Fire Rescue

Harrison Fire Rescue is a volunteer, paid on-call fire department. All members have state certifications and many hold advanced certifications such as Paramedic, EMT, Emergency Services Instructor, Fire Officer, Driver Operator, Fire Inspector, and Firefighter II.

Protecting roughly 52 square miles, Harrison Fire Rescue consists of two fire stations and an EMS squad that serve the Villages of Harrison, Sherwood, and the Town of Woodville. Station 60 is in the Village of Sherwood located off Clifton Rd. Station 70 is in the Village of Harrison located off Lake Park Rd. Each fire station has a roster of 30 firefighters, while the EMS Squad has approximately 18 members based out of Station 60.

The Department provides more than fire protection and emergency medical services, we also have specialty teams including rope rescue, water rescue, and jaws extrication. The Department enjoys providing public outreach through fire prevention and community education programs.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We regularly look for good individuals to fill open vacancies. If you have the desire to volunteer within your community as a firefighter or emergency medical responder, reach out to Chief Gerl.jgerl@harrison-wi.org

Application for Emergency Services(PDF, 202KB)

Message From the Chief

Hello!
As Fire Chief for the Village of Harrison, it is my pleasure to represent and work with a team of dedicated men and women who proudly serve and protect the people living in, and traveling through the Villages of Harrison, Sherwood, and the Town of Woodville. I am immensely proud to work with the individuals who serve these communities and honored to be given the responsibility of leading in an environment where members constantly strive for excellence.

The foundation of Harrison Fire Rescue is simple. We believe that teamwork and having a clearly defined goal makes a difference. Our approach is one where every individual can rely upon the support and knowledge of the public safety team to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our success is made possible by the core foundational values associated with the people who make up Harrison Fire Rescue. Our members routinely find time to donate back to the community because of their generosity and mindset. Through pride and commitment, these volunteers make our emergency services a visible presence while showcasing the good our community has to offer at events such as Touch-a-Truck, Flight Night, parades, and other family events.

As leader of the Department, I am committed to ensuring an environment where the men and women who serve have opportunities to develop professionally and ultimately, apply that knowledge in practice. Having the ability to provide multiple facets of support is my philosophy of servant leadership that ultimately empowers the future leaders of this organization. I believe in facilitating and cultivating a sense of trust to capitalize on people’s strengths.

I am confident Harrison Fire Rescue will continue to provide exceptional fire protection and medical care. Our team members are not just working for the community but are a part of it!

Yours in safety,

Jarred Gerl
Fire Chief – Village of Harrison

 

 

Outdoor Burning - Burn Permits

What Can Be Burned

State regulations and Village ordinance allow individual households to burn small amounts of organic material like dry leaves, grass clippings, and other woody vegetation after obtaining a burn permit. However, burning is discouraged because of air pollution and smoke.

Instead, the Village encourages yard materials to be taken to a yard waste site, picked up during a designated spring or fall collection, or composted in backyard bins.

*Businesses may take yard materials & brush to Outagamie County or Winnebago County yard waste sites. 

Prohibited Materials:

garbage • asphalt • carpet • electronics • foam • furniture & mattresses • metal • oily substances (greasy rags & oil filters) • painted or treated wood • plastics of any kind • rubber products • shingles & tar paper • tires • vinyl siding • wire • construction & demolition materials 

Burn Permits

Burning brush or large quantities of yard material requires a burn permit. Call the Municipal Office (920) 989-1062 x 0 to have a burn permit issued.

Guidelines: 
  • Permits are good for 7 days.
  • Call the Sheriff's Office at (920) 849-2335 x 0 prior to burning.
  • Check the daily fire danger before ignition and never leave a fire unattended. You may be held responsible for fire suppression costs and any damages associated with an improperly controlled fire.
  • Burn Permits are not required for backyard campfires or bonfires.
  • All outdoor burning structures/piles must be at least 20' from all structures.

Campfires & Bonfires

State regulations & Village ordinance allows fires for cooking, ceremonies or recreation, except when Emergency Burning Restrictions are in effect. A burning permit is not needed for these types of fires. All fire pits must be at least 20' from all structures.

Check the daily fire danger before ignition and never leave a fire unattended. You may be held responsible for fire suppression costs and any damages associated with an improperly controlled fire.

Burning on Frozen Waterways

Having a fire for warming or cooking purposes on the frozen surface of a lake or river is allowed as long as the materials being burned do not violate Wisconsin open burning requirements and as long as the burn is not in violation of any local ordinances. After the burn, it is important to remove any debris, ash or unburned materials left behind. It is recommended to use a portable fire pit for easy clean-up and removal.

 

What Can Be Burned

State regulations and Village ordinance allow individual households to burn small amounts of organic material like dry leaves, grass clippings, and other woody vegetation after obtaining a burn permit. However, burning is discouraged because of air pollution and smoke.

Instead, the Village encourages yard materials to be taken to the Harrison Yard Waste Site, picked up during a designated spring or fall collection, or composted in backyard bins.

*Businesses may take yard materials & brush to Outagamie County or Winnebago County yard waste sites. 

Prohibited Materials:

garbage • asphalt • carpet • electronics • foam • furniture & mattresses • metal • oily substances (greasy rags & oil filters) • painted or treated wood • plastics of any kind • rubber products • shingles & tar paper • tires • vinyl siding • wire • construction & demolition materials 

Burn Permits

Burning brush or large quantities of yard material requires a burn permit. Call the Municipal Office (920) 989-1062 x 0 to have a burn permit issued.

Guidelines: 
  • Permits are good for 7 days.
  • Call the Sheriff's Office at (920) 849-2335 x 0 prior to burning.
  • Check the daily fire danger before ignition and never leave a fire unattended. You may be held responsible for fire suppression costs and any damages associated with an improperly controlled fire.
  • Burn Permits are not required for backyard campfires or bonfires.
  • All outdoor burning structures/piles must be at least 20' from all structures.

Campfires & Bonfires

State regulations & Village ordinance allows fires for cooking, ceremonies or recreation, except when Emergency Burning Restrictions are in effect. A burning permit is not needed for these types of fires. All fire pits must be at least 20' from all structures.

Check the daily fire danger before ignition and never leave a fire unattended. You may be held responsible for fire suppression costs and any damages associated with an improperly controlled fire.

Burning on Frozen Waterways

Having a fire for warming or cooking purposes on the frozen surface of a lake or river is allowed as long as the materials being burned do not violate Wisconsin open burning requirements and as long as the burn is not in violation of any local ordinances. After the burn, it is important to remove any debris, ash or unburned materials left behind. It is recommended to use a portable fire pit for easy clean-up and removal.

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 When to dispose of your fire extinguisher and get a new one:
  • Pressure gauge is in the yellow or red, meaning it’s low (if there’s no pressure gauge, a professional should inspect it)
  • External damage like a cracked hose or nozzle, broken handle, or missing the locking pin
  • Over 10 years old or has been used before
Disposal options:
  • Do not place in your garbage or recycling. Accidental discharge may cause injuries to
    sanitation workers.
  • If the extinguisher is empty, you may take it to a scrap metal dealer. Call ahead for program details.
  • If the extinguisher is full or partially full, you may take it to the following for a small fee:

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