Fire Department

6700 Main Street
Rockford, MN 55373

The Rockford Volunteer Fire Department is allowed 43 members (10 of which are reserve).  No prior experience is required for new members.  If you have an interest in joining, view our informal flyer.   To apply, complete the on-line application and someone from the Rockford Fire Department will contact you.

The department serves the City of Rockford, parts of the Rockford Township and parts of the City of Greenfield.  Quarterly board meetings are held with all government entities.  The fire board consists of the two elected official from the City of Rockford, City of Greenfield and the Rockford Township.

Join the Fire Department for breakfast on first Sunday in May  at the fire station.  This is an annual fund raiser where you can enjoy a great breakfast: eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.  Tickets are available at the door or you can purchase your tickets from fire members or at city hall.

Click here for information for preparing for Emergencies

Swimming Pools – unfortunately the Fire Department is no longer able to fill swimming pools!

Recreational Fire information

For Burn permits located in Wright County visit: and located in Hennepin County, visit Ace Hardware in Greenfield.

Adopt-a-Fire-Hydrant Program

In the event of a fire emergency in your neighborhood during the winter months could fire fighters find the nearest hydrant closes to your home?  Or does it get buried under a pile of snow?  Valuable time is lost when fire fighters need to shovel out hydrants before hooking up to them.

The Rockford Fire Department is seeking neighborhoods, student groups, senior organizations, families, individuals or businesses to participate in the “Adopt-a-hydrant” Program.  By adopting a fire hydrant you are agreeing to keep a 3-foot radius around the hydrant free and clear of snow, shrubbery and weeds.  To make this project fun we are also asking anyone who would like to exercise their creativity and help beautify Rockford to paint your adopted hydrant.

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Annual Events

  • Rockford Fire Department Auxiliary Family Fun Night & Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday, February 23, 2019 (4:30-8:00 pm)
  • Pancake Breakfast – 1st Sunday, May 5, 2019 (7am-noon)  at the Fire Department
  • National Night Out – 1st Tuesday in August (through-out the community)
  • Waterball Tournament – River Days Festival, Second Saturday in August at 4:00pm at Cedar and Mechanic Street
  • Halloween – The department patrols the area and hands out light sticks to trick and treaters.
  • December – Visit Santa at the Fire Department for games and picture taking.

Fire Department Officers List

  • Chief: Ben Sanderson (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2019)
  • Assistant Chief: Nathan Buoy (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2020)
  • Captain 1: Nick Qualle
  • Captain 2: Jacob Moser
  • Captain 3: Dom Lark
  • Captain 4: Jacob Annis
  • Lieutenant 1:  Chase Holley
  • Lieutenant 2:  Tyler Neibert
  • Engineer 1:  Justin Mielke
  • Engineer 2:  Tyler Neibert
  • Engineer 3:  Mike Billbe
  • Medical Officer:  Jake Moser
  • Communications Officer:  Adam Boeddeker
  • Quartermaster:  Nick Qualle

Contact the Fire Department

Email: or 763-477-4840

Meeting Information

Business Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Training Meetings are conducted the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.