Fire Department

Dassel Volunteer Fire Department


At a moment’s notice, the members of the Dassel Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) are ready to spring into action to help those who need it most.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter should contact the fire station at (320) 275-3260.

The Dassel Volunteer Fire Department’s response area is approximately 125 square miles. In 2016, the department responded to 280 calls, the most in the history of the department.

The Dassel Fire Relief Association hosts two annual events to raise funds for the department. Funds are primarily used for equipment and upgrades. A French toast breakfast takes place annually in May, and a pork chop dinner takes place annually during National Fire Prevention Week in October.

The department also sends out calendars to its fire district and received $12,500 in donations from calendar sales in 2016. This money also goes toward upgrading equipment.

The department purchased the Mason building – the old fire station and city hall – which includes options for expansion and additional parking.

Those who wish to donate to the Relief Association can do so by sending a check to the DVFD at PO Box 56, Dassel, MN 55325. The fire station’s phone number is (320) 275-3260. In cases of emergency, please dial 911. The fire station’s e-mail is

Dassel Volunteer Fire Department roster

  • Chief – Dale Grochow
  • Assistant Chief – Mike Enerson
  • Captain 1 – Dave Johnson
  • Captain 2 – Brian Massingham
  • Captain 3 –  Zach Holm
  • Lieutenant 1 – Jeff Putnam,
  • Lieutenant 2 –  Andy Nelson
  • Lieutenant 3 –  Tom Wesloh
  • Chaplain –  Keith Carlson
  • Jose Almazan
  • Doug Bollman – (reserve)
  • Brian Bondhus
  • Kevin Carlin
  • Keith Day
  • Matt Doughty
  • Brian Gillman
  • Jason Harris
  • Terry Hiedecker
  • Caleb Herzog
  • Justin Johnson
  • Mike Kadelbach
  • Kurt Mortenson
  • Lyle Nybakke –  (daytime)
  • Jordan Ostlund
  • Josh Pelant
  • Ron Rauschendorfer – (daytime)
  • Scott Steuck
  • Jon Trotter
  • Justin Yager