|Wildfire (Brush Fire) Suppression:
With our townships being primarily rural,
the Windsor Fire Department is often called
upon to extinguish brush fires. Our
firefighters respond with our brush truck
equipped with brush rakes, flappers, leaf
blowers and with a limited supply of water.
Almost all of our brush fires are
extinguished by dedicated personnel trekking
through the woods with rakes and leaf
Structure fires are what most fire
departments were formed for. They
include house fires, trailer fires, barn
fires and any other type of structure
erected. Mutual aid is often called
upon from our surrounding departments in
order to keep the loss as minimal as
The Windsor Fire Department responds several
times throughout the year on car crashes.
We are there to initially aid the patients
until more skilled medical personnel arrive,
protect the patients, by-standers, and other
crews working on the accident scene by
directing traffic and perform extrication of
Vehicles catch on fire for many different
reasons. Faulty equipment, collisions
and arson are among some of the causes that
can spark a car fire.
Dues to the small creeks and rivers
throughout our area we are sometimes called
upon for water rescue. During flash
floods we are called upon to rescue people
who have become trapped in their homes or in
their cars due to fast rising water.
Our Dive Team is capable of performing water
rescue, recovery (body, weapons, cars,
evidence) and underwater investigations in
support of law enforcement.
Please note, object recoveries (including
cars) are only carried out in support of
criminal investigations. For all other
recovery operations, please contact
The Windsor Fire Department responds on
Emergency Medical Service calls as First
Responders. First Responders render
aid to patients and assist EMS personnel.
Yes, snake removal. In thinking of a
fire department and of firefighters, you may
picture in your mind a strong guy climbing
into a tree to retrieve and return a scared
kitten to a frightened little girl - the
fact is, we'd love to do that! But
most, if not all of our "animal related"
calls deal with frightened residents being
scared out of their homes when these
"delightful" little creature slither in.