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Help Us, Help You!


Since 1954, Nisswa Fire and Rescue has been a volunteer department providing fire protection and emergency medical services for the Nisswa, Lake Edwards, Lakeshore, Pelican, and Sibley communities. Our department is staffed by 27 always ready to respond volunteers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year in 2021 our department responded to 390 emergency service calls.

Your donations have allowed us to keep our apparatus stocked with modern firefighting and medical equipment, as well as purchasing needed equipment for our members. This upcoming year’s needs include: 

 Donations for Nisswa Fire can be sent through our partner Community Giving:

  • Mail: COMMUNITYGIVING, 101 7TH AVENUE S. #100, ST. CLOUD, MN 56301

(Make checks out to Community Giving, in the memo note “Nisswa Fire Dept. Fund”

Thank you for the continued support!

Shawn Bailey – Chief

Ed Carlson – Firefighter/EMR  

Joe Hall – Assistant Chief

Josh Waagmeester – Firefighter/EMT  

Justin Stahnke – Captain

Jon Settergren – Firefighter/EMR  

Matt Jorgens – Captain

Lizzy Thurlow – Firefighter/EMR  

Nate Peters – Captain/Paramedic  

Luke Hall– Firefighter/EMR  

Adam Kainulainen – Firefighter/EMR  

Luke Waln– Firefighter/EMR  

Andy Schaefer – Firefighter/EMR  

Matt Hall – Firefighter/EMR  

Brad McGuire – Firefighter/EMR  

Nick Potzmann – Firefighter/EMR (Secretary)  

Brad Burns – Firefighter/EMR  

Noah Kronstedt – Firefighter/EMR  

Bruce Edberg – EMR

Patrick Foster – Firefighter/EMR  

Chuck Dullum – Firefighter/EMR  

Richard Geike – Firefighter/EMR  

Dale Jordan – Firefighter/EMR  

Zach Morris – Firefighter/EMR  

Diane Townsend –EMT  


Doug Buehl – Firefighter/EMT  



5442 city hall street • PO box 410 • Nisswa mn 56468phone: 218.963.4444Fax: 218.963.3108