Fire Department 

Columbus Fire Department Chief Scott Hazeltine Fire Chief's welcome message...

On behalf of everyone in the Columbus Fire Department, let me welcome you to the Columbus Fire Department's web page. The Columbus Fire Department is comprised of 37 dedicated (40 at full strength), community serving people, who are highly capable and proud of their profession.  The Columbus Fire Department proudly protects the city of Columbus, WI (population 5,540) and a large rural area covering parts of Columbia, Dodge and Dane counties, and has served since they formed on October 26th, 1877.

 The Columbus Fire Department is charged with the responsibility of providing professional and efficient fire suppression, emergency preparedness, fire prevention and public education to the City of Columbus and Columbus Rural Fire District. The goal is to provide the highest level of service in the most efficient manner possible; to constantly safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster through effective preparation, training and education; and to respond to all emergencies in a safe yet swift manner with sufficient resources to address the situation.

 Within this outstanding team, the fire department is a key member in providing community safety. We accept and embrace this challenge with vigor and commitment. As the world evolves and our city grows and matures, our mission has also evolved to one that is not simply confined to “traditional” fire services. Therefore, our mission statement reflects a corresponding need for our fire department to think and operate in a more encompassing manner.

 Once again, welcome to our web page, and please contact us if you have any additional questions or have suggestions to improve our services to you.

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