Fire & Rescue Department

In the early 1950's, the City of Dakota's first fire protection was provided through a partnership with Dresbach Township.

By 1971, Dakota residents decided the city needed a structured fire department with its own constitution and by-laws, regular meetings and training, adequate equipment and protective clothing for all its members. The City Council approved the organizational documents in September 1971.

In 1989, the First Responder Squad was activated with nine trained and licensed members.  This was also the year ground breaking ceremonies were held for the new fire station and community center.

In 1998, the City Council approved a new constitution and by-laws combining the fire department and first responders under the new name name, The Dakota Fire & Rescue Department.

Over the years, the department has updated their equipment to include a responder van, pumper, tanker, rescue boat, ATV's and a heavy rescue truck with extrication equipment.

The department currently provides fire and rescue services for the City of Dakota and portions of Dresbach and Richmond Townships.


Fire Chief                   Deputy Chief
Scott Hoeg                  Greg Gerlach

Emergency Medical Coordinator                                       Deputy Emergency Medical Coordinator 
Lana Gerlach                                                                     Chuck Hansen

Shawn Boldt        Steve Pape       Mike Trocinski

Training Coordinator
Nick Erdmann- Monica Meyer

Judy Dobrunz

The Department holds business meetings on the first Monday of the month, training the third Monday of the month and the second Saturday of the month.

Dakota Fire & Rescue always looking for new members. If interested contact:

Fire Chief Scott Hoeg: 507.429.9756
Deputy Chief Greg Gerlach 507.643.6602

Lana Gerlach,
Apr 7, 2020, 8:14 AM