Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services Joint Powers Board

Board members of the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue standing in front of fire truck


The Northfield City Council approved a Joint Powers Agreement for fire protection and rescue services at their April 1, 2014 City Council meeting. The agreement establishes a joint fire department that will be called the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service (NAFRS).

The NAFRS will be governed by an eight member board consisting of:

  • Five Board members appointed by the Northfield City Council
  • Two Board members appointed by Rural Fire
  • One Board member appointed by the Dundas City Council


Board members will be appointed for three-year terms, with initial appointees serving staggered terms. Northfield’s representatives will serve as follows:

  • One board member serving a one-year term
  • Two members serving two-year terms
  • Two members serving three-year terms


NameArea representingPositionTerm Expiration
Glen CastoreRural Fire DistrictMemberDecember 31, 2024
Elisabeth HaaseNorthfieldMemberDecember 31, 2024
Jodi LawsonNorthfieldMemberDecember 31, 2023
Brad NessNorthfieldChairDecember 31, 2025
Brian PetersonRural Fire DistrictMemberDecember 31, 2023
Jami ReisterNorthfieldMemberDecember 31, 2023
Michael StoweNorthfieldMemberDecember 31, 2025
Glenn SwitzerDundasVice-ChairDecember 31, 2023

Ex-officio (non-voting) members

Mike FoxRural Fire District Administrator
Brian EdwardsNorthfield EMS
Mark ElliottNorthfield Police Chief
Tom NelsonNorthfield Fire Chief
Ben MartigNorthfield City Administrator
Jenelle TeppenDundas City Administrator

More information

Additional details, including powers and duties of the Board, can be found in the Joint Powers Agreement.

Joint Powers Agreement

Additional information

Visit the NAFRS website


  1. You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.

    Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057