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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Latest Fire Dept News
While it feels like Winter will never end...one of the signs of Spring is Daylight Savings Time! Make sure you set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday and also replace your smoke and CO detector batteries. A simple step could save your life! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
CLEAR THOSE GAS METERS!!!
As snow continues to pileup across Wisconsin, We Energies is strongly encouraging customers to stay safe by continuing to clear any snow or ice from natural gas meters and appliance vents around their homes. Customers are also asked to clear icicles or ice dams from above meters that can fall and damage the equipment.
According to the National Weather Service, more than 20 inches of snow have fallen this month across central and western Wisconsin. We Energies crews are finding natural gas meters buried or covered in snow. The snow and ice can damage the meters and create potentially dangerous situations.
Crews are also finding natural gas appliance vents blocked by snow piles. Blocked vents can trap carbon monoxide indoors. Customers should move snow away from those vents and make sure they are clear of any obstructions.
Keeping meters clear of snow and ice allows for safer operation for you and access for us to service meters in case of emergency. If snow piles up, remember these tips:
*Keep meters clear of snow and ice
*Use a brush to gently remove snow from meters
*Be careful not to bury a meter when using a snow thrower or shovel
*Remove icicles that may drip water on a natural gas meter and interfere with flow ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
2019’s 100 Ball Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 13th 2019! Tickets are already selling fast. Contact any SLFD Firefighter or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get in on this fun event benefiting the Fire Department.
For more details: http://shelllakefire.com/the-100-ball-banquet/ ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago ·
4 weeks ago ·
MORE COLDER WEATHER EXPECTED
With more cold weather expected in our region, the Wisconsin Emergency Management agency has some useful tips:
*Stay inside. It’s the best to be when temperatures are dangerously cold.
*Make sure you have a home emergency kit.
*Dress in layers.
*Know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia.
*Check on your friends, family, and neighbors.
*Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors.
*Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill (gas or charcoal) inside your home or garage.
*Run generators at a safe distance (at least 20 feet) from the home.
*Winterize your car.
*Limit outdoor time for pets. Extreme cold is dangerous for animals too. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·