The Marinette Fire Department strives to plan for and maintain a constant state of readiness to provide the people of our community with a system of reliable emergency services and to protect their lives and property, through ability, integrity, and commitment.
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 and emergency medical services to over 11,000 residents in a seven mile radius. Also, the Marinette Fire Department has a mutual response agreement with the Menominee Fire Department as well as automatic aid agreements with area departments in Marinette County.
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.
Lion's Club Smoke Detector Program
The Marinette Lions Club, along with the Marinette Fire Department, provides free smoke detectors to low-income Marinette homeowners.
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 Jay Heckel and Steve Kunick at 715-732-5178.
First Grade Poster Contest
The Marinette Fire Department offers all first 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 $50 gift card from Wal-mart. The 2nd and 3rd place winners receive a $25 gift card from Wal-mart.
Second Grade Smoke Detector Contract
This program is for all Second 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.
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.
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.