Fire & Rescue

Welcome to the Town of Lawrence Fire Department and First Responders

Est. 1956

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Mission statement:

The Lawrence Fire Department, through its dedicated members, is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services for our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public education.

 

Department:

The Lawrence Fire department was established in 1956 and was originally located in a small two stall garage in unincorporated Little Rapids. Since then, we have grown into a well-respected and efficient department. In 2009, the Lawrence First Responders were formed. We currently operate out of two stations with 6 apparatus and some of the most modern firefighting equipment. Station 1 is located at 2595 French Road and houses 4 trucks. Station 2 is located at 1780 Crimson Court and houses 2 trucks.

Our services include fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue, public education, and First Responder EMS. We respond to over 100 fire calls and over 200 EMS calls a year while serving the 16.1 square miles of the Town.  The fire department meets a minimum of twice a month with the first responders meeting once a month. Training consists of vehicle extrication, driver and pumper operations, fire suppression, first aid, and CPR- just to name a few.

The demand for fire and rescue responses have grown tremendously in recent years and are continually trending upwards, averaging a call every 2.72 days.

2013: 64 calls

2014: 85 calls

2015: 109 calls

2016: 134 calls

2017: 137 calls

 

We currently have 25 firefighters and 7 first responders with some of our members doing both jobs. These men and women attend hundreds of hours of schooling and training so they can volunteer their time and effort to bring these professional services to our residents.

Of the 25 firefighters, 11 members are CPR-First aid certified, 4 members are first responders, 3 members are EMT- Basic and 1 is a paramedic.

Of the 7 first responders, 3 are first responder licensed, 3 are EMT-Basic and 1 is a paramedic. Paramedic ambulance transport is provided by DePere Fire/Rescue.

In 2016 The Lawrence fire department entered into an auto aid agreement with several neighboring fire departments creating the Fox River Fire District. We assist one another with structure fires by simultaneously being paged to respond to each other’s structure fire calls. Fire Departments included in this auto aid agreement are DePere, Ashwaubenon, Hobart, Ledgeview, and Bellevue.

The Lawrence Fire Department is also a member of MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 112. Through the use of MABAS, box cards are created to efficiently dispatch pre-determined resources for specific type of incidents. These incidents include structure fires, mass casualty incidents, water/ice rescue, brush fires, technical rescues, and hazardous materials incidents.

 

Our calls for service break down into several categories:

16% Fires                                             31% Hazardous condition, includes vehicle accidents (no fire)

20% Good intent calls                        2% Severe weather & natural disaster

3% Service calls                                   16% False alarms & false calls

12% Rescue and emergency medical services

*** We would like to remind our residents and business that in the event you need the Fire Department or an Ambulance, to please call 911. Even though you don’t feel it is an emergency, 911 is the fastest and most efficient way for us to provide services to you. The non-emergency number to call is 920-391-7450. Calling the Town Hall may create a delayed response to something that truly is an emergency. ***

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Kurt Minten, Fire Chief / Public Works Superintendent
Lawrence Fire Station (more)
2595 French Rd
De Pere, WI 54115

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