Fire Department


A volunteer fire department has been established to prevent and extinguish fires and to protect lives and property against fires, to promote fire prevention and fire safety, and to answer all emergency calls for which there is no other established agency. The Remsen Fire House is located at 125 E 1st Street.

The department consists of the Fire Chief and such other officers and personnel as may be authorized by the Council. The Remsen Fire Department has a roster for 20 members.

  • Kevin Ortmann (Fire Chief)
  • Mark Gaskill (Assistant Chief)
  • Ken Ahlers (Sect./Treas.)
  • Chris Poeckes (Training Officer)
  • Todd Tentinger
  • Chris Frederes
  • Randy Ortmann
  • Rick Nitzschke
  • Jerry Braun
  • Doug Owens
  • Terry Maass
  • Lee Galles
  • JT Sanow
  • Josh Gengler
  • Michael Matgen
  • Josh Hill
  • Mike Wurth
  • Jacob Schindler
  • Jeff Tritz
  • Scott Bohnenkamp

    FIRE DEPT 2010

    Outdated photo of the Fire Department from 2010


    Firefighters explain fire safety to kids annually during Fire Prevention Week