and one Administrative Assistant.  Included in our staff are 20 part-time fire fighters who provide added service to the citizens of the Austin community in addition to their regular employment.

Austin Fire Department
(507) 433-3405

Jim McCoy, Fire Chief - ', MN

Jim McCoy, Fire Chief

Jim McCoy, Fire Chief

Terry Petersen, Commander

Tom Schulte, Commander

Troy Tigner, Commander

Tim Hansen, Inspector

Chris Grunewald, Assistant Inspector/Engineer

Jim Halsey, Assistant Inspector/Engineer

Tim Olson, Engineer

Josh Kunze, Engineer

Hans Gilbert, Engineer

Marie Ree, Administrative Assistant

Part-time Firefighters
Tim Donovan
Heath Deters Justin Bickler
Troy Holtz
Tom Schafer
Jeremy Carolan
Ben Nelson Tim Haldorson
Joe Mattice
Tim Rodgers
Ernie Hammero
Kelly Nesvold
Joshua Seha
Jeff McCormack
Mike Tischer
Steve Turner
Nate Petersen
Matthew Wyse
Craig Weis

2017 4th Grade Junior Fire Poster 1st Place State Winner

2019 4th Grade Junior Fire Poster Winners

Sponsors of the program include the Fire Department, McDonald’s, Walmart, Five Below, Pet Supplies Plus, CineMagic 7, Echo Lanes, Austin Park & Recreation and Pizza Ranch.

2019 Austin firefighters education R-STEP students at Riverland Community College

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