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Norwood Young America Fire Department


The Norwood Young America Fire Department is a paid-on-call fire department that provides emergency response services for the City of Norwood Young America. The department is also currently responsible for responding to emergencies in parts of the surrounding townships of: Hancock, Camden, Young America, Waconia and Benton.

Members are currently Firefighter I and First Responder certified … with a variety of members holding EMT, Paramedic, and HazMat certifications.


  • Chief – Steve Zumberg
  • Assistant Chief, Station #1 – Mark Thomas
  • Assistant Chief, Station #2 – Chris Glander
  • Training Chief- Brad Droege
  • Engine Captain – Steve Ehrenburg
  • Hose Captain – Kevin Raether
  • Search & Rescue Captain – Andy Wigfield
  • Safety/Training Officer – Steve Noll
  • Treasurer – Jesse Molanu
  • Secretary – Alyssa Ulrich


  •  Steve Noll – Paramedic
  • Melissa Pasquarette – Paramedic
  • Pete Luskey – EMT
  • Dave Orr – EMT
  • Kevin Raether – EMT
  • Pat Stacken – EMT
  • Rob Baumann
  • Rollin Beaver
  • Jason Franck
  • Steve Kanduth
  • Paul Lano
  • Tony Mueleners
  • Justin Nelson
  • Andy Wigfield
  • Mike Villalva
  • Jesse Hackbarth
  • Todd Karels

Probationary firefighters

  •  Tom Warnock
  •  Scott Blom
  •  Luke Silseth

Rescue reserve

  •  Leland Brincefield
  •  Logan Brincefield

The NYA Fire fleet

The fleet of the Norwood Young America Fire Department includes Engine 11, a Peterbuilt engine; Rescue 11, a Ford pickup; Tanker 11, a Chevrolet; Utility 21, a Peterbuilt Heavy Rescue; Engine 21, a Ford mini pumper; Grass Rig 21, a Chevrolet; Ladder 11, an E-One Quint; Tanker 21, a Ford; Utility 11, a 1925 Universal; and a smoke trailer/training house.

The Norwood Young America Fire Department has two fire halls: one at 327 W. Elm St., the other at 23rd Ave. SW in Norwood Young America. The department may be reached by calling 952-467-1800.

Norwood Young America firefighters and families enjoy spending time together.