IF YOU HAVE A FIRE, CALL THE VILLAGE OF PLOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO GET THEIR HELP IN GETTING THE FIRE EXTINGUISHED BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF HAND.
THIS SERVICE IS COVERED BY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES – THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR THIS SUPPORT.
Village of Plover Fire Department: The Town currently contracts with the Village of Plover for fire, rescue and emergency medical services. The fire station is located at 2400 Post Road in the Village of Plover. The department employs a full-time Fire Chief and full-time Assistant Fire Chief and a total of forty-two (42) paid-on-call firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The department provides EMT-Basic level service averaging 700 calls per/year. The department fire apparatus includes;
|2005 HME Class A Engine||1500 GPM, 1000 gallons of water|
|1994 HME Class A Engine||1500 GPM, 1000 gallons of water, Jaws of Life|
|1984 Pierce 100’ Aerial||2000 GPM, 300 gallons of water|
|2007 Ford F-550 Brush||250 GPM, 300 gallons of water/foam|
|2010 Kenworth Tender||2000 gallons of water|
|1979 GMC Tender||2200 gallons of water|
|1994 GMC Utility||Command Center/SCBA Refill Station|
|1993 GMC Rescue||Ice/Water, Confined Space, Special Rescue|
|2005 Chevy Impala||Fire Chief Command Vehicle|
|2007 Ford F-150||Assistant Fire Chief Command Vehicle|
Village of Plover Fire/EMS Department
Primary service area includes; Village of Plover, Town of Plover and Town of Buena Vista. The Metro Fire District was developed in 2005 between the Village of Whiting and Village of Plover to provide automatic mutual aid between the two municipalities. In 2009, the City of Stevens Point joined the Metro Fire District. Additionally, in 2009 the City of Stevens Point and Village of Plover purchased jointly a new 100’ aerial platform truck for the City of Stevens Point. This aerial truck responds automatically as part of the Metro response agreement and is available to the Village of Plover as needed in the townships we service. The agreement calls for the Village of Plover 100’ aerial platform truck to be jointly replaced in ten (10) years or less as needed.
The Metro concept provided the proper number of firefighters and apparatus required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards automatically at all times of the day. As departments continue to struggle with the recruitment and retention of volunteer and paid-on-call firefighters throughout the country, the Metro joint response concept assists each municipality in meeting the NFPA standard.
- Emergency Response: The department additionally is a member of Portage County, Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 110. MABAS is the state wide mutual aid system where participating departments in each division agree to render mutual aid throughout their division and the State of Wisconsin if called upon. Division 110 includes all eleven departments within Portage County.
- Ambulance Services are coordinated by Portage County. The City of Stevens Point Fire Department (SPFD) and Amherst Fire District (AFD) provide ambulance service under contract with Portage County. Four (4) EMT-Paramedic ambulances are operated by SPFD, with one (1) EMT-Intermediate ambulance operated by AFD. 1st Responder units staffed throughout the county provide initial patient contact and care until the ambulance arrives. The Plover 1st Responder unit is staffed 24/7 by twenty (20) EMT-Basic members.