The New York Mills Fire Department serves 160 square miles in Northeast Otter Tail County, proudly serving the cities of New York Mills, Butler and Heinola. We also serve all or parts of Newton, Deer Creek, Leaf Lake, Butler, Homestead and Big Pine townships. The department provides both fire and EMS to our 3500 citizens in our fire district. Our department provides initial emergency care with 10 EMT's and 10 First Responders. Advanced Life Support Ambulances from Perham and Wadena transport to area hospitals.
The New York Mills Fire Department's fleet of vehicles includes: 2 Engines, 1 Pumper/Tanker, 1 Tanker/Tender, 2 Brush/Grass Rigs, 1 Rescue/Service Truck, and 1 Utility Truck. The department also has the first two motorized vehicles purchased by the department, a 1923 Model T Engine and a 1936 Engine. Some of the specialized tools we carry are: The Jaws of Life, Thermal Imager, CO Monitor, AED's (4) and an array of medical equipment.
The New York Mills Fire Department consists of twenty two members. All members are required to complete the National Fire Protection Association Firefighter I Course and MN Certified First Responder Course or the National Registry EMT Basic Certification. Meetings and drills are held twice a month, additional training is held as needed.
Darin Welter 1989
Chief: Ryan Brasel