Chief’s Message

50 Years!! A long time, yet such a short time in the overall scheme of things. What started as an idea, a need to
better serve the town residents, and a 1928 International Harvester Chemical Type Fire Truck has turned into one of
the largest volunteer fire departments in the State of Wisconsin.

The 1928 International Harvester has long ago been replaced. Our newest engine is a Darley/Spartan fire truck that
carries 1,000 gallons of water, can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute and has a state of the art compressed air
foam system on board.

The trucks and equipment have changed but some things certainly haven’t. The ideas, the need to better serve the
town residents, and most importantly, the volunteer spirit of the men and women that serve this community when
there is a need. They spend countless hours in training, fighting fires, and providing rescue and emergency medical
services along with being active in other areas of the community.

I am proud to serve as Chief and lead such a great Department. I follow in the footsteps of former Chiefs Dave Olson, Dick Deilke, and Marshall Horlacher and pledge that I will do my best to make sure that we move forward with the foresight that the founders of the Department did all those 50 years ago.

Jack Running, Chief, Township Fire Department

Mission Statement

Township Fire Department, Inc. is a volunteer-driven organization that provides effective fire suppression and services to the residents of Seymour, Washington, Union, Pleasant Valley and Brunswick Townships in an efficient and professional manner.

Vision Statement

To be recognized in the immediate community and statewide as a progressive leader in providing professional fire and rexcue services to the residents and visitors of our community.

Dignity Statement

To treat all members of the Department and all members of the community with dignity and respect. This is accomplished by timely response, compassion, cooperation, and respect for everyone.