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
122 1st Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912
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
2019 Leadership Austin Public Safety Day
2017 4th Grade Junior Fire Poster 1st Place State Winner
2018 4th Grade Junior Fire Poster Winners
Sponsors of the program include the Fire Department, McDonald’s, Walmart, Hy Vee Foods, Family Video, CineMagic 7, Echo Lanes, Austin Park & Recreation and Pizza Ranch.
2019 Austin firefighters education R-STEP students at Riverland Community College