General Information

OUR FOUNDATION

Like any great architectural creation, a successful fire department must have a solid foundation.  Our foundation is our members that are dedicated to themselves/their family, the fire department and their community.  Besides strong leaders, our members must be guided by supporting philosophies and management principles.

Our Mission Statement  reflects an emphasis on emergency prevention and preparedness through public education. Although not as glamorous and as exciting as fighting the “red devil”, the prevention of accidents and fires is how we can be proactive and actually reduce the trauma of fire and medical emergencies in our community.

Three new supporting documents help guide our behaviors and attitudes:

  1. Organizational Statement– identifies the Purpose of the department; the services we provide (or do not provide) and the responsibilities of various members.
  2. PRIDE Statement– our department represents: Professionalism – Responsiveness – Integrity – Dedication and Excellence
  3. Code of Ethics– our actions are guided by our interactions with
    1. Each Other
    2. The Fire Department
    3. The Community

Our guiding documents are only meaningful if EVERY member of the department knows, understands and applies the principles set forth in each.  As an example, our diverse work force is what makes us strong but can also weaken the foundation if we fail to follow our Code of Ethics to each other!

Each aspect of our foundation is included for your reference and referral. Help keep our foundation solid and strong!
Mission Statement

To provide the highest level of emergency prevention and preparedness services through effective safety code compliance, educational programs and community service to all who live, work, visit or invest in our community.

SERVICES PROVIDED

The Village of Fox Crossing Fire Department provides many services to the community including but not limited to:

  • Local and state fire & life safety code inspections and education
  • Flammable & combustible liquid storage inspections
  • Fire investigations
  • Public SafetyEducation
  • Fire Suppression Services
  • Environmental response and protection
  • Hazardous materials response– Operations ONLY 
  • Light Duty Rescue (air bags, vehicle extrication, forcible entry, etc.)
  • Ice/surface water rescue
  • First Responder level EMS with Defibrillator
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Why did so many trucks respond?

This is often asked at what appears to be small fires, possible false alarms, or when the fire is reported as being out already.  A typical full response for the Village of Fox Crossing Fire Department would include 3 engine companies, 1 ladder company, 1 rescue company and at least one command vehicle. Sufficient personnel and equipment are available to take care of the incident.

We’d like to have the Fire and Life Safety House education trailer at our event.  How do we do that?

The Village of Fox Crossing, along with the Cities of Neenah and Menasha and the Town of Neenah, jointly own a  Fire and Life Safety House.  This 32 foot 2 story mobile trailer provides an excellent hands on learning tool for children to learn not only about fire safety but also life safety in the home.  A typical ‘tour’ through the house usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.  We prefer to have groups of about 5 or 6 children taking the ‘tour’.

Children will learn safety tips relating to fireplaces, space heaters, chemicals, smoke alarms, keeping rooms clean, stoves to name a few.  The big benefit of the unit (and the part the children really like the best) is its ability to teach the kids the importance of ‘two ways out of every room’ using a fog machine to ‘smoke’ the upstairs and have the children try to exit the main bedroom door only to find out it’s (computer controlled) hot so they need to exit the trailer through the window/patio door on and crawl down the ladder to safety.

If you’d like to reserve this unit for your function, please contact Graham Stewart at Station 41 via email or at (920) 720-7126.

 We’re having a block party, safety fair, or fire drill in our home or business.  Could we have an apparatus & firefighters come out to show the truck or help with the drill?

The Village of Fox Crossing Fire Department has taken apparatus to both block parties and safety fairs to show the residents and businesses of the community what we have to offer and to show them the equipment we have as well as answer any questions they have.  We also go to fire drills if requested to observe the drill and offer suggestions we may have to make the drill go safer and easier.  The Village of Fox Crossing Fire Department prides itself on its public relations and public education and looks forward to working with you.