Department Information

Platteville/Gilcrest Fire Protection District Was formed in 1951 by combining both Platteville and Gilcrest volunteer fire departments into a Fire District.  

Our headquarter station is located in the central part of fire district in Platteville at 303 Main Street.  Our second station is located in Gilcrest.  The District is staffed 24/7 with three firefighters at our Platteville Station and three firefighters at our Gilcrest Station.  Our administrative staff include the Fire Chief, Training Captain, Administrative Manager, Administrative Assistant, Fleet Maintenance Captain, and a Maintenance Coordinator and are available Monday-Friday.

We are a predominantly agricultural community covering 144 square miles.  A large percentage of our tax revenue is generated from oil and gas production and processing facilities.

The District requires all firefighters to be Firefighter I and NREMT certified. We provide BLS services while our ALS support comes from Banner Health Paramedic Services.  We are proud to have on staff members that are certified as Firefighter II, Fire Officer I and II, HazMat Operations, HazMat Technician, Ice Rescue, State Proctor, Driver Operator, Wild Land, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Car Seat Technician and CPR Instructor.

In our fleet we have:  Three engines, 3 brush trucks, 2 tenders, 1 light air truck, water rescue boat, command vehicle, training vehicle and 2 staff vehicles.