First Responder Service
Along with normal fire fighting duties the department provided emergency medical First Responder service to the city. The department responds to over seven hundred emergency medical calls each year. The First Responders are trained in Automatic External Defibrillation and have had several successful saves along with the Door County Emergency Services Paramedics.
The department provides for confined space rescue, cold water/ice rescue, collapse rescue, ropes rescue, automobile extrication, and carbon monoxide checks for residents. Approximately one thousand runs are answered by the department annually.
The Department provides public fire safety education training yearly to students in four public elementary schools and three parochial schools along with many pre-school facilities. The department also does fire safety education programs for area industry, commercial businesses, and public sector employees. Contact the Fire Department if your business or industry is interested in fire safety training.
Fire Station Tours
The Fire Department is always open to the public for tours. We regularly have Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scout troops, and school groups here to see what we do and our trucks. If you're interested in a tour just call us at 920-746-2916 and we will schedule a time that fits your schedule.
The Department inspects all public buildings twice a year for safety code violations as deputy inspectors for the Department of Commerce. Questions regarding inspections or violations can be directed to the department by calling 920-746-2916.
The department does not issue burning permits except for limited circumstances, mainly for Prarie Grass and items that are not deemed able to be transported off-site. To inquire about a burn permit, you must contact the department by calling 920-746-2916. The Fire Department strongly encourages the recycling of household materials (no garbage is permitted to be burned), brush is to be deposited at the City of Sturgeon Bay compost site on Division Road.
A permit must be obtained from the Fire Department for aerial displays of fireworks.
The general requirements, storage, transportation, use and manufacture of explosive materials and the blasting results thereof shall be in accordance with, WI Admin Code SPS 307 Explosives and Fireworks
Certificate of competency:
An applicant for such a permit shall furnish satisfactory proof that he/she holds a certificate of competency and knowledge of explosives and blasting operations issued by the department of commerce.
Persons are required to provide a copy of a certificate of insurance indicating they have a minimum of $2,000,000.00 bodily injury and $1,000,000.00 property damage coverage.
The permit may only be obtained from the Fire Chief or designee.
Are required by state law in all dwelling units. In rental units, the landlord is required to install and maintain the detectors, the renter is responsible for replacing the batteries in individual units.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The Fire Department encourages residents to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Carbon monoxide detectors can be purchased at local businesses. Contact the Fire Department for recommendations on the type of detector to purchase and where it should be located within your home.
Emergency Weather Warning Sirens
The Fire Department has the responsibility of making sure that the emergency weather warning sirens are operational. There are six emergency weather warning sirens in the City. The east side sirens are located at: Florida Street near the boat launching ramp; at the intersection of Canal Road and Cove Road; at the intersection of North 14th Avenue and Georgia Street. The west side sirens are located at Clay Banks Road and Galley Drive; at the Sturgeon Bay Utility office building, and on Green Bay Road near the Sturgeon Bay Metal Products building. The sirens are tested at noon on the first day of the month. The sirens are activated by the Door County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in an emergency and are only activated when a tornado is sighted. The Fire Department encourages residents to purchase weather alert radios for an immediate alert from the National Weather Service in case of severe weather. These radios can be purchased from the Door County Emergency Management Office located at 319 South 18th Avenue or by calling 920-746-7101.
The fire department encourages residents to have fire extinguishers available in case of fire. They can be purchased at local businesses. Contact the Fire Department for information on the type and size of the extinguisher that is needed. They can also tell you where the extinguishers should be located and how to use them.
The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department contracts Fire protection services for the Town of Sevastopol and the Town of Sturgeon Bay. The department covers approximately 130 square miles. The fire district runs fifteen miles north of the city and six miles south of the city. Sturgeon Bay Fire Department also contracts with the Town of Jacksonport for Fire Inspection services.