Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department is to provide the best possible fire prevention, fire suppression, and emergency medical service to our constituents ensuring the highest level of protection possible.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department is to be a recognized leader in the fire service, respected by our constituents for anticipating and responding to the ever changing needs of the fire and emergency medical services.  The Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department will embrace new technologies and techniques, focusing on training and education to provide the highest level of customer services and satisfaction in a professional and caring manner.

Value Statement

The members of the Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department are dedicated to operating a professional, ethical, service-minded organization. We value honesty and integrity in all matters, leading to the highest level of trustworthiness.

  • We value respect for each person, recognizing the individual value of our members and customers
  • We value teamwork, as each person's capabilities enhance our performance as a whole
  • We value responsibility, taking ownership of our actions and committing to our assigned objectives
  • We value professional pride, adhering  to a strong code of moral and ethical conduct
  • We value compassion, fostering a genuine concern for those we serve
  • We value safety, ensuring our own health as well as the safety of our team and those we serve
  • We value diversity of the people in our department and our community
  • We value training and education as the foundation of superior service
  • We value commitment, working through any adversity to meet the community's needs

The Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Department is an ISO 3 rated department that provides fire and EMS-Paramedic level services to over 100 square miles in the Beaver Dam area with an estimated combined population of over 20,000 people. The area includes the entire City and surrounding Township of Beaver Dam. It also includes portions of the Townships of Calamus, Lowell, Trenton, and Westford. The department is considered a combination department because of the mix of full-time and part-time personnel required to perform daily operations.  In addition to normal 911 operations, the department also provides emergent and non-emergent EMS inter-facility transports.  Most transports are from the Beaver Dam Community Hospital to specialty facilities in Madison, WI or area skilled nursing facilities.

Paid-on-Call (Part-time) Staff

The paid-on-call component consists of approximately 21 firefighters including five Lieutenants. Part-time personnel respond to the station if the fire is within the city limits. For calls outside the city limits, members respond to the fire station and respond to the scene with the apparatus. All members are certified Entry Firefighter or Firefighter I. Some members maintain various levels of EMT certifications. Primary responsibilities include: fire suppression, search and rescue, extrication, and salvage and overhaul.  The department also maintains numerous part-time EMT-Basics, Advanced EMTs and Paramedics, primarily for operating with inter-facility transports. Our current roster of POC Firefighters are, Lieutenants Erick Waugus, Tom McMenamin, and Gary Peck. Firefighters George Stegner, Andrew Stegner, Nick Smith, Kyle Nehr, Brad Modaff, Joe Robinson, Dave Schoenberger, Matt Bartol, Cody DeVries, Anthony Kuenzi, Brennan Buschke, Jim Yaroch,  Sophie Willihnganz, and Jim Perkins.

Full-Time (Career) Staff

The full-time component consists of 21 people including the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and an administrative assistant (currently we have two vacant positions). Three Captains serve as shift commanders followed by three Lieutenants. The typical shift includes a total of six personnel working a 24-hour shift followed by 48-hours off-duty time. All full-time personnel are certified EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Advanced providers, Firefighter I or II, and Pump Operator I or II. Primary responsibilities include: apparatus operation, fire suppression, EMS response, fire inspection, petroleum tank inspection, fire pre-planning, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other station duties. Full-time personnel are represented by the International Association of Firefighters(Local 3432).

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