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.
** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lt. Matt Austad, Lt. Mike Smith, Lt. Brent Wiegand, FF Michael Frangipane, FF Michael Writt, FF Richard Soukup, FF Mark Smith, FF Mike Cihlar, FF Brian Hanson, FF Ethan Jorns, FF Mike Paye, FF Austin Gulley and Fire Inspector/FF Shane Wautier.
FF Todd Ploor, FF Dean Gordon, FF Jeremy Paszczak, FF Ben Weber, FF Anthony Aldrich, FF Jason Mann, FF Bogdan Savenko, FF John Jorns, FF Brent Haberli, FF Randall Lynch, FF Kory Nell.
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 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.
- 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