Fire Department


Dassel’s Fire Department takes pride in maintaining its equipment and vehicles. 

Updated August 2021

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.

The Dassel Volunteer Fire Department’s response area is approximately 125 square miles. In 2020, the department responded to 304 calls.

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 during EMS Week 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 approximately $20,000 in donations from calendar sales in 2020. This money goes toward upgrading equipment.

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, call 911. The fire station’s email address is

Those interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter should contact the fire station at 320-275-3260, or city hall at 320-275-2454.

Dassel 2020 Volunteer Fire Department Roster

  • Chief – Dave Johnson
  • Assistant Chief – Brian Massingham
  • Captains – Kevin Carlen, Andy Nelson, Matt Doughty
  • Lieutenants – Terry Heidecker, Justin Johnson, Jordan Oslund
  • Chaplain – Keith Carlson
  • Jordan Danielson
  • Keith Day
  • Eric Dickey
  • Dale Grochow
  • Jason Harris
  • Caleb Herzog
  • Mike Kadelbach
  • Andrew Kisor
  • Renee Massingham
  • Zach Rieke
  • Jon Trotter
  • Tom Weseloh
  • Justin Yager
  • Daytime Responders – Ron Rauschendorfer,
  • Douglas Bollman, Phil Anderson, Kurt Mortenson