The Watertown Fire Department started providing emergency medical service to the City of Watertown and portions of Dodge and Jefferson County in 1975. In 1993, the Fire Department became the first paramedic level service in Dodge and Jefferson County. The Fire Department was the first fire department to offer paramedic intercept service to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies in those counties. The Fire Department’s medical control doctor is currently through Watertown Regional Medical Center. Members of the Watertown Fire Department are cross trained as firefighters and EMT’s. The EMS Division consists of a Deputy Chief of Operations, 23 EMT -Paramedics, and 3 EMT’s. Fire Department has continued its mission of serving the public through the preservation of life, property, and the environment with the highest level of dedication, professionalism, compassion, and pride.