About the Horace Rural Fire Protection District

Who is the Horace Rural Fire Protection District

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District is an all-volunteer department. We are publicly funded through taxes assessed on all property in our response district. We proudly provide fire and emergency services to the City of Horace, Hickson, Oxbow, and the surrounding areas, as well as mutual aid to several other departments.

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District is managed by an elected Board of Trustees. The Board oversees all the regular business of the District. The Horace Rural Fire Protection District currently has 28 members that dedicate themselves to their community. Officers are elected by the current members annually. These officers oversee the daily operations of the District.

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District is a fire and light rescue response team. We not only respond to fires but also to other emergencies, such as vehicle accidents, farm accidents, hazardous materials incidents, medical calls, and more.

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District completes extensive training throughout the year. All fire and rescue members are required to be CPR certified. Many of our firefighters hold multiple certifications including the following: Automobile Extrication, Firefighter I and II through the state of North Dakota, Federal Incident Management, North Dakota Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Operations, Haz-Mat Technician, and Haz-Mat Awareness. Our rescue members hold either an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District has stations located in Horace and Hickson, both located in Cass County. We utilize pumper trucks, grass rigs and tenders for the various calls we respond to throughout the year.