Fiscal Year 2023

Department Overview

The Owatonna Fire Departments mission is to save lives and property in a safe and efficient manner.



  • Added 2 new FT Fire Equipment Operators
  • Completed the training of 6 new paid on call firefighters


  • Began using OpenGov (purchasing, 2023 budget prep)
  • Began using CitizenServices (Rental Licenses, Fire Protection Systems, Nuisance Complaints)
  • Implemented a system (in GIS) to allow fire staff to document pre-plan information for various businesses in our community


  • updated and implemented a training program / onboarding program for new FT firefighters
  • Hosted a National Fire Academy Safety Officer Class


  • Reorganized the system we use for manage our Safety Data Sheets to make it more usable for employees
  • Began updating the Cities Safety Manual
  • Publish a monthly Safety Topic from the Safety Committee to all employees.

Emergency Management:

  • Co-hosted a table top HAZMAT drill at a local business with multiple response agencies.


  • Add a Fire Marshal
  • Increase our technical rescue capabilities through training
  • Emergency Management - Assist the County in updating the All Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Have all FT firefighters state certified as Fire Inspector I
  • Roll out department policy and procedures

Financial Information



Staffing Analysis