About the Hokah Fire Department

Hokah Fire Department proudly protects 1580 people living in an area of 66 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily rural area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status. Hokah is located in the heart of Minnesota’s Scenic Bluff Country.

The Hokah Fire Department serves the City of Hokah and Hokah Township and parts of the Townships of Mound Prairie, Union, and Brownsville.

The fire department was first organized July 19, 1883. The Hokah Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department. The Hokah Fire Department consists of 31 Firemen and First Responders. The Department also consists of 5 members that are first responders only.

In an emergency, dial 911

Mike Walsh

Lance Ross
Fire Chief

Kevin Kappauff
Assistant Chief

Jonah Ross
Assistant Chief

Hokah Fire and Rescue

Firefighters & First Responders

Troy Lange – Captain, Firefighter,  F.R.
Jeffrey Langen – Captain, Firefighter
Autumn Beach – Firefighter/F.R.
Emmy Carlson – F.R./EMT
Cole Flannery – F.R./EMT
Aaron Gratten – Firefighter
Abby Jumbeck – F.R/EMT
Kevin Kappauff – Firefighter/F.R.
Frank Kimball Jr. – Firefighter
Allen Kirchoff – Firefighter, F.R
Jacob Kruse – Firefighter
Kora Kuehl – F.R.
Jessie Lorenz – F.R.
Michael Martell – Firefighter
Nick Rogich – Firefighter
Robert Schuldt – Firefighter/F.R.
Michelle Spanjers – F.R.
Matt Vetsch – Firefighter/F.R.
Mike Walsh Jr – Firefighter/F.R.

Additional Resources

House numbers are very important to the fire department in an emergency. Make sure your house number is plainly visible on the house and on both sides of your curb-side mailbox, if you have one. Emergency vehicles do not necessarily approach from the same direction as the mail truck. Remember, if they can’t locate your home, they can’t help you.
If you have a hydrant in front of your home, please shovel it out after a snowfall so that it is visible from the street. Valuable firefighting time can be lost trying to locate a hydrant.
Make sure your smoke detector batteries are in working condition. A good rule of thumb is to change them in the Fall when we go to Daylight Savings Time and again in Spring when the clocks are turned ahead.
If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector, you should consider purchasing one. Residential smoke detectors have drastically reduced fire dollar loss throughout the area.
Hokah Fire Department