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Fire Department

2018-07-25 13.59.59

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.

Acting Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo
Office - 920-746-2448

** 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 kmontevideo@sturgeonbaywi.govor 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; one part-time (24 hr) fire inspector, 20 hr a week Admin Assist. Brenda Curtis,  three lieutenants, 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. Matt Austad, Lt. Brent Wiegand, Lt. Ethan Jorns, FF Michael Frangipane,  FF Michael Writt, FF Richard Soukup, FF Mark Smith, FF Mike Cihlar, FF Brian Hanson,  FF Mike Paye, FF Austin Gulley, FF Kory Nell, and Fire Inspector/FF Shane Wautier.

burned-interior-250x166Part-time Personnel
FF Dean Gordon,  FF Ben Weber,  FF Jason Mann,  FF Randall Lynch,  FF Lucas Pierre, FF Isaiah Scudder, FF Anthony Moore, FF Skyler Schopf, FF Steven Petry, FF Adam Schartner, FF Mason Naze, FF Jaylen Vasallo.123

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.  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, shipboard firefighting, high-angle, trench rescue, and confined space rescue.


  • WSFCA – Wisconsin State Fire Chief’s Association
  • WSFCEA – Wisconsin State Fire 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
  • Door County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Safe Kids Worldwide