Fire & Rescue (EMS)
The volunteer fire department provides fire protection for the City from one fire station located at 312 West Whitewater Street. Its personnel are well trained in the most modern fire fighting methods and are constantly training to keep pace with new techniques.
The Fire Department began in 1871. The Rescue Squad portion began in 1927. The Fire Department and Rescue Squad share the same service area. The Fire Chief is elected annually by the membership. There are 4 ambulances and 8 Fire Trucks. There are typically 150-200 fire calls per year and 1000-1100 rescue calls in a year.To become a firefighter, anyone is eligible to apply. Applications are available from the police department dispatch office. To become an EMT, anyone is eligible to apply. Applications are available from the police department dispatch office. To be a successful EMT applicant, AT LEAST the following must be true: There must be an available opening. The individual must pass a physical. The individual must pass a background check. The individual must be available to sign up for a certain amount of hours to be on-call. The individual must be at least 18 years old and hold a current Wisconsin EMT license (or higher medical licensing).