The Byron Fire Department (BFD) was established in 1935 with the first department meeting being held on June 24th of that year. The department started with a hand pulled hose cart stored in an old wooden building next to the original Byron City Hall.  The cart was pulled by volunteers to the location of the fire and hooked up to a cistern.
Today, BFD consists of 32 volunteer firefighters operating out of one fire station located on the U.S. Highway 14 NW Frontage Rd in Byron MN.  BFD responds with a modern fleet of fire and rescue apparatus that includes 1 pumper, 1 mini-pumper, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue truck, 2 water tankers, and 1 chief’s truck.  BFD is the primary fire/rescue agency for the City of Byron, and the Townships of Kalmar and Salem.

BFD volunteers spend numerous hours of training a year to remain efficient in the services it provides to its customers.

Current services provided by BFD include:

  • Fire suppression
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Ice rescue
  • Hazardous materials
  • Severe weather spotting
  • Public service calls
  • Public safety education 


BFD also provides services to surrounding communities in a time of need when requested through mutual aid agreements.

Because BFD is staffed by volunteers, no official office hours are kept at the fire station.  For emergencies, please dial 911.
For all other inquiries, contact BFD at (507) 775-2603, or by email at