The Hustisford Fire Department was organized April 4, 1883 as a bucket brigade. Early firefighting equipment added through the years consisted of a hand pumper, two 55 gallon chemical tanks, and a portable pump powered by a gasoline engine which was later mounted on a Model T one ton truck. Also installed for the village protection were a stationary engine, located on the west edge of the Rock River, water mains and hydrants.
In 1977 the Village and Township of Hustisford entered into joint ownership of the fire department. The department is managed by the Fire Department Board of Directors. Members of the board are: President Jason Hundt, Vice President Winfred Braemer, Secretary/Treasurer Deb Meyer, Board Members Lee Miller, Jay Mueller, Ted Engelbart, Matt Pieper, and Cheryl Smith.
Currently the Hustisford Fire Department protects 40 square miles and approximately 2,850 people throughout the Village and Township of Hustisford and the Town of Hubbard.
Current officers of the department are: Chief Matt Pieper, Deputy Chief Maynard Pieper, Assistant Chief Scott Fredrick, Captains Walter Lueder, Jay Mueller, Kurt Weber Lieutenants Deb Meyer, Colin Marshall, Pat Kurtz and Dean Boldt, Safety/Training Officer Brian Thimm.
The Hustisford Fire Department currently has 28 active members; all members are required to have Wisconsin State Fire 1 Certification prior to the end of their one year probation. The Hustisford Fire Department responded to 46 alarms in 2012 and 34 alarms in 2013. We take great pride in protecting the community and providing great customer service to the citizens. We are also very involved in MABAS and will provide any assistance we can to other fire departments. We set high standards for all our members and we achieve those standards through extensive training and professionalism every time we respond.
The Hustisford Fire Department currently has a four story training tower that we use for various trainings. We do not have the capability to train with live fire in the tower; therefore we are in the process of constructing a training burn facility out of used shipping containers. We are taking on this project with neighboring departments. We plan on having the facility complete in the fall of 2014, once the facility is complete it will be open to all departments for use.
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Our Present Equipment:
2161 - 2009 Pierce Impel with a 1500 GPM Darley Pump and 1000 gallon water tank, 10 kilowatt generator, light tower and 6000 PSI breathing air cascade system.
2162 - 1998 Pierce Dash with a 1750 GPM Waterous pump and 1000 gallon water tank.
2191 - 1993 International chassis with a 3,000 gallon poly water tank.
2181 – 2012 Ford F350 4WD Brush Truck, 250 gallon water tank with 2- 100 ft 1” hose reels.
2151 – 1992 Ford which has a wheeled coach moduvan mounted on it.
2182- 20 ft SeaArk Boat with a 75 HP Mercury Outboard, on board 500 GPM pump, fire suppression and EMS equipment.