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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
Semitrailer fire shuts down Interstate 29 for approximately 1 hour
Watertown Fire Rescue along with Castewood Fire Department responded to a semitrailer fire on Interstate 29 at approx 9:40 pm on March 10, 2017. The northbound lanes of I-29 were closed for approximately 1 hour. Read on...
WFR responds to interstate rollover due to high winds
On 3/7/17 at 3:58 pm WFR's Rescue 51 and Medic 3 responded for a pickup towing a camper that rolled over on the interstate. Upon arrival crews found a vehicle and camper blocking the southbound driving lane on Intersate 29 at MM 186. Read on...
WFR responds to trailer house fire
At 1:07pm on 3/7/17 WFR was called to a trailer house fire at 1405 11th Ave SW. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the mechanical area of the trailer. Crews were hampered by high winds but were able to knock down the flames. Read on...
Vehicle Collision on Willow Creek Drive
Slippery roads result in vehicle collision 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