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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

Last night, Shell Lake Fire conducted water rescue training along with boat/sonar operations. We rescued our "victim" out of the water utilizing our rapid deployment craft off of the North landing. Meanwhile on the other side of the lake, Lt. Ben Juza dove to the bottom of the lake with his scuba equipment while we trained with our sonar unit on the Zodiac boat. We were able to pick up his signature (circled) of him from the surface. This was a very unique training for us and helps sharpen our sonar operation for search/recovery missions. Our department strives to serve the public better by having good equipment and having all of our members trained on it. Our Zodiac boat and equipment was purchased in 2018 thanks to YOU! We utilized fundraised dollars from our raffles and we are still very grateful for our community's support. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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There have been more Amish families moving into our area. Vehicle drivers should be extremely cautious when passing buggies and horse-drawn equipment. Motorists should pass only when legal and safe. Before passing, anticipate any left hand turns into fields and driveways, and when passing, allow plenty of room. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Last night, Shell Lake Fire trained on our new extrication tools. Our tools have been upgraded to new battery operated tools that can handle the new and stronger metals found in cars today. We are very excited to have these tools in our department but also hope we don't have to use them. A special thanks to Jock's Towing & Repair for allowing us to do training at their yard. Without them, we wouldn't be able to do this invaluable training. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Shell Lake Fire along with other area departments responded to several wildland fires today across the region. Please be mindful of the fire danger and always check with the DNR's burn website prior to burning: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.asp ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Critical Fire Weather conditions this weekend. Please do not burn and report any fires by calling 911 right away. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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