United Fire & Rescue was formed in 1994 when the local fire departments from Baldwin, Hammond, and Woodville consolidated. Each of the three villages combined their resources of fire stations, firefighter personnel, fire apparatus, and firefighting equipment to become one unified responding group of volunteers to answer emergency calls in the largest fire service area within St. Croix County.
United Fire & Rescue District is a volunteer organization with three fire departments serving four villages and nine townships in the eastern half of St. Croix County. Our coverage area spans over 180 square miles, made up of over 60 miles of federal and state highways serving approximately 15,000 citizens. Our response area consists of approximately 4,000 residential properties, 500 commercial properties and various agriculture entities.
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In addition to the 13 communities we serve, we also automatically aid with the Roberts-Warren Fire Department for the Village of Roberts and the Spring Valley Fire Department for the Village of Spring Valley, Town of Cady, and Town of Gilman in Pierce County.
United Fire & Rescue responds to structure fires, grass and wildland fires, hazardous material incidents, traffic crashes, as well as other kinds of accidents and emergency rescue scenes. We respond to approximately 250 calls for service annually.
UFR is a pioneer in the fire service being one of the first to implement Hurst’s e-hydraulic extrication equipment “Jaws of Life” in Wisconsin and being the first to design and implement a single axle aerial quint with rear suction capabilities in the Midwest.