8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Fire Station #2
216 S. Dewey Street
We are one of many fire departments that participate in a regional testing process designed to identify a qualified pool of entry-level candidates that is coordinated by the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Solicitation of applications for the 2020-21 eligibility list will commence on January 1, 2020. Please visit http://firedepartmenthiring.com/ for further information on the application process.
Burning permits are valid for the date of issue only. To obtain a burning permit, it is recommended that one first calls the Burning Permit Information Line at 715-839-3882 to find out if burning is allowed for that day. Local weather and DNR Burning Bans will dictate if burning is allowed. The fees are $5 for a one-day permit and $10 for a three-day permit. Campfires or cooking fires do not require a burning permit.
One must go to one of the five fire stations within the City of Eau Claire where a burning permit box is located. Fire Station #10 (820 Malden Avenue) does not have a burning permit box. It is recommended that the permit is processed at the closest fire station to where the burning will occur. Five of the fire stations have RED self-service boxes where the citizen makes two copies of the permit information. One copy is put into the slot in the lid, and the other copy is retained with the citizen.
Here is a sample permit.
For additional information, please call 715-839-4825.
As part of its fire education/prevention efforts, the fire department welcomes groups or individuals to tour a fire station. The average duration of a station tour is 30 to 45 minutes.
Request a Tour - carefully read the listed information before completing the request form.
- 1 Chief
- 3 Deputy Chiefs
- 2 Civilian Fire Inspectors
- 3 Battalion Chiefs
- 6 Captains
- 12 Lieutenants
- 18 Engineers
- 47 Firefighters
- 2 Civilian Administrative Support
All of the protective employees (90) are certified to provide medical care at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level, and approximately one-third are trained at the advanced level of Paramedic.
Eau Claire Fire and Rescue’s mission is to public health and safety achieved through developing, promoting, and maintaining a comprehensive network of emergency medical services, fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, and hazard mitigation.
Through progressive education, diligent training, and integrated communication, our team will collectively provide sustainable, high quality services focused on customer satisfaction and the prudent utilization of public funds.
Eau Claire Fire and Rescue will be a leading regional public health and safety partner by continually and actively promoting excellence in the performance of our duties.
We will support a dedicated membership of honest, accountable professionals who exemplify honor and integrity to build and retain public trust.
The traditions and pride run deep in the Eau Clare Fire Department and date back to times well before 1900. Before Eau Claire was the city it is now, it was actually three separate cities consisting of West, East, and North Eau Claire--each with its own form of government.
Tides of tradition were formed beginning with the first steam engine purchased in 1871, and a deep sense of pride shows through even today when a new ambulance, engine, rescue, or specialty vehicle arrives at one of the six fire stations. Our department has grown from the date of its first full-time firefighter, W. H. Willard, joining ranks on January 30, 1871, to the current staff number of 93.75 career firefighters and staff. Elaborate radio systems with speakers have replaced the ticker-tape telegraph alarms and the red fire alarm pull boxes, and it's a certainty the department's responses have increased every year.
Many aspects of the department have changed over the past 100+ years, but the one constant has been the need for the variety of services the fire department provides. It is with great pride and tradition that the men and women of Eau Claire Fire and Rescue carry out their duties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Station 2 - 216 S. Dewey Street
Station 5 - 2500 Patton Street
Station 6 - 3020 Golf Road
Station 8 - 3510 Starr Avenue
Station 9 - 3611 Campus Road
Station 10 - 820 Malden Avenue