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Office Hours  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
Location 303 Milton Avenue

(608) 755-3050 General
(608) 757-2244 Non-Emergency

911 Emergency

Fax (608) 373-3438
Email Contact the City
Meet the staff

Ernest Rhodes III

Fire Chief

Summary of Services

It is the mission of the Janesville Fire Department to protect the lives and the property within the department's jurisdiction by providing fire prevention services, fire suppression, rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical services as efficiently as possible.

The Fire Department answers an estimated 2,600 emergency responses for engine alarms and an estimated 7,600 paramedic calls.

Four fire stations have paramedic ambulances, each staffed by two licensed paramedics who respond to both emergency medical and fire alarms. Personnel are also cross-trained to provide Dive Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, Technical Rescue, and Child Safety Seat inspections. In addition, the Janesville Fire Department  will make approximately 5,000 annual fire and tank inspections along with an estimated 1,000 hours of public education instruction.

The Fire Department responds to emergency alarms (24 hours a day) out of five fire stations, staffed by  personnel divided among three shifts. A minimum of 24 firefighters and emergency medical personnel are always on duty, using five stations.The remaining seven personnel are assigned to administrative roles.

Station Locations: 

#1 Headquarters - 303 Milton Avenue, Janesville 53545 (608-755-3050)
#2 - 1545 S. Washington Street, Janesville 53546 (608-752-2718)
#3 - 435 N. Crosby Avenue, Janesville 53548 (608-752-7736)
#4 - 4117 E. Milwaukee Street, Janesville 53546 (608-752-1660)
#5 - 1414 Newport Avenue, Janesville 53545 (608-752-5815)

To view the Janesville Fire Department organizational chart, please click the link below:

Fire Department organizational chart




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