The dedicated volunteers of the Cokato Fire Department are ready to respond at a moments notice to anyone needing their assistance in the city of Cokato, Stockholm Township, Cokato Township, and half of French Lake Township, as well as providing mutual assistance to fire departments in nearby towns.
The Cokato Fire Department has a roster of 21 dedicated volunteers, who go through 140 hours of firefighter I and II training and pass a test to become a firefighter.
As part of its training, the fire department tries to conduct a controlled burn annually in order to provide training to keep the firefighters ready and quick to respond to emergencies.
The department relies on grants and donations to provide equipment for the fire trucks and the firefighters. In 2012, A new grass rig was purchased with charitable gambling funds and donations from the department’s calendar fundraiser. The department provided 64 hours of volunteer labor installing lighting, sirens, and radio packages on its rigs, as well.
The number for the fire barn is (320) 286-2452; if there is an emergency, dial 911.
The fire hall is located on Jenks Avenue in Cokato. Correspondence should be sent to PO Box 1030, Cokato, MN 55321.