The Watertown Fire Department has been proudly serving this community since it was established in 1857. We are a combination department consisting of twenty-six fulltime firefighters, six paid-on-call firefighters, and one fulltime administrative staff member, covering 101 square miles in the City of Watertown. The coverage area also extends to parts of four townships- Emmet, Milford, Shields and Watertown, also, providing paramedic-level Emergency Medical Services for the Village of Reeseville. In addition, the department provides mutual aid, when requested, and paramedics provide intercepts with surrounding departments for advanced medical care.
The department has one station located at 106 Jones Street, Watertown, WI 53094, containing fire apparatus which includes- three fire pumpers, three ambulances, one mid-mount ladder truck, two water tenders, one brush truck, one rescue boat, and two command cars.
The department averages eight emergency calls in a 24-hour period, which equals approximately 2,600 total calls per year.