Fire Department

Pine St. Fire
Mission Statement:
The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department’s mission is to protect life and property from fire, medical, and environmental emergencies for our community, through public education, code management, and incident response.
Fire Chief  –Tim Dietman


Assistant Fire Chief – Kalin Montevideo



** NEW – The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department will now conduct Child Safety Seat installation and seat checks by appointment at the East Side Fire Station (only this location.) For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo at or 920-746-2448.


The Fire Department operates out of two stations, one on the east side of Sturgeon Bay and one on the west side. The eastside station was built in 2006 and acts as the headquarters for the fire department, housing seven vehicles, a boat, and an equipment trailer.

The westside station, which was built in 1974, houses three fire trucks. Each station is staffed with a minimum of two firefighters, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Department consists of fourteen career people: Fire Chief Tim Dietman on a 40-hour week schedule; Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo on a 40-hour week schedule; three lieutenants and nine firefighters on a 24 hour a day, 56 hour a week schedule; and 15 part-time firefighters who are on call.

Career Personnel

Lt. Ken Doell,  Lt. Matt Austad, Lt. Mike Smith, FF Michael Frangipane,  FF Michael Writt, FF Richard Soukup, FF Brent Wiegand, FF Mark Smith, FF Mike Cihlar, FF Brian Hanson, FF Ethan Jorns and FF Mike Paye.

Part-time Personnel

burned interiorTodd Ploor, Chris Drover, Tracy Koontz,  Dean Gordon, Austin Gulley, Jeremy Paszczak, Logan Vandertie, Ryan Wery, Ben Weber

Part-time personnel carry pagers and are on call at all times for major incidents and are on call every third week for minor incidents and working nights at the station. Starting 01/01/2016 the part-time firefighters are compensated with: $100 monthly retainer; $25.46 per hour for calls; $15.38 per hour for training; $11.58 per hour for night duty. Part-time firefighters are required to train to the same level as career firefighters, this usually takes about five years. Part-time firefighters are given priority when career positions open up.



All firefighters are required to become State Certified Firefighter I and State Certified First Responder/AED. Most Department members exceed the minimum requirements. Department members are also trained in cold water rescue techniques and confined space rescue.

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  • WSFCA – Wisconsin State Chief’s Association
  • WSFCEA – Wisconsin State Chief’s Education Association
  • IAFC – International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • IAFC GLD – International Association of Fire Chiefs Great Lakes Division
  • WSFFA – Wisconsin State Fire Fighters Association
  • WFIA – Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Association
  • WIAAI – Wisconsin Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
  • IAFF – International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2682
  • D/K FA – Door/Kewaunee County Fire Association

Sturgeon Bay Professional Firefighters