Fire Department

Marinette Fire Department Recreational Fire Permits

Until further notice, if you are interested in obtaining a burn permit through Marinette Fire Department, please mail a check in the amount of $10.00 payable to Marinette Fire Department.  Please include your email address to receive a copy of the permit.  If you do not have an email, please send a postage paid self-addressed envelope along with the $10.00 check.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. 

If you are not the homeowner, you will also need a letter signed by your landlord stating they allow you to have a recreational fire pit at the residence.  The letter must also include renter’s name, property address, and landlord’s signature. 

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact MFD at 715.732.5170.

Thank you


"We will provide the highest level of fire and emergency services through education, training, prevention, response and professionalism."

City of Marinette Fire Department

The Marinette Fire Department is located in the northeastern most portion of Wisconsin in Marinette County. It is bordered to the north by the Menominee River and to the east by the Bay of Green Bay. The nearest community to Marinette is Menominee, MI directly north of the city and across the Menominee River. Because of the size and location, the Marinette-Menominee metropolitan area serves as a commercial and industrial center for a large area of northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


The Marinette Fire Department is a full-time career fire department. Our department proudly provides fire, emergency medical services, special/technical operations to over 11,000 residents in a seven mile radius. The Marinette Fire Department has an automatic aid agreement with the Menominee Fire Department as well as mutual aid agreements with area departments in Marinette and Menominee Counties. We also work with several area public safety agencies. 


The Marinette Fire Department offers several public education programs.

S.A.F.E. Home Program

The S.A.F.E. Program (Smoke Alarm For Every Home) focuses on providing parents of newborns with a working smoke alarm for their babies room. A decorative smoke detector is provided free of charge to the parents of babies born at Bay Area Medical Center who are residents of the City of Marinette.

Smoke Detector Program

Our department offers smoke detectors to elderly, disabled and low income families. This program is made available through donations from the Marinette Lions Club as well as donations to our departments public fire education fund.

Public Fire Education

During the month of October, Fire Prevention Education classes are held at all elementary schools, 4K through Fourth grade, in the City of Marinette. The students are taught "Stop, Drop and Roll", the importance of smoke detectors, the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery", and the E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home) Program.

Project Child Safety

The Project Child Safety Program offers child safety seat installation in vehicles for the public. If you need a child safety seat installed in your vehicle or would like to have your child safety seat inspected for proper installation please contact Firefighter Geoff Peterson and Steve Kunick at 715-732-5178.

Second Grade Poster Contest

The Marinette Fire Department offers all second grade students in the City of Marinette an opportunity to participate in a yearly poster contest in October. Children are asked to draw a fire prevention poster. First place winner from each school receives a ride to school in the fire engine and a $25 gift card from Wal-mart. The 2nd place winner receives a $25 gift card from Wal-mart.

Third Grade Smoke Detector Contract

This program is for all Third Graders in the City of Marinette. The Marinette Fire Department hands out smoke detector contracts for children to take home and, with their parents, replace all of the batteries and make sure all smoke detectors in the home are working properly. We then hold a drawing for one boy and one girl, they each are winners of a New Bike and Helmet donated from our local Walmart.

Adult Fire Education Program

The Marinette Fire Department offers adult fire education classes. This program focuses on fire safety in the home.

Extinguisher Training

The Marinette Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training upon request to area businesses and clubs.

Get Out & Stay Alive Program

This program is offered to high school seniors on student housing fire survival. The Get Out and Stay alive is a program designed to help save your life in case you find yourself in a fire situation. The program focuses on three main topics: Getting Out, Prevention and Protection.

Station Tours

The Marinette Fire Department offers tours of the fire station to groups and organizations. Please call in advance if you would like to make an appointment to tour our facility.

Public Fire Education Talks and Demonstrations

Our department also offers fire education talks and demonstrations to children and adults.