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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

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

3 days ago  ·  

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***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 weeks ago  ·  

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The Fire Danger is at VERY HIGH as of 04/19/20. Please remember that ALL burning permits have been suspended due to COVID-19. Please do not burn! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 13-17 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Did you know that Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually? Last year, there were 28 tornadoes in Wisconsin. Three of those were in Polk County, and one in Barron County.

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in the state, there will be no live test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) that triggers NOAA weather radios and messages on TV/Radio. Instead, take time to go over your home and work plans for severe weather and practice them during this virtual drill.
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1 month ago  ·  

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