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BURNING PERMITS are no longer required.  If your campfire or yard waste gets out of control or is called in to 911 dispatch you are responsible for the expense of the fire run.





From 1880 to 1903 the Department was known as the Dale Fire Protection Association.  During that time a horse drawn fire cart was used to fight fires. The cart was kept at the fire hall. The Department had approximately 15 members. The Dale Fire and Rescue has since grown to about approximately 36 members. First Responders were approved at the Annual Meeting in 1993. 


Current members of the Department:

Jim Emmons, Chief since 1978

Chad Degal, Asst. Chief

Doug Wunderlich, Asst. Chief

Scott Degal, Captain

Don Nieland, Captain

Rob Hopfensperger, Lieutenant

Jeff Schulze, Lieutenant

Chad Ewing, Lieutenant

Craig Swanson, Safety Officer

Bob Wilkins, First Responder Director

Mike Much

Dennis Gorges

Ryan Grossman

Ray Samson

Chris Koga

Nick DeShaney

Josh Abhold

Mike Furman

Al Hopfensperger

Jeff Gadamus

Luann Killoren

Vicki Lautenschlager

Tiffany Lautenschlager

Joe Schinke

Max Krenke

Jamie Gore

Joe Halford

Tom Patterson

Mike Schilpp

Matt Wunderlich

Amie Jorgensen

Colleen Yanke

Dan Schultz

Beth Schultz



Josh Wilkens
Zac Degal
Ben Wilkins

Cooper Johnson
Jesse Zienert


2017 Dale Fire Department Raffle Winners

drawn 6/24/2017 at Dale Fireworks Celebration


$4,000 - Tom Muza

$   500 - Lorne Bries

$   200 - Keith Krenke

$   100 - Glen Preisler



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