News Flash

Fire

3 Stories
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Jason Karsten Selected as 2022 Firefighter of the Year

Portrait of Firefighter Karsten

Owatonna Fire Department is proud to announce that Paid-On-Call Firefighter Jason Karsten has been selected as the 2022 Firefighter of the Year. Fire Chief Ed Hoffman selected Jason for this honor with input from fire department staff. The criteria used t...

Read on...

Fire
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire 9/22/22

Front of two fire trucks

Owatonna firefighters responded to a structure fire in the early hours of September 22. At 3:38 AM, the Owatonna Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 2100 block of 7th Avenue Northeast. Upon arrival, fire crews observed moderate smoke...

Read on...

Fire
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fire Department Swearing-In Ceremony Held September 20

Firefighters taking oath of office on 9/20/22

At the September 20th City Council Meeting, eight fire department personnel were sworn into their new posts by Mayor Tom Kuntz. This is the first time the fire department has held this type of ceremony and it was well received by council members, city sta...

Read on...

Fire