Welcome from the Fire Chief -
On behalf of the 30 members of the City of Antigo Fire Department, I'd like to welcome you to our web site. The City of Antigo Fire Department, like many other city departments, offers a wide variety of services to citizens of both Antigo and Langlade County. The City of Antigo Fire Department is a combination department employing seventeen (17) full-time firefighters, including a Chief, eleven (11) paid-on-call employees, and a secretarial position.
The mission statement of our department clearly depicts who we are and what we stand for:
"It is the mission of the Antigo Fire Department to deliver the best possible service to our customers, treating ourselves and our customers with respect, patience, and consideration. We pledge to our community that we shall always strive to continually improve our skills and our customer service performance".
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) accounts for a majority of our primary response incidents. Since 1993, our department has provided emergency medical services at the basic level, with many upgrades being implemented. The most recent being an upgrade in service to the Paramedic level beginning in January of 2008. This upgrade provides advanced life support (ALS) to the City of Antigo as well as surrounding townships of Antigo, Ackley, Neva, Peck, Polar, Price, Rolling, Summit, Upham, and Vilas. We also have mutual aid contracts with Elcho EMS, Troutland Rescue, and Pickerel Rescue. The paramedic level of service also provides ALS intercepts with other ambulance services transporting to Langlade Hospital.
In addition to the EMS service, the department provides fire suppression, inspection, investigation, public education, County wide hazardous material response, ice rescue, confined space, and extrication services. Suppression and inspection services are provided within the corporate limits of the City, while the remainder of the service is provided countywide. A recent addition to our services is our participation in Wisconsin Task Force 1. We currently have nine members of our department trained to participate with this task force. The services it provides include structural collapse rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, and rope rescue.
Whether you live in the City of Antigo, Langlade County, or are passing through, I'm confident that the emergency or non-emergency public safety services provided by the men and women of the City of Antigo Fire Department will meet your every need. These professionals take great pride in making sure they are prepared to assist you and your family members.
In closing, I hope you will take the opportunity to browse the rest of the City of Antigo web pages. If we can be of any further service, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime..