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Watertown WI Fire Department


This is the official Instagram account of the Watertown WI Fire Department. The Watertown Fire Department has been proudly serving since 1857.

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The classroom is set and trainers ready to go!  Classes at 3:30 and 5:30 at City Hall in room 0008 (downstairs) come and learn how to control life threatening bleeding and maybe you can save a life!  @stopthebleedmonth #stopthebleed
Did you know that this device is one of the most important pieces of equipment your Paramedics utilize?  This device has the ability to monitor your condition on many different levels for various things. From putting your heart back into a regular rhythm if needed, a simple blood pressure check, monitoring your breathing and more.  Our monitors are a large part of our tool bag and we rely on it heavily. Every rescue rig in our fleet has one readily available and one on our fire engine. This allows us a quick and thorough assessment in your time of need.  #nationalemsweek
Did you know, or maybe wonder why after a patient is loaded into an ambulance it doesn’t just leave right away rather it may stay “on scene” for what can for the family feel like an eternity. Well the answer to that thought is, sometimes we need to stabilize our patient or perform interventions such as IV access for medication administration, or the need for fluids for dehydration. In some instances we are performing life saving tasks such as 12 lead ECG’s which give us a picture of ones heart to show us if there is something abnormal going on. At WFD we strive to perform and give you, our customers our best 100% of the time 24/7/365.
For National EMS week, which kicks off today through May 25.  Your Watertown Fire Department would like to do a little did you know. Did you know that the personnel who respond on Rescue 3 are all state of Wisconsin Emt-Paramedic certified. This brings the level of pre hospital care when you need it the highest level of care possible. Of the 25 sworn personnel of your department, 21 of them are Paramedics. This is to bring you the best care possible when you need us. #nationalemsweek
Crews have now cleared a reported Structure Fire in the area of River and Kansas. Engine 1 Rescue 3 and Car 1 responded. After crews cleared the fire they received 2 simultaneous calls for people down and not breathing. This highlights the need to have ample staffing at all times to respond to all emergencies no matter when they come. #engine1 #rescue3 #structurefire #hereforyou
Do you want to learn how to use things like Tourniquets, Hemostatic dressings or pressure bandages?  Or maybe you just want to know what those things are!  Then sign up for our Stop The Bleed class!  We have openings on May 23rd!  Classes are at 3:30 and 5:30 here at the Watertown Fire Department. Learn life saving skills for free!  Email Jacker@cityofwatertown.org to reserve your spot today!  @lcfr_training @watertown.area.ymca @watertownusd @stopthebleedmonth #stopthebleed  #savealife #bleedingcontrol
Thank you to Good Shepard Lutheran school for coming to tour the stations today.  Station tours provide a unique opportunity to meet our firefighters and learn about what they do.
This morning Isaiah, Mark, Elijah & Laylah got a special ride to school by the Watertown Fire Department.  The ride to school was an auction item donated to the Family Center for their fundraiser event.
#watertownwifire representing at the Comunity Health Assessment today at #turnerhallwatertown #opportunityrunsthroughit #ems #publichealth #dodgewi #jeffersonwi
A Crew spent time this afternoon practicing hose line stretches for short setbacks and confined entrances.
A Crew spent time this afternoon practicing hose line stretches for short setbacks and confined entrances.
April run totals are in!  Fire-33 Ems-158 MVA-5 Hazmat-7
The Watertown Fire Department is looking for help from the community. The Watertown Fire Department is currently in the process of creating a strategic plan for the fire department and could really use your input on a survey for the fire department. The information received will help the fire department with their strategic plan.  The link to the survey is; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTTNFIRE2019 Please take the time to fill out this survey and share with other.
Sometimes water isn’t the best choice. Depending on what is burning water can sometimes even make a fire worse. Because of this we carry a diverse compliment of extinguishing agents on our engines to ensure we can tackle any emergency we are called to. Pictured here is Engine 1s compliment of specialized extinguishers. Including a foam, dry chemical and C02 extinguisher. #hereforyou #engine1 #readyforanything
On behalf of the community of Watertown and the Watertown Fire Department, it is with great pride to announce to you that after 30 plus years of honor and bravery in the fire service, Burt Christenson has completed his last shift with the Watertown Fire Department.  Burt joined the Watertown Auxiliary in 2001 as a Firefighter/EMT.  Thank you and Congratulations Burt for a job well done, may you enjoy your retirement from WFD.
Ladders are one of the most basic and important tools that we utilize on the fireground. As with all basic equipment, tools and techniques, training should take place on a continual basis to ensure that skills are sharp and efficient.#watertownwifire #probietraining #engine1
A Crew spent the afternoon practicing stretching and flowing handlines along with mask ups. #watertownwifire #opportunityrunsthroughit #ems #firetraining #probietraining #engine1
Engine 1 at the landing zone for Flight For Life this weekend. When patients are in need of rapid, specialized care we utilize helicopters to get them there fast. Flight for Life and UW Med Flight can get patients to higher levels of care much faster than a ground ambulance.