Village of Howard Fire Department

Village of Howard Fire Department Founded in 1945, the fire department is lead by Fire Chief Ed Janke & Asst. Chief Ann Watzka with an authorized strength of 50 firefighters.
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Value Statement Customer satisfaction is our top priority, we will provide the best possible service to our community through Professionalism, Performance and Discipline. As Professional Firefighters, we expect the highest ethical and moral behaviors that are consistent with the principles and standards that guide the department. To our Firefighters, Performance is of the utmost importance. Through Performance, we strive to be an exemplary organization based on integrity, teamwork and caring. Our Disciplined Firefighters are our most valuable assets. We must take care of each other physically and mentally. We are a family and our issues are a priority.

Mission: The Village of Howard Fire Department is dedicated to consistently provide superior emergency, safety and educational services for our customers. The department will constantly strive to gain and hold their respect and loyalty.

Low humidity and steady winds continue to create near-perfect fire danger conditions in the area. Winds are expected to ...
05/07/2020

Low humidity and steady winds continue to create near-perfect fire danger conditions in the area. Winds are expected to increase to 15 MPH today with gusts of 20-25 MPH. These near-critical fire weather conditions have us in the DNR's very high category for fire danger.

Strong NE winds are causing minor flooding in low-lying areas of the Village. Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Cab...
04/29/2020

Strong NE winds are causing minor flooding in low-lying areas of the Village. Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Cabela's again for providing a flat bottom boat for us to use in these situations.

As a reminder, do not drive through water that covers roadways and refrain from sightseeing in these areas as water levels can rise quickly and without notice.

Despite recent rain, steady winds and dropping humidity is making for dangerously dry conditions. There are no burn perm...
04/21/2020

Despite recent rain, steady winds and dropping humidity is making for dangerously dry conditions. There are no burn permits being issued at this time and we strongly encourage residents to refrain from igniting recreational fires until the area vegetation greens up.

As a reminder, leaf and yard debris burning and the utilization of burn barrels is prohibited in the Village of Howard

You can monitor Wisconsin's current fire danger at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestFire/restrictions.html

With a 4th case of COVID-19 being announced in Brown County, it's evident we need to remain vigilant in our Safer at Hom...
03/26/2020
211 Wisconsin

With a 4th case of COVID-19 being announced in Brown County, it's evident we need to remain vigilant in our Safer at Home practices. If you have questions related to COVID-19 and are looking for answers or you need other information surrounding the pandemic, the State of WI has created an informational page located at https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/coronavirus

VisionLink COS2

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo
03/26/2020

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo

The doors are down, all is quiet, but we do stand ready.  On Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, Howard Fire Rescue along w...
03/26/2020

The doors are down, all is quiet, but we do stand ready. On Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, Howard Fire Rescue along with other fire departments in the state, opened their doors and activated the emergency lights of their trucks as a sign of strength and hope for all. Hope for all who work daily in EMS, Fire, and Law enforcement to be ready, strength for those working around the clock to provide care, those who strive to find the right medicine to help, those in the food/grocery industry to feed us and those trucking daily to keep us going.

You can do your part at home, too! Turn your porch light on... Let us all know you’re fine and have hope. We ask all with red, blue, white or your department colors...Light ‘em up and turn them on. Maybe just maybe, we’ll create five minutes of smiles and peace. 🚨🚨🚨

Our heartfelt thanks to Servpro of Brown County for their fan donation. This donation will help with our cancer preventi...
03/18/2020

Our heartfelt thanks to Servpro of Brown County for their fan donation. This donation will help with our cancer prevention program by allowing us to dry our turn gear quicker after decontamination washing. The fan will also assist in drying our ice and water rescue suits.

Our Marketing and Sales Manager, Jim Knopf, stopped by the Village of Howard Fire Department to drop off one of our air movers as a donation from Servpro of Brown County.

The firehouse will use this piece of equipment to dry out their gear after each job.

Our team typically uses these types of industrial air movers when mitigation services are needed due to water damage or restoring flood or disaster damage.

Village of Howard
03/16/2020

Village of Howard

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and recommendations from state and federal agencies, please note the following changes to Village of Howard operations:
* All recreation classes have been canceled, including Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Rhythm and Me, and Ballroom Dance.
* All senior programs (Bingo, Cards, Line Dancing, etc.) have been suspended until further notice.
* Tonight's Plan Commission meeting and the three scheduled public hearings WILL take place at Village Hall. Any changes to future meetings will be announced separately.
* Village Hall is open; however, we encourage all residents to use our online services and outside drop box as much as possible. Water bills can be paid online, by mail, or in the outdoor drop box. Dog license applications, copies of rabies paperwork, and payments should be mailed or placed in the outdoor drop box.
* The prescription drug collection service has been postponed. We cannot accept any medications until further notice. Do NOT leave prescription medications in the outdoor drop box.
* For election services, please visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ . You can register to vote and request an absentee ballot directly on that website. Any changes to the scheduled April 7 Primary Election will be decided directly by the state.
** We encourage everyone to limit their social contact as much as possible. Follow the recommendations, wash your hands, and take care of each other! **

Longer days, warmer temperatures, and a little snow melt; Spring must be close at hand! and that means daylight savings ...
03/06/2020

Longer days, warmer temperatures, and a little snow melt; Spring must be close at hand! and that means daylight savings time, which is this weekend, Sunday March 8th.

Howard Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone that Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and to check the manufacturers date to determine if the detector needs to be replaced. (10 years on smoke alarms, 5-7 years on CO detectors).

For more information on other Spring preparations in WI be sure to follow ReadyWisconsin

Even with the coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US being the prevailing news topic, the concern over PFAS polluti...
03/04/2020

Even with the coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US being the prevailing news topic, the concern over PFAS pollution caused by some forms of firefighting foam has made its way back to the front of the local news. To answer recent questions and to keep our community informed, the firefighting foam used by Howard Fire Rescue does not contain PFAS. Howard Fire Rescue has been using environmentally friendly firefighting foam from Solberg, a division of Perimeter Solutions, since 2012. You can read more about this partnership here.
https://www.villageofhoward.com/DocumentCenter/View/6708/HFD-PFAS-statement

With COVID-19 being the main topic in the news and in many conversations happening at home and the workplace, here are s...
03/03/2020

With COVID-19 being the main topic in the news and in many conversations happening at home and the workplace, here are some tips to stay healthy from the Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

Share Facts, Not Fear. Each day Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division will share a fact about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors. For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease 2019 situation summary page.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

Spring seems to be making an appearance. If you live in an area that has been prone to high water events and flooding, k...
03/02/2020

Spring seems to be making an appearance. If you live in an area that has been prone to high water events and flooding, keep an eye out the next couple of weeks as the temperatures rise and rain enters the forecast.

With temperatures rising and possible rain in the forecast for the next week or two, we want to remind everyone to prepare for any potential flooding we may be facing. Remember to check out our Flood Webpage to see where you live in relation to the floodplain. Please follow these tips if you or someone you know may experience flooding.

FLOODINGinBC.com

#BePreparedBrownCounty

The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to warm up, spring is near which means...
02/22/2020

The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to warm up, spring is near which means questionable ice conditions on area waterways.

It's also a great day to get some ice rescue training in! Howard Fire Rescue staff spent the morning going through 1 and 2 rescuer scenarios for their ice rescue refresher.

Hopefully we won't need to use these skills. Enjoy the early taste of spring and be safe if you venture out onto the ice!

02/19/2020
ReadyWisconsin

As the days get longer and we make our way towards spring, flooding and upcoming summer severe weather concerns become more relevant. If you are looking for additional ways to stay informed regarding these topics and more, please like and follow ReadyWisconsin - we do!

Creating a Culture of Preparedness in Wisconsin by asking individuals and families to * Get an emergency kit* Make an emergency plan* Be informed about emergencies

Public Safety Night for the Village of Howard citizens academy. Thank you to all the attendees for your interaction, que...
01/31/2020

Public Safety Night for the Village of Howard citizens academy. Thank you to all the attendees for your interaction, questions and participation with the evenings events!

The second week of the Citizens Academy featured the Howard Public Safety Department, which includes the Village of Howard Fire Department, the Howard Police Department, EMS services, and Animal Control. Public Safety Director Ed Janke explained the services a community of our size is statutorily required to provide and the per capita cost of each for Howard taxpayers (Hint: It's much lower than almost all of the other Brown County municipalities). Our academy participants then toured the fire station and took part in Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed training. We encourage everyone to learn these valuable skills, and the fire department soon will be offering free public training sessions. We'll share more information about those when we have it!

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Cabela's for their support in our efforts to provide the best possible service to...
01/30/2020

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Cabela's for their support in our efforts to provide the best possible service to the residents of our community.

Cabela's has provided us with a flat bottom boat, oars and life jackets to utilize this spring in the event that portions of our community flood and we need to assist people that need to leave their homes during the high water event.

Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated!

The staff at Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Servpro of Brown County for professionally cleaning the carpets in o...
01/24/2020

The staff at Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Servpro of Brown County for professionally cleaning the carpets in our station yesterday.

Your hard working technicians were thorough, professional and very accommodating when it came to working around us and in the station as we conducted our day to day business.

THANK YOU!

SERVPRO of Brown County loves supporting our community and first responders.

We were more than happy to professionally clean the Village of Howard Fire Department carpets as a courtesy for all that they do in the Village of Howard and the surrounding areas.

12/27/2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Wisconsin...east central
Wisconsin and northeast Wisconsin, including the following areas, in central Wisconsin, Marathon, Portage, Waushara and Wood. In east central Wisconsin, Calumet, Manitowoc and Winnebago. In northeast Wisconsin, Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Menominee, Northern Marinette County, Northern Oconto County, Outagamie, Shawano, Southern Marinette County, Southern Oconto County and Waupaca.

* From Saturday evening through late Sunday night

* Many rivers and streams are already near their banks, and the expected heavy rain and melting snow may cause some of them to rise above flood stage.

* Some rivers that are most likely to flood include the Wolf,
Oconto, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Peshtigo and East. Urban flooding on the east side of the city of Green Bay is also possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division
11/27/2019

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

On Tuesday, November 19th, at the Brown County Board of Health meeting, Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division recognized Village of Howard Fire Department and Village of Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department for their support and commitment
to Child Passenger Safety in Brown County. BCPH was able to hold car seat appointments at their fire departments from August 2015-September 2019. Public Health is thankful for these partnerships! Brown County Government #ChildPassengerSafety #SafeKidsWI #CPST

The Howard Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a black Friday through Cyber Monday sale on all RED t-shirts in thei...
11/25/2019
Duck Creek Fire Store

The Howard Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a black Friday through Cyber Monday sale on all RED t-shirts in their online store; this will be Friday November 29th through Monday December 2nd. 30% off RED t-shirts at checkout.

Also for your Christmas shopping consideration, new items will be arriving and going up for sale on the online store in the next few weeks. Sweat Pants - 12/6, Water bottles 12/9 and a new t-shirt design on 12/10.

You can reach the auxiliary's online store by clicking on our shop now button or by following this link: https://duck-creek-fire-store.myshopify.com/

Duck Creek Fire Store

At the Brown County Board of Health meeting held on Tuesday the 19th, Howard Fire was recognized and thanked for their a...
11/21/2019

At the Brown County Board of Health meeting held on Tuesday the 19th, Howard Fire was recognized and thanked for their assistance with car seat installations for Brown County Families. While we do not have certified child car seat installers at this time, we were able to provide storage space for car seats and a place for Brown County Health workers to install seats while they were waiting on facility to be completed.

We would like to thank the Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division for reaching out to us to partner with them in meeting one of their mission goals and we look forward to having some of our staff certified as car seat installers in 2020 to better serve our community.

11/13/2019

Duck Creek Fire Department t-shirts have been for sale for several years at Village Hall and select businesses within the community. As the Howard Fire Auxiliary looks to become more active in the community along with supporting the firefighters, they are looking to raise more funds with which to make a bigger difference for our community.

To help reach more people in and around the community they have opened an online store with the t-shirts and a couple other items for sale with more on the way. If you are looking to pick up some quick Christmas gifts while supporting our Auxiliary, please click on the shop now button on our page or go to https://duck-creek-fire-store.myshopify.com/

Thank you!

It's that time of the year again, Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Take the time to test your smoke and CO detec...
11/01/2019

It's that time of the year again, Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Take the time to test your smoke and CO detectors and replace them or the batteries if needed.

Trick or Treat Patrol last night was a bit chilly but we had a great time handing out candy and glow stick necklaces to ...
11/01/2019

Trick or Treat Patrol last night was a bit chilly but we had a great time handing out candy and glow stick necklaces to the children in the community.

To those of you who braved the cold winds last night and took the time to visit with us, THANK YOU, we greatly appreciate the times we get to interact with the community we serve.

Here are some photos taken during the trick or treat hours by Lori Moes.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!Trick or Treating in the Village of Howard runs today from 4 PM to 7 PM, Howard Fire Rescue staff will b...
10/31/2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Trick or Treating in the Village of Howard runs today from 4 PM to 7 PM, Howard Fire Rescue staff will be out in the community making sure neighborhoods are safe and handing out candy. We hope you take the time to visit with us if we are in your neighborhood.

On behalf of the department staff, have a safe Halloween and stay warm. Here are some Halloween safety tips from the National Safety Council

Denmark State Bank has graciously opened a matching fundraiser for Howard Fire Rescue to purchase new Thermal Imaging Ca...
10/21/2019

Denmark State Bank has graciously opened a matching fundraiser for Howard Fire Rescue to purchase new Thermal Imaging Cameras for our firefighters. This will be at their new location, 2603 Glendale Ave from October 24th – October 26th. Our firefighters and apparatus will be at this location for the open house on Oct. 26th from 10:00 am. – 1:00 pm. Please stop out to visit us and enjoy the many activities going on at the new location for Denmark State Bank in Howard.

Yesterday was day 3 of Fire Prevention Week for the staff at Howard Fire Rescue. We went to Forest Glen Elementary to ta...
10/10/2019

Yesterday was day 3 of Fire Prevention Week for the staff at Howard Fire Rescue. We went to Forest Glen Elementary to talk about fire safety, stop drop and roll, answer some questions and show the kids the fire truck.

Once the fun was done we stayed and observed their monthly fire drill which was fantastic with over 500 students and their teachers all making it out of the school in 55 seconds! Outstanding job Forest Glen!

Here are some photos from yesterday morning

Fire Prevention Week Day 2 brought us students from Howard Elementary School who walked here on this beautiful fall morn...
10/08/2019

Fire Prevention Week Day 2 brought us students from Howard Elementary School who walked here on this beautiful fall morning to start their day with fire trucks and fire safety. Here are some photos from their time with us.

As fire prevention week moves along, let us not forget this day in history.Many think of the Great Chicago Fire that occ...
10/08/2019
U.S. Data Repository, The great Peshtigo fire - USGenNet Inc.

As fire prevention week moves along, let us not forget this day in history.

Many think of the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in October 1871 as the most devastating fire to hit the United States when in reality the deadliest fire in US history was the Peshtigo Fire which, as coincidence would have it, happened during the same period as the Chicago Fire.

The Peshtigo Fire grew to such a large fire storm that it actually jumped the Bay of Green Bay and ignited fires on the Door peninsula. When all was said and done the Great Pesh*tgo Fire burned over 1.25 Million acres of land and killed approximately 1,182 people.

You can read more about the Pesh*tgo fire following the link below or just google Peshtigo Fire.

http://www.us-data.org/wi/disaster/fire/peshtigo-1871.html

The great Peshtigo fire brought to you by the volunteers at the US Data Repository

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Thank you so much for making a special appearance for Jaedyns 5th birthday!!
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day and stopping by. Thank you for all that you for the community 🚒
Thank you to the Village of Howard Fire Dept for visiting our neighborhood party last month! We greatly appreciated your education, time and kindness 😊 - Spring Green Heights Neighborhood