About Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue


  • Volunteer Firefighters: 65
  • Career Firefighters: 13
  • LTE Firefighters: 6
  • Area Served: 94 square miles in the City of Sun Prairie, Town of Burke, Town of Bristol, Town of Sun Prairie, Town of Hampden
  • Population Served: ~43,000

History of the Fire Department

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The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1891. You can read an overview of history (PDF) from when the department celebrated its centennial in 1991. 

In the years since the article was written the department continues to move forward. Every year new technology and tactics are put in place making this community safer for the residents and for the firefighters protecting it.