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Janesville Fire Dept., WI
The Janesville Fire Department, Wisconsin serves a population of approximately 64,500 residents, and spans approximately 108 square miles. While the city was incorporated in 1853, the fire department was founded in 1855 and transitioned to its first paid firefighter in 1888.
Some of the more significant target hazards include the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Union Pacific railroad, mid and highrise structures, hotels, industrial and manufacturing, technology, theaters, major freeways, hospitals, schools and colleges.
The Janesville Fire Department has an annual operating budget of $12.6 million dollars, divided between 2 divisions including Operations and Professional Development, Support and Safety, and is rated Class 2 by the ISO.
Approximately 97 sworn and civilian support personnel.
Total incidents: 10,500 approximate
5 fire stations
1 Battalion command unit
4 engine companies
1 truck company
4 paramedic ambulances
1 swift water unit
1 hazmat unit