Village of Hartland Fire Department
210 Cottonwood Avenue,
Hartland, WI 53029
The Hartland Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1893 and was funded through monies collected by fire contracts, dances, and annual picnics. In 1958 the Village of Hartland took over the Fire Department as the governing body and the monies needed to run the fire department now come through the Village budget process. When the ambulance service (EMS) service was added to the fire department in November of 1978, both the firefighters and EMT’S became paid-on call members for responding to fire and rescue calls. Hartland fire is an ALS (Advanced Life Support) ambulance service.
At the present time, the department has 60 members, of whom 30 are EMT’S. We have two full time firefighter/emt’s that work during the weekday hours. All other times (nights & weekends) are taken care of by paid-on call members. The chain of command is as follows, One Chief, one Asst. Chief, two fire/ems Captains, two fire Lieutenants, four ems Lieutenants, two Safety Officers and Fire Inspectors. The EMS Officers are responsible during the week and weekends to be in charge of the ambulance duty crews. The Fire Inspectors check for violations in schools, apartments, commercial and industrial buildings, and businesses in the Village and contracted areas.
The fire department is responsible for fire and ems protection for the Village of Hartland and is contracted to service a part of the Town of Merton.
The fire department works very close with the surrounding communities (both in emergencies and training) with automatic mutual aid which also helps keep our fire insurance rate down. This is a big factor when any type of a large emergency situation happens; we know that we will be receiving additional help. Like all the departments in the Lake Country area, daytime help is short and we all have to work together as a team to give the best service for that emergency.
M-F: 6AM to 6PM office located at 150 Lawn Street, Hartland, WI 53029