The Apple River Fire Department, founded in 1957, is located at 612 US Hwy 8, Amery, WI. 54001, this address is more commonly known as the community of Range. The staff is composed of 20- firefighters, 8 -1st responders, and 6- Explorers. The department has some members with volunteerism in excess of twenty five years. Credentials for the majority of the staff include; State Certified Structural Firefighter, State Certified Forest Firefighter, Certified Advanced Auto Extrication Technician, and Urban/Wildland Interface. Some individual credentials include Dept. of Commerce Deputy, Certified Fire Inspector, Arson Investigator, and High Angle Rescue Technician.
Chief: Alec Adams
Asst. Chief: Jim Root
Secretary: Sheila Niemann
Safety Officers: Brian Boe and Kevin Trandum
Emergency Phone Number- 911
Non-Emergency Phone Number 715-268-2918
Fire Chief Phone Number 715-268-8322; cell 715-419-2378
Asst. Chief Phone Number 715-931-0270
EMS Director: Jim Rognholt
Asst Director: Don Johnson
Secretary: Barb Wellman
The fleet consists of 2 fire engines; the primary engine is a 2006 Freightliner with 1500 GPM pump rating and a 1,000-gallon water capacity. A brush truck, two tankers with a combined water capacity of 5000 gallons, and a mini pumper/rescue vehicle equipped with hand, electric, and hydraulic extrication tools, cribbing, chains, rigging, and a 12,000 lb winch. These apparatus support the two engines. A diesel powered trailer pump, capable of pumping in excess of 1200 GPM, is utilized for high volume water transfer and tanker filling in the rural setting.
The Apple River Fire Department meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm at the fire station. Other training sessions and equipment maintenance meetings occur as required. The department helps support their personal and equipment needs by hosting a meat raffle every Thursday night at Duck's Sports Bar and a Pancake Breakfast in August as fundraisers.
The department welcomes inquires on how to become an Apple River Firefighter, 1st Responder or Explorer. Contact the Officers listed above concerning inquiries, questions, or comments.
Burning permits may be acquired, free of charge, by contacting the Fire Chief at the Phone Numbers listed above.