We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga’iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future. We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth. We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare, and economic stability of the present and future generations.
The LCO Fire Department is a volunteer fire department that serves all residents and visitors of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. The department has mutual aid agreements with the departments of Sawyer County for larger and more diverse events. The department members are trained for Structure and Wildland Fire response, and Emergency Medical assistance. All of our members are certified in Basic Life Support as offered by the American Heart Association. Most of our members are trained to the Hazmat Operations Level with two currently achieving Technical status. Some are also trained in Search and Rescue for Ice, Open Water and Upland situations. Three of our members have Scuba certifications certifications for dive operations. Specialized training for vehicle accidents, “Jaws of Life” usage and traffic control are offered to our members. We also have training for Propane, Natural Gas, and Carbon Monoxide emergencies, with meters for detection and ventilation fans for mitigation.
The LCO Fire Department has two monthly meetings for business and training. We also do fire safety education in the schools and Head Start, and events that housing and the elder association holds. The department also endeavors to hold twice yearly fire and safety inspections of commercial buildings within the reservation boundaries. We participate in parades, provide fire protection for fireworks, and medical coverage for the powwow, cultural events, and concerts at the Casino.
The department has two stations: the main station on Round Lake School Road, and a station in New Post. The department has 14 active members and is always looking for people that desire to serve the community in times of crisis.
For questions or to volunteer, please contact the department at 715-699-1698, or Marvin Mullet at 715-699-0702. Always Willing, Always Ready.
8527 N Round Lake School Road (physical)
13394 W Trepania Road (mailing)
Hayward, WI 54843