Established in 1898, the Shell Lake Fire Department proudly serves the City of Shell Lake, portions or all of Barronett, Bashaw, Beaverbrook, Dewey, Roosevelt and Sarona townships of Washburn and Burnett Counties in Wisconsin.
We have approximately 180 square miles of coverage. Besides fighting structure fires, Shell Lake fire also assists the DNR in wildland fire protection, cold water & ice rescue training, water rescues, auto extrications, and many other services.
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Shell Lake Fire is currently at critically low staffing levels. We need to hire five firefighters immediately. Not every member of our department runs into burning buildings. We need personnel to drive tankers, operate the fire engine, run extrication tools, wildland firefighting, boat operations, rescue calls, EMS calls, etc. Shell Lake Fire is a paid on call department where you are paid hourly to respond to calls, trainings, and meetings. We also will pay you to go to the fire academy which is held for a few hours on one night a week with one or two Saturday classes mixed in. Requirements for our department are 18 years of age, a clean criminal record, and the ability to make Monday night meetings.
Message us if you have any questions, otherwise our application can be found online: http://shelllakefire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FireJobApp.pdf
If you don't live in our area, please contact your local department as almost all of the departments in our area are also short staffed and looking for members. Here's some of our mutual aid department's Facebook pages to contact them: Cumberland Fire District Inc. City of Spooner Fire Department Bear Lake/Haugen Fire Department Birchwood Fire Department City of Rice Lake Fire Department ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
Tonight Lieutenants Tucker M & Ben J took Shell Lake Fire's new Zodiac Rescue Boat onto Shell Lake. We purchased this boat with fundraised funds from our raffles and 100 Ball Banquet. It is equipped with emergency lighting and sonar. We wouldn't have been able to purchase this equipment without everyone's support. Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
***Critical Fire Danger this Weekend***
With high winds, low humidity, and little to no rain, fire danger will be critical all weekend long. Please do not burn. If you see fire, call 911 right away.
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2 months ago ·