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124 W. Milwaukee Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
The Fort Atkinson Fire Department Rescue Squad is comprised of twenty-one (21) personnel. Our rescue squad division is very unique as all rescue members before being promoted must have served and continue to serve as firefighters for a minimum of three (3) years before becoming eligible for promotion to the Rescue Squad. Our current membership is made up of some the most dedicated people that you can imagine, and all ready to seek a challenge. Although the Fort Atkinson Fire Department Rescue Squad is licensed with the State of Wisconsin at the "Emergency Medical Responder" level, we have a very diverse group of personnel who are medically trained at all levels. We have staff at the Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) level, E.M.T.-IV level, Paramedic level, and we may have our first employee who will be trained at a registered nurse level by late 2015.
Many of our staff continually utilize their skill levels at their everyday work place. We have staff that come from St. Mary’s Hospital (Janesville) -Emergency Room department, Janesville Fire Department – Firefighter/EMT, and many other staff that work for various EMS ambulance services, not to mention the hours of refresher classes to keep their skills on the ready. Out of our total three hundred and seventy eight (378) total runs, the Fort Atkinson Fire Department Rescue Squad responded to one hundred and twenty four (124) of those calls. These calls range from automobile accidents, water rescue incidents, grain bin incidents, and medical incidents and any other medical incidents when our private ambulance service is unavailable.
In 2014 the Fort Atkinson Fire Department and Rescue Squad received a gracious $17,903.96 donation from a contributor that wishes to remain anonymous. The funds donated allowed us to replace an older all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with a new 2014 Polaris 4x4 ATV. This unit was further outfitted with tracks that allow the vehicle to be used for ice rescues on Lake Koshkonong during the winter months, as well as wildland fires that occur during the summer months. We are grateful for these types of donations and for the continued support from our citizens and community business leaders.