Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue

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Buchanan Fire & Rescue is a volunteer department currently served by volunteer firefighters. Fire & Rescue calls include requests for jaws, vehicle and structure fires, gas leaks, accident clean up and many other fire service calls. In addition, we responded to several requests from our neighboring communities for "mutual aid" which is assistance that we provide for each other when the need for additional personnel or fire apparatus is needed.

The Administration and Command of the Department is as follows:

  • Fire Chief, Ray Mohr
  • Assistant Fire Chief, Dennis Berg
  • Division Chief, Lisa Van Schyndel
  • Captain, Scott Lockhart
  • Lieutenant, Sam Krueger
  • Lieutenant, Steve Jahr
  • Lieutenant, Jamie Newhouse
  • Lieutenant, Scott Musich

If you would like to know more about Buchanan Fire & Rescue or become a firefighter on this Department please call the Buchanan Town Hall at (920) 734-8599 or e-mail Fire Chief Ray Mohr at rmohr@townofbuchanan.org. The following application to become a firefighter can also be completed and submitted to the Town Hall.

Fire and Rescue Application and Information Packet

Fire Service Automatic Aid Agreements with the Village of Wrightstown, Harrison, Combined Locks & Hollandtown Fire Departments

Since January 1, 2009 an agreement has been in effect between the Town of Buchanan and the Village of Wrightstown to provide new and enhanced fire protection for any property in the Town of Buchanan east of Loderbauer Road. A similar agreement became effective with Hollandtown Fire Department in July of 2010. All departments are simultaneously dispatched to any fire emergency call within the service area (east of Loderbauer Road). The Town of Buchanan will handle all non-emergency fire department related calls in this service area. In 2010, the Town also completed a similar agreement with the Harrison Fire Department for emergency calls west of Loderbauer Road.  In 2016, the Town also completed a similar agreement with the Combined Locks Fire Department for emergency calls west of DeBruin Road.

Burning in the Town of Buchanan

The Town of Buchanan adopted an Outdoor Burning Code.  Permits are required for open burning (see Forms page for an application). Recreational campfires do not require a permit if they comply with the Town ordinance.  Annual permits can be obtained for burning. Open burning permits will be valid on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Code also details other requirements such as materials prohibited from burning, required monitoring of burning and use of burn barrels. Any person utilizing or maintaining an open fire is also responsible for all fire suppression costs and any other liability resulting from damage caused by a fire. Please take caution and know the Code before burning in the Town of Buchanan. Any questions on the ordinance can be directed to the Town Hall at 734-8599.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Alarm Law in the State of Wisconsin

A new law went into effect on February 1, 2011 that all new and existing residential homes that contain a gas heating appliance, fireplace or an attached garage must install carbon monoxide alarms. Existing Construction: CO alarms must be either battery-powered or plug-in with battery backup. New Construction: CO alarms must be hardwired with battery backup. At least one CO alarm must be installed on every level of a dwelling, including the basement. All alarms bearing the Intertek mark meet the requirements set forth by the WI Dept. of Commerce.

Adopt a Hydrant

If you have a fire hydrant on or near your property, please keep it clear of snow during the winter. This includes not planting shrubs. flowers, etc. around the hydrant. This allows us quick and easy access in case of an emergency. Thank you!