McFarland Fire and Rescue

McFarland Fire and Rescue A page to bring department updates and information to the citizens of McFarland, WI regarding the status of their Fire & Rescue Department. In 2014 the Fire & EMS Departments for the Village of McFarland joined forces to become McFarland Fire & Rescue.

The Fire Department was originally established in 1908, and EMS Department in 1977. The McFarland Fire & Rescue Department provides fire protection, and EMS service at the Advanced EMT Level (IV-Tech) to a 28 square mile fire district made up of the Village of McFarland and portions of the Town of Dunn, and the Town of Pleasant Springs. In addition to the urban business, industrial, and residential portions of the Village of McFarland, Town of Dunn, and Town of Pleasant Springs, we also provide water and ice rescue coverage to portions of Lake Kegonsa, Lake Waubesa, and the Yahara River. We also maintain Mutual Aid agreements with surrounding area departments for larger incidents, EMS assistance, and Paramedic Intercepts. The goal of the Department is to protect the life and property of the fire/ems district residents and guests; and to educate them in ways they can protect themselves and their property through fire awareness and other safety campaigns. The department is made up of approximately 65 Paid-on-call members, and seven full-time staff which includes four Advanced level EMTs, and Administrative Captain, a Fire Inspector/Public Education Specialist, and Fire Chief. All Members of the Department are dedicated to providing the best service and care to those in our response area.

Mission: Continue striving to provide the best fire protection, EMS care, education, prevention, and rescue services possible by maintaining a well-trained staff equipped with the safest obtainable personal protective equipment, and the best tools and apparatus to perform the required duties quickly, safely, and efficiently.

Operating as usual

From all of us at McFarland Fire and Rescue, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  To those serving our community today, ...
11/26/2020

From all of us at McFarland Fire and Rescue, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. To those serving our community today, we thank you.

Thank you to all Veterans, not just today, but every day. We especially thank and honor those Veterans representing the ...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all Veterans, not just today, but every day. We especially thank and honor those Veterans representing the McFarland Fire and Rescue. Thank you

Last night, we celebrated the hard work of Jeff Dostalek and Shawn Shiveler as they were being promoted to Lieutenant.  ...
11/03/2020

Last night, we celebrated the hard work of Jeff Dostalek and Shawn Shiveler as they were being promoted to Lieutenant. Lt. Jeff Dostalek and Lt. Shawn Shiveler had their families help them make the next step in our Department Family with a small virtual pinning ceremony. We are proud to have two members willing to bring their knowledge and abilities forward to help lead our department. Congratulations gentlemen!

It's time to fall back in time today! Don't forget to set those clocks one hour back.  While changing the clocks now is ...
11/01/2020
Changing Batteries on Smoke Alarms - YouTube

It's time to fall back in time today! Don't forget to set those clocks one hour back. While changing the clocks now is a great time to change those batteries in the smoke detectors. Here’s Captain Reiter explaining more about changing batteries.

With Daylight Saving Time just around the corner, Captain James Reiter from the McFarland Fire Dept. is here to help you properly change the batteries within di...

Happy Halloween!  If you choose to head out tonight for some spooky adventures here are some safety tips to follow.
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! If you choose to head out tonight for some spooky adventures here are some safety tips to follow.

Looking to binge watch some movies on Halloween?  Checkout Village of McFarland cable channel!
10/30/2020

Looking to binge watch some movies on Halloween? Checkout Village of McFarland cable channel!

Looking for a safe, yet spooky way to celebrate Halloween this year? Tune in to this great line up of movies brought to you by McFarland Cable.

👀 Ways to watch:
🔸Visit www.mcfarlandcablechannel.com and click the "Watch" button in the upper right corner
🔸TDS channel 1009
🔸Spectrum channel 982

Today is National First Responder Day.  Thank you to our First Responders here in McFarland for all you do, not just tod...
10/28/2020

Today is National First Responder Day. Thank you to our First Responders here in McFarland for all you do, not just today. In 2019, the United States Senate passed a resolution designating October 28th as National First Responders Day to honor the men and women putting their lives on the line.

It’s not just a fire truck, an ambulance, a police car, a tow truck on the side of the road. It’s someone’s father, moth...
10/17/2020

It’s not just a fire truck, an ambulance, a police car, a tow truck on the side of the road. It’s someone’s father, mother, son, daughter, spouse, and friend. Help us stay safe and do your part to move over and slow down. #NationalMoveOverDay

Village of McFarland
10/17/2020

Village of McFarland

🎃 A couple of announcements regarding Halloween in McFarland.

1. Regretfully, the McFarland Halloween Parade has been cancelled. We thank the parade committee for expressing their concerns and appreciate their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

2. McFarland Trick-or-Treating is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st from 5-8PM. This decision has been made with Village Officials in conjunction with the Mcfarland Police Department.
**Please note: this year's trick-or-treating will be different than any other year. If choosing to participate, please follow the Halloween Tips provided from Public Health Madison & Dane County at https://publichealthmdc.com/documents/halloween_tips.pdf. There are a lot of creative and alternative ways they offer to safely participate while still working to stop the spread of COVID-19.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane...  Nope it’s one of our members training on climbing our aerial ladder!  Any guesses how high...
10/16/2020

It’s a bird, it’s a plane... Nope it’s one of our members training on climbing our aerial ladder! Any guesses how high the climb is?

While you're enjoying that cup of coffee this morning it's a good time to change those batteries in the smoke detectors!
10/11/2020

While you're enjoying that cup of coffee this morning it's a good time to change those batteries in the smoke detectors!

Did you know that cooking fires is the #1 cause of house fires?  Check below for safety tips and important information r...
10/10/2020

Did you know that cooking fires is the #1 cause of house fires? Check below for safety tips and important information related to cooking.

Thank you Ginger Bread House Preschool and Childcare “Monkey Room” for thinking of us!
10/10/2020

Thank you Ginger Bread House Preschool and Childcare “Monkey Room” for thinking of us!

10/09/2020
Virtual Fire Rescue Open House Gear Donning

Continuing on our virtual tour for Fire Prevention week – Captain Harlan Hettrick and Fire Inspector Mitch Sutter talk about what firefighters need to wear when fighting fire.

10/07/2020
Fire Rescue Department Tour

Fire Prevention Week has always been a great way for our department to see members of our community. However, this year has provided us with some great challenges, so we got a little creative!

Drum roll please! Brought to you by Village of McFarland Comm & Tech and our very own Fire Inspector Mitch Sutter, we present to you 2020 Virtual Fire Prevention Week Open House! Stay tuned for more videos this week!

10/06/2020
"Kitchen for Trouble"

As Fire Prevention Week kicks off our friends at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) created a funny adult video for fire safety. Check it out!

"Kitchen for Trouble" stars cartoon character Dan Doofus. Dan has to learn the hard way how to prevent cooking fires.

Last night October 5, 2020, we were able to celebrate one of our members' accomplishments.  EMT/FF Aaron Reilly complete...
10/06/2020

Last night October 5, 2020, we were able to celebrate one of our members' accomplishments. EMT/FF Aaron Reilly completed probation and was our first member to have a virtual badging ceremony. Congratulations Aaron!

We have some exciting virtual videos in the making for this years Fire Prevention Week!  Stay tuned as fire prevention w...
10/03/2020

We have some exciting virtual videos in the making for this years Fire Prevention Week! Stay tuned as fire prevention week starts on Sunday October 4th! Here are a couple in the making - behind the scenes photographs!

Village of McFarland
09/29/2020

Village of McFarland

Attached is the site location for Mcfarland. SX Blasting, Inc. will be blasting every day for three weeks at the pinned site starting Monday the 28th of September.
If you hear any blasts, please do not be alarmed and do not call 911. Remember: Only call 911 in case of emergencies.

From all of us at McFarland Fire Rescue, have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
07/04/2020

From all of us at McFarland Fire Rescue, have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Photo courtesy of Pam Sam
05/25/2020

Photo courtesy of Pam Sam

This year, Memorial Day is spent a little different than expected.  With that said, it still has the same meaning.  Toda...
05/25/2020

This year, Memorial Day is spent a little different than expected. With that said, it still has the same meaning. Today, we honor and salute those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

05/17/2020

Today we would usually be kicking off EMS Week with our annual pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be back next year!

McFarland Fire and Rescue's cover photo
05/17/2020

McFarland Fire and Rescue's cover photo

McFarland Fire and Rescue's cover photo
05/12/2020

McFarland Fire and Rescue's cover photo

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers today and every day! A special shout out to those mothers working today for our commun...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers today and every day! A special shout out to those mothers working today for our community.

We were saddened today with the passing of Past Fire Chief Richard Reiter.  Chief Reiter joined McFarland Fire in 1955, ...
04/27/2020

We were saddened today with the passing of Past Fire Chief Richard Reiter. Chief Reiter joined McFarland Fire in 1955, and while he was no longer answering calls, he was still contributing to the Department with his wisdom and experience. Chief Reiter has touched many lives, and no one will honestly know the impact he had on the Villages of McFarland and Maple Bluff, Dane County, or the State. He taught too many to count of EMTs and Firefighters that have gone on to teach others. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reiter family during this difficult time. We are grateful for the Reiter family, allowing us to honor Chief Reiter with an escort out of the Village this evening.

Village of McFarland
04/19/2020

Village of McFarland

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers Road Maintenance: Scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. The work is expected to be completed in one day.
They will be posting the roads with notification of "No Parking 7am – 7PM."
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Please contact Public Works with any inquiries: 608-838-7287 | [email protected]

As this week wraps up as National Public Safety Telecommunications week we would like to thank our partners at the Dane ...
04/17/2020

As this week wraps up as National Public Safety Telecommunications week we would like to thank our partners at the Dane County Public Safety Communications (9-1-1) for all their work and dedication!

Since approximately 1981 the second full week in April of each year is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.

This week is set aside to recognize the vital work of the men and women who day after day, and night after night answer the calls and send the help when and where it’s needed.

Here in Dane County we’re so very blessed to have a group of well trained, professional, caring, dedicated individuals who work very hard to provide this service to all of Dane County. In 2019 they answered more than 176,000 9-1-1 calls, and more than 400,000 calls in total.

This year, along with our sisters and brother in law enforcement, fire and EMS, we’re facing new and unique challenges most of us never even thought imaginable. This year, we’re missing the visits from those we usually tell where to go, those who count on us often as their lifeline to safety.

This year, we’re all here working day and night to stay healthy, so we can continue to answer the calls and send the help when and where it’s needed.

04/15/2020

We would like to thank the community members for sending lunch from the McFarland House Cafe today. We are hoping someday soon we will be able to open our doors again and show off the trucks!

From all of us at McFarland Fire and Rescue, Happy Easter!
04/12/2020

From all of us at McFarland Fire and Rescue, Happy Easter!

Village of McFarland
04/10/2020

Village of McFarland

Due to COVID-19, we will be having a special visitor being escorted throughout McFarland tomorrow. Make sure to read the flyer and view the orange path on the map for details! 🐰

*The parade will start and end at the orange pin, located at the Public Works Facility.

U.S. Fire Administration
04/08/2020

U.S. Fire Administration

Running out of activities for kids?
Download our free activity book, Let’s Have Fun with Fire Safety and teach children important fire safety messages while they color and solve puzzles.

https://bit.ly/2XjhVXM

03/26/2020

Tonight we joined many Fire Departments across Wisconsin and the United States with a show of solidarity for our communities we serve. Our bay doors were finally open and our lights were on all our trucks. This is just a small sign of strength and hope for all who work daily in Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement.

This is to give a little strength for those working around the clock to provide medical care. To those who strive to find the right medicine to help. For the ones in the food/grocery industry to feed us. And finally to those traveling many miles on the road 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. Maybe just maybe we’ve created a little smile on some faces and peace of mind. #saferathome #lightemup #mcfarlandstrong

03/24/2020
Mcfarland Police Department

Mcfarland Police Department

Good afternoon everyone. As of today's date, until further notice the Village will suspend its alternate side parking and general winter parking regulations for the remainder of the spring. Should a major winter storm affect our area in the near future, we would ask that you look to our page or the Village's website for any instruction or information that would indicate otherwise.

Thanks,
Craig J. Sherven
Chief of Police

Address

5915 Milwaukee St
McFarland, WI
53558

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(608) 838-3278

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