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The Department has Fire training every Monday and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training on the third Thursday of every month throughout the year. All firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained on how to operate any piece of equipment they may be required to use on a call.
The Department also encourages outside training for more intense instruction on various aspects of firefighting and EMS. We also have strict processes for training members on other things such as driving apparatuses and running as an EMS Crew Chief.
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Please visit our Burning Permits page for more information.
Yes, you can have a campfire or fire pit, but fires:
Properties with commercial buildings and residential buildings containing three or more dwellings units are permitted only with a listed fire pit or fireplace with a spark arrestor.
We have approximately 67 paid-on-call/paid-on-premise members. Additionally we have seven full-time employees including five Advanced EMTs, one Fire Inspector/Public Education Specialist, and one Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief.
The Department responds to approximately 1,000 emergencies each year. For more information on past year statistics, please visit the Call Statistics page.
Yes, the State of Wisconsin requires new firefighters to attend 60 hours of formal classroom and hands-on training before they can respond to fire emergencies. This training is paid for by the Department.
For Emergency Medical Services, the State of Wisconsin requires new EMTs to attend a minimum of 120 hours of formal classroom and training, and that they go through a licensing process to be able to provide care and run as an EMT. This is also paid for by the department.
In addition, the Department encourages firefighters and EMTs to continue in other State-certified courses and these are also paid for by the Department:
Donations can be sent to:McFarland Fire and Rescue5915 Milwaukee StreetP.O. Box 110McFarland, WI 53558-0110
Call 911 and make sure everyone exits your home. Ensure you account for everyone once outside of your home.
Also, make sure that you are changing the batteries in all of your detectors at least twice per year and that you test all of your detectors at least once per month.
There are many good models on the market. Ensure the model is Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved and has a test button to ensure proper functioning.
Carbon monoxide detectors with a digital read out on them can also give us an idea of the severity of leak.