Fire Department

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Welcome

The Town of Peshtigo operates a volunteer based, paid-per-call fire department consisting of up to 25 firefighters that have proudly served our community for over 57 years.
Established in 1964, the department covers the entire 74 square mile Town of Peshtigo, serving a population of approximately 4,100 residents. The service area includes those rural areas outside the city limits of both Marinette and Peshtigo and extending into the waters of Green Bay on two sides.

Through its fire department, the Town provides primarily fire protection and technical rescue services, relying on the private volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad and hospital based paramedics to provide emergency medical services. Call volume averages 90-100 calls per year and all responses are based out of one fire station on Old Peshtigo Road.

The Town of Peshtigo Fire Department is an active member of the Marinette County Fire Association and Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 144.
Town firefighters are all trained to meet or exceed state mandated training standards. In addition, the department has a number of firefighters trained as hazardous materials technicians that assist the City of Marinette Hazmat Team and several that are state certified fire instructors.

Contact Us

In an emergency, DIAL 911. For administrative questions or needs you may call the Town Hall at (715) 582-4332.

Mailing Address:
W2435 Old Peshtigo Road
Marinette, WI 54143

E-Mail: [email protected]

Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/townofpeshtigofiredepartment

Mission

The mission of the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department is to provide fire protection and related emergency services in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all town residents, occupants, visitors and their properties.

Vision

Our vision is to provide high quality and efficient emergency services by developing and maintaining community partnerships, by hiring and training exceptional volunteers, and by meeting or exceeding state and national standards as related to the fire service.

Values

We value having pride in our organization, the service we provide, and the equipment we use.

We value the honor of being part of a profession that is trusted by the community.

We value the integrity and honesty of our members and what upholding these values means to our customers.

We value the dedication, commitment to excellence, and reliability in everything we do.

We value leadership, teamwork, innovation, respect and tolerance in our organization.

We value cooperation and partnerships with other emergency service providers.

We value the social good in what we do as an organization and as individuals.

Come Join Us

We continually seek out individuals who are team players with a strong desire to help others, possessing the courage and dedication to respond to emergencies at a moment's notice. We do have high expectations of our volunteers, but we respect the fact that they have lives, families and jobs that take precedent outside the fire department. We do promote training beyond the minimum standards and ask for regular participation in department activities. In exchange for your commitment, we promise to treat our firefighters with respect, outfit them with the best equipment available and we won’t waste your time.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Live within two miles of the borders of the Town of Peshtigo (City of Marinette and City of Peshtigo residents are eligible) 
  • At least 18 years of age and out of high school 
  • Wisconsin resident with a valid driver's license 
  • Clean background check with no criminal or felony convictions 
  • Pass a medical and occupational physical exam including drug screening test 
  • Complete minimum 60-hour Entry Level firefighter training within one year
  • Complete a six-month probationary period following completion of Entry-Level Firefighter training

To apply, pick up an application at the Peshtigo Town Hall or click here for an application 

Our Firefighters

Active Firefighters
Mike Folgert

Mike Folgert
Chief
Serving since 1986

Rich Seils

Rich Seils
Asst. Chief
Serving since 1991

Derek Monnette

Derek Monnette
Captain
Serving since 2012

Ryan Kass

Ryan Kass
Captain
Serving since 2011

Joe Paoli

Joe Paoli
Lieutenant
Serving since 2016

Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer
Sec/Treasurer
Serving since 2005

Darius Dohl

Darius Dohl
Lieutenant
Serving since 2018

Dave Dionne

Dave Dionne
Health and Safety Officer
Serving since 2016

Gabe Aschbacher

Gabe Aschbacher
Firefighter
Serving since 2018

Jed Buechler

Jed Buechler
Firefighter
Serving since 2008

Chris Callies

Chris Callies
Firefighter
Serving since 1997

Clarence Coble

Clarence Coble
Past Chief/ Firefighter
Serving since 1974

Justin Couillard

Justin Couillard
Firefighter
Serving since 2018

Darren Jacobson

Darren Jacobson
Firefighter
Serving since 2020

James Matthews

James Matthews
Firefighter
Serving since 2018

Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson
Firefighter
Serving since 2008

Chad Ryczek

Chad Ryczek
Firefighter
Serving since 2020

Dano Sebero

Dano Sebero
Firefighter
Serving since 2018

Adam Staszak

Adam Staszak
Firefighter
Serving since 2014

Adam Walker

Adam Walker
Firefighter
Serving since 2017

Retirees

We thank and honor all past members of the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department who retired after reaching the age of 50 and having served as a volunteer firefighter for at least 15 years. 

If you know of other retirees who are missing from this list please let us know so we can add them.

Bob Eggener, 1987-2020

Scott Fredericksen, 2004-2019

Mark Monnette, 1982-2018

Tim Roggendorf, 2005-2016

Norm Rohde, 1983-2015

Brian Peterson, 1989-2015

Bryan Peth, 1971-2013 

Grace Pennings, 1977-2010

Rose Peth, 1982-2005

Amber Lynwood, 1986-2005

Gary Lynwood, 1996-2004

Dale Edlbeck, 1983-2001

Jim Doemel, 1985-1997

Bill Johnson, 1973-1988

Connie Doemel, 1988-1997

Alex Dudka (deceased)

Franklin Biernet (deceased)

Herb Hoffman (deceased)

Tom Grandaw (deceased)

Daniel Erickson

Art Bigger (deceased)

Dennis Behnke 

Leonard Peth

Norm Mumpy

Daniel Lea (deceased)

Nels Plym Sr. (deceased)

Richard Zoellner

John Sutek

Our Apparatus

Public Education and Fire Prevention

Our History

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Remembering the Peshtigo Fire of 1871

2021 is the Sesquicentennial year of America’s most deadly forest fire that burned over 1.2 million acres in northeast Wisconsin, also taking over 1,000 lives on October 8, 1871.

A number of events will be held in Peshtigo during September 24-26 to commemorate this tragedy. As details are finalized, they will be posted here and at https://www.facebook.com/peshtigohistoricaldays/

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