AMERY FIRE DEPARTMENT
founded in 1891

Located on Keller Ave across from Soo-Line Park
101 Keller Avenue S, Amery, WI  54001
Fire Department Office 715-268-7406 or Emergency 911
Frequency of Page - 154.025
Polk County Fire - 154.235

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Recruitment and FAQ's

Juvenile Fire Setters | Questions about fire fighting operations | Recruitment

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the
Amery Fire Department please contact
 Chief Rick Van Blaircom

More information about recruiting to come.
  Be patient, it is coming!

 

 

 

 

WHY ARE WINDOWS BROKEN OR HOLES CUT IN THE ROOF?

As a fire burns, it moves upward and outward. Breaking the windows and /or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) stops the damaging outward movement and enables fire fighters to fight the fire more efficiently, resulting in less damage to structure in the long run.

WHY DOES THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES WHEN THERE IS NO FIRE?

Many departments train fire fighters in emergency medicine. This allows faster response to an emergency, better use of personnel, and most importantly, expeditious care to patients. We often respond in our personal vehicles if the call is close to where we live or where we are at the time of the call.

WHY ARE HOLES CUT IN WALLS?

This is done so the Fire Department is absolutely sure the fire is completely out, and that there is no fire inside the walls or other hidden places.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE FIRE REPORT?

In most localities, a fire report is a public document and is available at the Fire Department.  Contact Chief Rick Van Blaircom.

HOW DO I GET A TOUR OF THE FIRE STATION?

Since we are a volunteer fire department, we don't have people at the station at all times.  Please email the address here, and we will get a time and date set up.

Juvenile Fire Setters

Dancing flames and colorful glowing embers hold great attraction for many people, young and old. But for some children, that fascination can turn into intentional and repeated fire setting behaviors. There is a growing concern throughout the United States over the number of fires started by young children and adolescents. Nationally, hundreds of lives are lost annually because of fires set by children. In Phoenix, more than $1 million in property is lost each year as a result of children setting fires.

By understanding what circumstances lead children to start fires and by following a few basic fire safety practices, you can reduce the chances of your children starting destructive fires. Curiosity about fire is part of a child's growth process especially between the ages of 2 and 9. The majority of fires set by young children are set out of curiosity or experimentation. When children are bored and under no supervision, fires may happen. Matches and lighters should be locked up.

Any child can be a potential fire setter. Fire setting behavior in some children is a way of expressing feeling of frustration, unhappiness and need. Punishment, discipline and "scare tactics" will not satisfy a child's curiosity about fire. The child may be angry over a divorce, a move or other crisis. They may be seeking revenge or using fire to send a message that they desperately need attention.

TheAmery Fire & Rescue offers families help in dealing with child Fire setters. An interview will be conducted by trained personnel to determine the severity of the fire setting problem. If the situation involves an accidental fire or a fire set out of curiosity, a Youth Fire safety Class is offered to the family at no cost. This class provides information on the proper use of fire as well as fire safety information. When appropriate, a referral can be made to a counselor at no cost.

Fire Safety education for the entire family:

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DO NOT RE-ENTER A BURNING BUILDING