Baltic Volunteer Fire Department

The Baltic Volunteer Fire Department was created in 1911 to provide fire protection for the community nestled on the bank of the Big Sioux River. What started with two hand-carts carrying chemicals and equipment has grown to a fleet of five motorized apparatus carrying specialized equipment in an effort to handle any emergency that may come their way. Their first response area covers 68 square miles of central to northern Minnehaha County. They also provide public fire education and fire station tours to the kids in school as well as provide CPR training for community members. They rely on community members who are willing to dedicate their time to be members of the Fire Department to respond to emergencies as they arise.