Ed Janke

Public Safety Services
Title: Director of Public Safety / Fire Chief
Phone: 920-434-4640

Chief Ed Janke began his service to the Howard Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 1991. He advanced within the ranks of the HFD while also serving the Brown County Sheriff's Department with distinction as a deputy, investigator and ultimately chief deputy. 

Chief Janke began his tenure as Howard Fire Chief and Public Safety Director in 2009, bringing innovation and continuous improvement to the department. He has served as the president of MABAS Wisconsin, leading the state's fire chiefs to more strategically work together to provide improved service to residents and business owners. He also was recognized by the Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Association as the 2016 Career Fire Chief of the Year. 


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