A controlled burn is a fire consisting of brush, leaves, or other natural material, that is purposely set. These fire are to be watched and remain under control the entire time. No other material, such as oil, trash, furniture, tires, or other non-natural material may be burned. (even if burn is controlled) Any non-natural object/s being burned is considered an illegal burn. Illegal burns are subject to fines and if the burn object/s is large enough, it may be considered arson.
No, 911 Communication Center in Janesville, WI receives all emergency calls in Rock County. They then dispatch the department responsible for the area the call came from.
The City of Edgerton allows only small cooking campfires that are no larger than a 5 foot x 5 foot area. No leaves, rubbish, large bonfires, etc... are allowed within the city limits. The fire department will respond for such violations and bill $500.00 to the party responsible for the violation(s).
Yes, you must report all controlled burns or you are subject to a $500 fee if the fire department responds.
To report a controlled burn, call the Edgerton Fire Department at (608) 884-3327 and give your name, address, and phone number to a firefighter or leave your information on the answering machine.
The fire station is staffed from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. You may leave a message after hours by calling 884-3327.
A majority of Edgerton firefighters are EMS First Responders or EMTs. They only get dispatched with the ambulance for advanced medical calls. Advanced medical calls require additional assistance that the ambulance crew alone cannot provide, such as cardiac arrests.
Edgerton Fire Protection District uses an outside billing company named Lifequest Technologies. Any questions should first be addressed to Lifequest Technologies at 1-888-777-4911. If your question is not answered, you are welcome to attend the Edgerton Fire Protection District meeting held on the first Thursday of each month. You may discuss your billing questions under the "public appearance" forum.