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Deer River, Minnesota




The Deer River Fire Department is an organized team assembled to bring about the highest quality of emergency services possible for the Deer River community and surrounding areas. Your mission, should you decide to accept a fire service position, will be to continue this fine tradition.

DRFD is committed to developing a highly qualified, motivated and diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of our community. With excellent pay, various job assignments, unlimited opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a real difference in the community.

The fire department encounters a variety of emergencies, not just fires. They respond to medical emergencies, motor vehicle crashes, aircraft crashes, building collapses, hazardous materials incidents, civil disturbances, technical rescues, explosions, tornadoes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks.

If you are interested in joining the DRFD please complete the application on our website's employment page and return it to Deer River City Hall. Thank you!

Department Officers

  • Jordan Osse - Fire Chief

  • Everett Baumgarner - Assistant Chief

  • John Moore - 1st Assistant

  • Brandon Berndt - 2nd Assistant

  • Andy Antilla - Training Officer

  • John Sobilik - Training Officer

  • Kevin Baumgarner - Safety Officer

  • Josh Tyler - Safety Officer

  • Travis Tyler - Safety Officer

Fire Related Materials

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