Home : Fire Department

FIRE DEPARTMENT


The Apple River Fire Department, founded in 1957upporting  is located at 612 US Hwy 8, Amery, WI  54001, more commonly known as the unicorporated community of Range.  The staff is composed of 20- firefighters, 8 -1st Responders, and 6 -Explorers.  The department is proud to have 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 Department of Commerce Deputy; Certified Fire Inspector; Arson Investigator and High Angle Rescue Technician.

Fire Chief:  Alec Adams 
Asst. Fire Chief:  Jamie Berry 
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   715/553-2400

EMS Director:  Jim Rognholt
Secretary:  Sheila Niemann

Our fleet consists of 2 fire engines, the primary engine being a 2006 Freightliner with 1,500 GPM pump rating and a 1,000-gallon water capacity.  Suporting apparatus incude one brush truck, two tankers with a combined water capacity of 5,000 gallons, a mini pumper/rescue vehicle equipped with hand, electric, and hydraulic extrication tools, cribbing, chains, rigging and a 12,000 lb winch.  A diesel powered trailer pump, capable of pumping in excess of 1,200 GPM is utilized for high volume water transfer and tanker filling for 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 needed.  The department helps support personnel equipment needs with fundraisers by hosting a meat raffle every Thursday night at Duck's Sports Bar and a Pancake Breakfast in August.

Burning permits can be obtained at no charge by contacting our Fire Chief at the numbers listed above. 

The department welcomes inquiries on becoming an Apple River Firefighter, 1st Responder or Explorer.   Contact the officers listed above concerning inquiries, questions or comments.