Pierce County Fire Department

Find Pierce County Wisconsin fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Bay City Fire Department PO Box 52 Bay City WI 54723 715-594-3121


Elmwood Area Fire Department 225 Woodworth Street South Elmwood WI 54740 715-639-2224

Prescott Fire Department 260 Flora Street South Prescott WI 54021 715-262-5733

River Falls City Fire Department 115 North 2nd Street River Falls WI 54022 715-425-0908

About Pierce County Fire Departments

Pierce County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Pierce County, WI community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Pierce County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Pierce County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Pierce County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Pierce County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Pierce County

Pierce County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Wisconsin are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Pierce County. Pierce County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Pierce County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Pierce County, WI

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Pierce County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Pierce County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Pierce County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Pierce County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Pierce County and Wisconsin Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Pierce County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Pierce County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.