Fire Department

Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department 
PO Box 6 
Kenyon, MN 55946 
Station Address:
620 Centennial Drive 
Kenyon, MN 55946

Chief: Wayne Ehrich
Assistant Chief: Jeremy Eggert

Emergency Contact Number: 911
City Hall Phone number: 507-789-6415

Annual Kenyon Fire Department Open House and Dance 
Saturday, June 22, 2024

11 AM: Open House, Truck Demonstrations, Bounce Houses, Games, Bean Bags available etc.
11:30 AM: Brat and Burger meals available to purchase. Available until gone.
1 PM: Euchre Tournament
8 PM - Midnight: Dance featuring the band MTV's

 The City of Kenyon is accepting applications for fire fighter vacancies within the Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department. Qualified candidates will also be placed on a list for any future vacancies that may occur in the next twelve months. Please see the full job posting on the City of Kenyon Employment page.

The Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department is a 30-member, all volunteer department that covers a 122-square mile radius that includes seven area townships as well as the city of Kenyon. The department is fully trained to Firefighter I level through the Minnesota State Certification Board, with many volunteers trained to the Firefighter II and EMT levels.  As of March 1, 2011, Kenyon First Responders will respond to medical calls. 

The department protects the area using seven fire trucks: 3 pumpers, 1 - 3000 gallon tanker, 1 - 2000 gallon water tanker, a grass fire truck and a rescue truck. Additional equipment includes heavy rescue extrication equipment, a thermal imaging camera, a four-gas air monitoring system used especially for carbon monoxide detection, full interior firefighting equipment including NFPA-approved turnout gear and SCBA systems.

The Kenyon Fire Department is active in the Southeastern Minnesota Region 15, the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, the Minnesota State Fire Chief's Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Minnesota Chapter of Arson Investigators, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Association of Fire Investigators.