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. Value Statement Customer satisfaction is our top priority, we will provide the best possible service to our community through Professionalism, Performance and Discipline.
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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.

Operating as usual

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10/21/2020

For more in-depth descriptions of utility scams and ways to prevent them, follow the link to the Wisconsin Public Service website. #StopScams

We’re partnering with law enforcement agencies 👮‍♂️ to shut down the scammers. Stay alert and help others by sharing these warning signs.

WPS will NEVER:

🚨 Demand payment by prepaid debit card
🚨 Threaten or try to scare you
🚨 Disconnect you on short notice

When in doubt, hang up. It’s not rude, it’s safe. https://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/partners/media/scam #StopScams

Many of the normal fundraising events held throughout the year have gone virtual in 2020 for obvious reasons and to foll...
09/23/2020

Many of the normal fundraising events held throughout the year have gone virtual in 2020 for obvious reasons and to follow suit, so has the annual MDA Fill the Boot campaign. Since 1954, fire departments across the nation have participated in this tradition, raising much-needed funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Howard Fire Rescue is joining the virtual drive to continue our efforts in supporting the MDA community. You can help raise funds through Howard Fire Rescue by following this link to our virtual Fill the Boot page and donate today.

https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/team/HowardFireFTB

#FilltheBoot
#MDA

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo
09/14/2020

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo

Village of Howard Fire Department
09/14/2020

Village of Howard Fire Department

Village of Howard Fire Department
09/11/2020

Village of Howard Fire Department

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo
09/11/2020

Village of Howard Fire Department's cover photo

In an effort to provide the highest level of safety for our community, Howard Fire Rescue and the Howard-Suamico School ...
08/12/2020

In an effort to provide the highest level of safety for our community, Howard Fire Rescue and the Howard-Suamico School District partnered together to obtain Stop the Bleed kits through grant money from Northeast WI Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NEWRTAC).

You can read the story here, on the Howard Suamico School Districts web page: https://www.hssdschools.org/district/news#

Howard Fire Rescue and the Howard Fire Auxiliary would like to thank Woodmans for the donation of water to be sold at th...
08/10/2020

Howard Fire Rescue and the Howard Fire Auxiliary would like to thank Woodmans for the donation of water to be sold at the Rock the Commons event. Proceeds from the sale of this water will benefit the Auxilary and Fire Department

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Pilotfish for their donation of 40 sportsman bandanas/face shields for our staff,...
07/31/2020

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Pilotfish for their donation of 40 sportsman bandanas/face shields for our staff, they will be well utilized!

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Barlament Erection Crane Rentals for lifting the last container and placing it at...
07/17/2020

Howard Fire Rescue would like to thank Barlament Erection Crane Rentals for lifting the last container and placing it at the top of our newly created training tower.

More photos to come as we work on finishing the build and start using the training facility to maintain the skills of our firefighters.

On July 16, Barlament Erection assisted us with lifting the last of our six containers, placing it on the top of the stack we built, completing the creation of our new training tower at Howard Fire Station 2.

In the coming months, we will be finishing the interior by installing half walls and staircases to mimic the conditions we will find inside buildings and creating doors and windows on the exterior for department members to practice ladder placement and working off of ladders to gain access to buildings.

On July 16, Barlament Erection assisted us with lifting the last of our six containers, placing it on the top of the sta...
07/17/2020

On July 16, Barlament Erection assisted us with lifting the last of our six containers, placing it on the top of the stack we built, completing the creation of our new training tower at Howard Fire Station 2.

In the coming months, we will be finishing the interior by installing half walls and staircases to mimic the conditions we will find inside buildings and creating doors and windows on the exterior for department members to practice ladder placement and working off of ladders to gain access to buildings.

On July 16, Barlament Erection assisted us with lifting the last of our six containers, placing it on the top of the stack we built, completing the creation of our new training tower at Howard Fire Station 2.

In the coming months, we will be finishing the interior by installing half walls and staircases to mimic the conditions we will find inside buildings and creating doors and windows on the exterior for department members to practice ladder placement and working off of ladders to gain access to buildings.

It looks like the heat is going to continue through the weekend and for the foreseeable future. Remember to drink lots o...
07/03/2020

It looks like the heat is going to continue through the weekend and for the foreseeable future. Remember to drink lots of water and get out of the sun as often as you can. If you experience any of the signs of heatstroke, call 911 or have someone call for you.

As we inch closer to Independence Day and you are deciding how you are going to celebrate; if it includes fireworks and ...
07/02/2020

As we inch closer to Independence Day and you are deciding how you are going to celebrate; if it includes fireworks and not any of the alternatives, please keep these details in mind and be safe!

Looking for some safe alternatives to fireworks this 4th of July? Here are some suggestions from the National Fire Prote...
07/01/2020

Looking for some safe alternatives to fireworks this 4th of July? Here are some suggestions from the National Fire Protection Association.

With the 4th of July just around the corner and the public fireworks displays being canceled in many communities, it's a...
06/29/2020

With the 4th of July just around the corner and the public fireworks displays being canceled in many communities, it's a good bet people are looking at different ways to celebrate this coming weekend. Howard Fire Rescue would like everyone to be safe when it comes to fireworks and will be posting safety information all week long

Kicking off the week's information is this message from Public Safety Director, Ed Janke:

FIREWORKS
VILLAGE OF HOWARD
PUBLIC SAFETY

Our mission is to ensure the safety of our community and create a minimum standard of safety for the discharge and display of fireworks in the Village of Howard.

Fireworks are used across this state and, indeed the nation, to celebrate special occasions and events year-round. Unfortunately, many people don't understand the classifications of fireworks, the legal use, or more importantly the recommended safety precautions.

Fireworks Regulations & Law Links:
• Regulations of Explosives - Federal Law 27-555
https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx…
• Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
https://www.cpsc.gov/…/Busines…/Business-Guidance/Fireworks/
• WI Statute 167.10 Regulation of Fireworks
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/167/10
• 2012 WI Department of Justice Opinion
https://www.doj.state.wi.us/…/2012-fireworks-advisory-curre…
• Howard Ord Div 5 Fireworks - Prohibited
https://library.municode.com/…/ho…/codes/code_of_ordinances…

CONTACT INFORMATION
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If you have any questions regarding fireworks (enforcement, permits, and/or general information), please contact either person below at any time, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Director of Public Safety
Ed Janke
920-434-4666
[email protected]

Directed Enforcement Officer
Jim Dagneau
920-434-4676
[email protected]

Summer temperatures have finally arrived, let's be safe when using grills around your home!
06/05/2020

Summer temperatures have finally arrived, let's be safe when using grills around your home!

The U.S. Fire Administration reports 1061 civilian home fire fatalities so far in 2020. Thank you to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue for use of the picture.

https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/civilian-fatalities/incident/reportMap

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

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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.

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

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

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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