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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
Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Vehicle versus Building
Watertown Fire Rescue responded just before noon today for a vehicle that had struck a building in the 1600 block of 9th Ave. Read on...
WFR responds to a fire alarm at 715 21st St SW
WFR responded to a fire alarm at 715 21st St SW Read on...
Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to 2 Vehicle MVC with Injuries
Shortly after noon today, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle MVC with at least 1 known injury. Both a Rescue Truck and an Ambulance were requested to respond. 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