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Fire / Ambulance Department
Watertown Fire Rescue is a dedicated2013 Staff Photo organization with 36 full-time firefighters. Watertown Fire Rescue currently has two fully staffed fire stations serving the citizens of Watertown and surrounding Codington County. Our department specializes in public education, fire prevention, fire suppression, advanced life support ambulance services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and airport rescue and firefighting. We stand by our motto “Always Ready” and are prepared to assist our community in their time of need.

Mission Statement
Watertown Fire Rescue. Always ready. Honored to serve. Proudly committed to our neighbors, our friends, and our families. Serving and protecting our community. Most importantly, sharing a common bond and interest in preserving life and property. Always ready!

Vision Statement
Watertown Fire Rescue will strive to exceed the expectations of our community while aspiring to be a positive example for all Fire and EMS organizations in the area, region, and state.
Latest News
SUV Rolls Near Watertown High School
One vehicle rolled in the west parking lot of the Watertown High School on Friday, August 26, 2016. Read on...
WFR responds to a deck on fire
At 3:15 on August 24, WFR responded to a deck on fire at 6 5th Ave NW. Read on...
WFR responds to accident involving a semi and utility pole
On 8/23/2016 at 1pm WFR responded to a semi versus utility pole accident at 312 9th Ave SE. On arrival WFR found a freight truck had passed under a low hanging power line causing the line to catch on the trailer Read on...
Watertown Fire Rescue respond to natural gas line leak.
WFR responded to a natural gas line that was struck by a construction company. Read on...
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Contact Us
Doug Kranz
Fire Chief

Don Rowland
Assistant Chief

Watertown Fire Department

Station 1
129 First Ave. NW
Watertown, SD 57201

Ph: 605-882-5030
Fx: 605-882-5041
Emergency: 911

Station 2
500 Golf Course Rd.
Watertown, SD 57201

Ph: 605-882-5027
FX: 605-885-5028