Fire Suppression

The Fire/Rescue Branch of the Department handles the traditional fire suppression and rescue needs of the community.  The division is charged with providing fire suppression, vehicle rescue, and hazards mitigation.  Personnel are trained to extinguish fires and perform various types of technical rescue.  The Branch operates from two fire stations and operates 3 Engines, 1 Ladder and 1 Forestry Unit. The Fire/Rescue Branch also supplements the EMS Division with response to all secondary EMS calls and cardiac arrests.

Water Extrication Team

The Water Extrication Team (WET) consists of 20 members who provide surface water rescues of an emergency nature. The WETeam also serves as a high angle rescue response team. Currently the WETeam is stationed in the Town Center Fire Station where its equipment is stored in a state of readiness inside the WETeam Command Van. Other equipment consists of an 8 and 10 foot inflatable and their 18′ Naiad RHI rescue boat. The WETeam typically trains on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month to maintain their high level of specialized rescue skills.