Fire Department


The Town of Calumet Fire Department provides Fire and First Responder protection to Northeastern Fond du Lac and Southwestern Calumet Counties. This rural service is comprised of Active Duty Firefighters and First Responders, as well as Retired Members. The combination of membership facilitates an organized effort to ensure that the department is run smoothly.

These dedicated members provide coverage to 4,000 citizens within a 58 square mile rural area along the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The department’s primary coverage territory includes 18 miles of shoreline along Lake Winnebago and is comprised of small residential communities with agricultural and industrial businesses as the predominant service lines in the area.

Coverage territory encompasses the entire Town of Calumet, as well as portions of the Towns of Taycheedah and Brothertown.



First Responders


The Town of Calumet First Responders are dedicated volunteers who reside within the Towns of Calumet, Brothertown and Taycheedah. Each member has a “jump kit” containing supplies, protective equipment and oxygen. Additionally each member has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), pager and hand-held radio.

When dispatched, the First Responders respond in private vehicles in order to help someone in need as quickly as possible. Care and treatment is initiated while an ambulance is en route. The First Responders then work closely with the ambulance personnel and transfer care of the patient to them.

Initial training for an EMR consists of completing a technical college course with refresher requirements every 2 years. Monthly training and meetings are also held within the department in order to stay current with skills and procedures.

The Emergency Medical First Responder (EMR) Scope of Practice is located at the following address. It describes the skills and medications that are taught to and utilized by First Responders in the State of Wisconsin.



Dive Team – Calumet County Dive Team


The Town of Calumet Fire Department has several members who participate with the Calumet County Dive Team.

The Calumet County Dive Team is comprised of 11 Certified Public Safety Divers with 9 more completing their certifications in the near future. All active divers have completed PADI’s Open Water and Advanced Open Water Certifications in addition to Public Safety Diver Training throuh ERDI.

In addition to the diver component to the program, there is a non-diver membership which includes representation from each of the fire departments that service territories within Calumet County. The Calumet County Dive Team Board of Directors consists of 2 members from each of the departments servicing Calumet County.

Equipment for the Dive Team is currently being housed at the Town of Calumet, Stockbridge and the Town of Harrison’s Fire Departments. As more equipment is procured, it will be stored at other participating departments.

Equipment includes:

  • DUI (Diving Unlimited International, INC.) dry suits
  • Full face masks with communications
  • Sherwood Regulators
  • Sherwood BCDs (Buoyancy Compensator Device)
  • Personal weights, fins and mask