Watertown Fire Department
The Watertown Fire Department has been proudly serving this community since it was established in 1857. The fire department is an ISO rated Class 2 full-time department consisting of twenty-six fulltime firefighters, one fulltime and one part-time administrative staff members, and two part-time fire inspectors, covering 101 square miles in the City of Watertown. The coverage area extends to parts of four surrounding townships: Emmet, Milford, Shields and Watertown. The department also provides paramedic transport service for the Town of Lebanon. The Department averages eight emergency calls in a 24-hour period which equals approximately 2,600 total calls per year.
Watertown is an urbanized city with 68.9% being residential properties, 21.6 % Commercial properties, 6.5 % Manufacturing, and 3% making up other types of properties. The current population served by the Watertown Fire Department is 27,171.
The Watertown Fire Department is an “All Hazards” type emergency service delivery organization and is involved in incident prevention and effective responses to incidents that do occur. The Department has accomplished a great deal in this regard in the past years and much more will be done.
The Department’s positive relationship with city departments and neighboring fire departments is maintained and enhanced in an effort to provide highly effective emergency services to Watertown residents. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) (dispatch of area fire and EMS companies to an emergency incident for staffing and support), continues to serve our communities well.
The department has one station located at 106 Jones Street, Watertown WI 53094, which houses 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 also has a training facility located on South 12thstreet.
The Department averages eight emergency calls in a 24-hour period which equals approximately 2,600 total calls per year.