Fire & Rescue

 Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department

Emergency calls: 911
Non-Emergency calls: 332-2600

 Humboldt Fire Department 2014

The Humboldt Fire & Rescue is staffed by 21 volunteers, the Chief is Jim Gronbach. The volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide, among other services, fire protection to the citizens of Humboldt, Dakota City, Rutland, and five townships.

Fire Station 

The department is housed at the new Fire Station at 411 10th Avenue North (pictured above), which was built in 2012. The new structure houses the department's pumpers, rescue unit, water rescue unit, and meeting and training rooms.

In addition to firefighting equipment, the vehicles also carry equipment for other types of assistance. In the past few years, the Humboldt Fire & Rescue has also responded to water rescues, car accidents, search and rescue, gas leaks, spills, industrial accidents, and assistance to law enforcement. Because of the varied situations, the Fire Department holds monthly training sessions.



Humboldt County is covered by an Emergency 911 system that the fire department is a part of. The 911 system has become a very useful tool in decreasing the response time to a call with more accurate information at the onset of a situation.

During the month of October, the Humboldt Fire & Rescue hosts several elementary school classes, giving tours and speeches pertaining to fire prevention. The department also has an annual Operation E.D.I.T.H. (exit drill in the home) exercise during October.


Rutland Fire 2015