IGLA Executive Director Phil Petersen presents APO Fire & Rescue Captain Mike Hawkins with a check for $100 in support of the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fore & Rescue Department’s Annual Pancake Fundraiser.

APO Fire & Rescue was established as a joint department in 2000 with services including: fire protection to the cities of Arnolds Park & Okoboji, initial vehicle stabilization, extrication & rescue, a surface water rescue team, emergency medical services, operations level hazardous material response for small to medium incidents, underwater search & rescue (dive team), the area’s exclusive fire boat and ice rescue response by the area’s sole airboat.

If you were unable to attend the fundraiser, yet would like to help, donations can be mailed to:

APO Fire & Rescue

PO Box 437

Arnolds Park, IA 51331


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