Public Safety

Public Safety

Public Safety for Town of Buchanan residents is provided by several entities including the following:

Buchanan Fire & Rescue is a volunteer, paid-on-call department of the Town of Buchanan. The Town contracts with the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department to provide deputies who provide nearly 24-hour coverage to the Town. The Town also contracts with the Wrightstown Fire Department and Hollandtown Fire Department to serve the eastern portion of the Town with fire protection.  An automatic aid agreement is also in place with the Harrison & Combined Locks Fire Departments.

All Emergency Calls - DIAL 911

For further information on what happens when 911 is dialed in Outagamie County Click Here.

Emergency Notification System

Members of the public who live or work in Outagamie County can now receive emergency notification messages via e-mail, home telephone, cell phones and text messages. The new system is capable of allowing the Sheriff's Department 911 Communications Center to reach registered citizens quickly during emergency situations, such as evacuation notifications, hazardous materials spills and any other situation requiring immediate notification of persons in affected areas.

In order to receive such notifications via one or more of the above methods, members of the public must log on to the Outagamie County website and register for the service. This process can be implemented in just a few minutes, and those who have registered will receive confirmation that they have successfully registered.

Citizens may also visit the Sheriff's Department website and log onto to view maps and other important information concerning criminal and other activity in their neighborhood that has been reported to the Sheriff's Department.

Ready Wisconsin

In February 2003, the US Homeland Security Department launched the Ready camplaign.  It is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and technological disasters and potential terrorist attacks.  The goal of the national campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.  ReadyWisconsin is our state's counterpart to the national campaign. ReadyWisconsin asks individuals to do four key things:

  • Get an emergency supply kit
  • Make a family emergency plan
  • Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
  • Get involved in emergency preparedness and response in their own communities

Severe Weather Information

Be prepared for tornados and severe thunderstorms, hail, lightning and heat waves in our area. For more information on becoming prepared contact the Outagamie County Emergency Management Office for tips and information on NOAA weather radios.

For information in locating the best place to take shelter in your home go to the Green Bay National Weather Service website.