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
On Monday night, Shell Lake Fire did our annual training on our extrication equipment (the Jaws of Life). While it was a little colder than prior years, it still was a great training. Our thanks to WITC and Instructor Jeff Frank for coming out and training with us. Also, thanks to Jocks Auto & Truck Repair for allowing us to cut up some cars. We hope to never have to use this equipment, but we want to be proficient in case we have to.
Remember with the snow coming today to slow down and allow extra time to your destination. ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·
Yesterday’s trivia question’s answer was Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment. The random winner will receive a private message from us.
To recap this week:
1) Keep a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas
2) Keep your cooking area clear
3) Keep your focus on the kitchen while cooking
4) Keep a pan lid nearby to extinguish grease fires
That’s it for us at Shell Lake Fire for the 2020 #FirePreventionWeek. We enjoy being able to bring you these tips during this week and all year round. Please remember to like our page and share it to your friends. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
Since this year’s #FirePreventionWeek is about kitchen safety, here is a question for all of you and a chance to win a $20 to Al’s Market in Shell Lake.
Rules: You must “like” our page and come up with the correct answer. Answers must be commented below by 11:59PM. From the correct answers, one winner will be randomly chosen. We have posted the answer in the past on our Facebook.
Question: What day of the year is the leading cause of fires involving cooking equipment? (Hint: We are not looking for a day of the week)
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2 weeks ago ·
It’s a beautiful afternoon and you decide to start supper early. You get distracted and the grease in your pan begins to overheat. It starts smoking and then all of a sudden it catches on fire. What do you do? Today’s #FirePreventionWeek tip is to put a lid on it! Make sure you always have a pot lid nearby and NEVER use water to extinguish a grease fire. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·