May 17th, 2022
Yesterday morning a man was killed in a house fire in Milwaukee. This tragedy marks the 33rd civilian home fire death in the State of Wisconsin so far in 2022. This is especially heartbreaking because there were only 40 civilian home fire deaths in Wisconsin in 2021, and that was down from 52 in 2020. Clearly, we are facing an upward trend in civilian home fire deaths.
The Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association (WSFIA) urges Wisconsinites to be fire safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top five causes of residential structure fires are cooking, heating, electrical, smoking, and candles. WSFIA recommends all Wisconsin residents:
- Install smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home.
- Test smoke alarms monthly.
- Sleep with bedroom doors closed to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking or baking. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the number one cause of home fires.
- Develop and practice an escape plan.
Without a home fire sprinkler system, home fires can become deadly in as little as two minutes. Following the safety tips listed above will help limit the danger of a home fire, as well as give you time to escape a burning home. At this point in time, the Wisconsin fire service is in crisis mode to prevent any further fire deaths. Please, assist us in our quest to keep more of our family members, friends, and neighbors from dying in home fires.
President Dan Schmocker
Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association
Fire Chief/Deputy Fire Chief
Phone: (715) 226-1086
Joel Woodruff-Deputy Chief
Phone: (715) 226-0806
Burning of brush and vegetation from the property
- Property owner calls the Sheriff's Department non-emergency number and indicates time, date and location of intended burn.
- Property owner plans the burn in an open area, surrounded by minimal or no vegetation with minimal wind.
- If possible, property owner should have a water supply available in case fire spreads.
- As always, the property owner is responsible if the fire gets out of hand and must be prepared to notify the fire department.
- No brush, wood, or vegetation is to be hauled on to property.
Chippewa County Sheriff Non-emergency 715-726-7701 #1
Please be sure to check the link under DNR Burning any restrictions or bans apply to all Eagle Point properties
Volunteers Needed/how to apply:
Contact the chief, deputy chief, or any fire department member for questions and how to apply.
You may also fill out an application which can be located under the Forms and Permits tab on the left or here: Fire Dept. Application
Click on the link below to view the study report on space needs for the Fire Department.
Fire work Display Permit
Form available under Government, Forms and Permits. Please fill out and email to the town clerk to have a board member sign and authorize your permit. A copy will be given to you. You may also contact any board member to authorize the permit.