The Town of Menominee Volunteer Fire Department provides emergency services to the Menominee County/Reservation, which covers 360 square miles and over 4500 residents. We currently have two fire stations: one located in Keshena and one located in Neopit. We respond to all calls for fires, water rescues, hazardous materials, missing person searches, and vehicle accidents. We provide building inspections to all Town/County and Tribal buildings. Collectively, the fire department is staffed by one fire chief, two station chiefs, two assistant station chiefs, two captains, and 19 firefighters. We provide mutual aid to other communities when requested. All fire fighters are required and will continue to update their training and knowledge of firefighting and rescue operations.
The Town of Menominee Fire Department received a FEMA Reginal Grant in the amount of $453,854.55 which was a combined grant that was written for the Town of Menominee Fire Department and the Shawano Area Fire Department. This grant will be used to replace all of both Departments Airpacks.
For the past two Years the because of the Covid restrictions the Town Fire Departments had to limit their training in just about every area. With the restrictions being lifted for the most part our main focus moving into 2022 is to return to normal training and to utilize our combined training facility to greatly enhance the ability of our Firefighters in just about every situation they will face.
Summary of Major Projects and Activities in 2021:
The department responded to 219 calls (Keshena-164; Neopit-55)
Received a grant for $453,854.55 to replace outdated Airpacks
Received a grant for the purchase of a UTV
Keshena- One pumper, two tankers, one mini-pumper, two brush trucks, and one air boat
Neopit- One pumper/tanker, one mini-pumper, and one brush truck
County/Tribal Departments we work with:
Menominee County Highway Department - Assist with traffic control, tree removal, etc.
Menominee County Sherriff Department - Same as above
Tribal Police Department - Assist with traffic control, tree removal, etc.
Surrounding Fire Departments - MABAS Assistance
|Contact:||Patrick Roberts - Fire Chief
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|Mailing Address:||P.O. Box 279
Keshena, WI 54135
|Physical Address:||N750 Our Children's Road
Keshena, WI 54135