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About Us

Mission Statement

The Mission of the City of Oshkosh Fire Department is
to prevent, respond to, and to minimize harmful situations to the people we serve.



The Oshkosh Fire Department protects the City of Oshkosh’s population of 66,083 and is located 88 miles north of Milwaukee and 50 miles south of Green Bay. The City of Oshkosh is 26.91 sq. miles, positioned on the west bank of Lake Winnebago with the Fox River running through its core.

The Oshkosh Fire department has 109 team members. They are led by a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Marshall, Training Chief and EMS Chief and three Duty Chiefs. The 100 line Company Officers, Apparatus Operators, EMS Coordinators, and Firefighter-Paramedics are also supported by a Fire Lieutenant Inspector and a Fire Lieutenant Instructor. An Administrative Assistant and Community Engagement Specialist make up the rest of the team. The fire department responds from six fire stations strategically located throughout the City.

The City of Oshkosh Fire Department provides fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical services and community risk reduction to the community of Oshkosh. OFD also provides advanced life support ambulance services to the cities of Oshkosh, Omro, Winneconne, and several other surrounding townships. As a full service department OFD is prepared to respond to many other types of special circumstances which can include, but are not limited to, hazardous materials, trench rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse, ice and open water rescue, dive rescue, and aircraft rescue firefighting.