Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics – November 2023

Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics

MonthEMSFireAutoSnowmobileATVTotal Runs
13Year To Date17232641197

Emergency Medical Responder Orientation Class

Nicolet College is offering an Emergency Medical Responder (EMS) Orientation Class on December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Fire Hall located at 4331 Hwy B.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer EMR for the Watersmeet Fire Department or just have an interest in finding out what is required to be a certified EMR this is an excellent opportunity to find out.

All are welcome to attend.

Updated 11/20/23:
Reservations are now required.  You may sign up for this orientation class by completing the Nicolet Registration Form.

  • Course #4753140700
  • Class #5149
  • Class Date:  12/6/23
  • You may also call Nicolet College at: 715.365.4600 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4600

The cost to attend this orientation class is $14.31, please make checks payable to Nicolet College.

Fire Department Receives Gift from LVD Tribe

The members of the Watersmeet Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians for their generous donation that enabled us to purchase a Lifepak 15 cardiac monitor with a built in AED for the Watersmeet EMS volunteers.

This will enable them to perform a 12-lead EKG and notify the ambulance of the Lifepak reading in case the person may need a Flight For Life called ahead of the ambulance arriving on scene.

Precious time, and possibly lives, will be saved because of this generous donation to our community.

Thank you LVD!

Fire Danger Continues in Watersmeet ~ Know When You Can Burn!

The dry season is continuing in the area and the Watersmeet Police and Fire Department would like to remind everyone that before you burn, you MUST check the Michigan DNR Burn Permits website to verify burning is allowed.

Please be aware ALL burning is currently banned.  This includes debris burning, campfires, and fire pits.


Offenders will also be required to reimburse the township(s) for all costs associated with an emergency response.

More information is available on this website. Read More>

Watersmeet Participates in Ice Rescue Training

Watersmeet, Phelps, Conover and Land O’ Lakes firefighters and first responders participated in an ice rescue training class, on March 26th, hosted by Midwest Fire Tactics and Training.    The message on Midwest Fire’s Facebook page states:  “What an AWESOME group of students today in Land ‘O Lakes Wisconsin! We had multiple departments represented from Wisconsin and Michigan, and they rocked it. Thank you to everyone who came out on a Sunday to put in work! Everyone crushed it and kept getting back in the water for reps today with a large class. Thank you for your hard work and dedication! Great job today!”

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Project Lifesaver for Individuals with Cognitive Conditions Now Available

Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and specially trained search and rescue personnel. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small transmitter on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized frequency signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. The first responders will then use the client’s individualized frequency to locate the position of the individual. First responders are also put through community policing courses to learn how to best approach the client once found and allow them to be brought back to safety.

More Information from Gogebic County


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Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics – 2022

Watersmeet Fire Department Emergency Response Call Statistics

MonthEMSFireAutoSnowmobileATVTotal Runs
Year To Date2192710100244

A Ghoulishly Great Time at Watersmeet Fire Trucks and Treats

The 2nd annual Fire Trucks and Treats was another success with over 125 trick or treaters visiting the fire station, local police and ambulance and residents’ car trunks along 1st Street.

Along with local residents, several cars arrived from Hope Lutheran Church where the children were able to “fish” for their treats from poles, Watersmeet Bible Church provided fresh hot popcorn and the ISCCW Lakeguards served hot dogs, chips and drink to all participants.  Local students also offered face painting to the kids.

The Watersmeet Fire Department Volunteers thank all those who turned out to “Trick” and to “Treat”

We look forward to 2023!


Watersmeet Fire Department Receives Enbridge, Inc. Grant

The Watersmeet Fire Department recently received a $5,500 grant from Enbridge, Inc. to purchase gas detectors.  These detectors will allow firefighters to safely enter areas where there may be possible natural gas leaks.  These devices will be valuable assets to keep the firefighters and community safe.

Will This Fire Engine Fit Down Your Driveway When You Need It Most?

Precious time is lost when emergency vehicles cannot reach your home.  Will emergency personnel need to haul life-saving medical equipment from the road to your house?  Will firefighters have to run hoses up the drive to put out a fire?

Check your property for emergency vehicle access:

  • Suitable height/width clearance
  • Proper Snow Removal
  • Packed surface to support the weight
  • Free of obstructions
  • Sufficient turn-around room

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