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Denison Fire Department

The Denison Fire Department is a public department with a full-time paid chief and approximately 30 volunteer firefighters. The department operates out of one station protecting residential, commercial, and rural areas.

Services
The Denison Volunteer Fire Department serves more than 10,000 people living in an area of 110 square miles. They also operate in another 117 square miles for automatic mutual aid in and around Crawford County. The department currently has a Class 4 ISO rating. In addition to fire suppression services, they do technical rescues such as vehicle accidents, confined space, high angle and trench rescue, hazardous materials, extrication, and basic water search and recovery. They also have a dive team for underwater search and recovery. The fire department is also very active in fire prevention and code enforcement, and assists with EMS calls on request.

Facilities
The current fire station was constructed in 1983 at a cost of $475,000. It includes showers, a locker room, weight training facility, meeting room, office space, kitchen, lounge, and an 8-truck bay. The outdoor training center, one of the best in the nation, has several props available for training including a roof prop with 2 pitches, a three-story burn building, forcible entry props, and a grain bin rescue prop.

Cory Snowgren

Fire Chief
Denison Fire Department