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Want to know when emergencies happen in Barron County?

When critical incidents occur, we typically publish an after-action report to our subscribers.                 Just sign-up through the link below to receive these notifications. On average, we send about 1 or 2 emails per week, and your email address is NOT shared with anyone else (no spam).

Would you like to receive "Today's Events" email?

Enter your email address below:

Emergency Information on Facebook

Social Media is a powerful tool, and we utilize our Facebook page to post information on emergencies, upcoming events, and preparedness. We encourage residents within Barron County to "Like" our page    (on the button below) which allows you to access the emergency information we post. 

Interested in Weather?

A Facebook page has been created for local residents to monitor and share weather information during severe storms, called Barron County Weather Network.  

This is a great way to see what's happening across the county, as most of our followers post photos and local weather reports. To follow the page,

just click the LIKE button on the header below


To listen to a live stream of

Barron County Fire / EMS radio dispatching,

click on the link below:

Law Enforcement Links

Barron County Sheriffs Dept

1420 State Highway 25 North

Barron, WI, 54812

Fire Department Links

Almena Fire Department

131 6th Street, Almena, WI, 54805

Emergency Medical Services Links

Chetek Area Ambulance Service

1224 Railroad Ave

Chetek, WI, 54728

Air Medical Links

Life Link III

Rice Lake Airport

1872 14 1/2 Ave

Cameron, WI, 54822




                      SIGN-UP FOR CODE RED!



Barron County has contracted with CodeRED to allow anyone throughout the County the opportunity to receive free emergency alert notifications and weather warnings that require immediate action. These notifications include emergency evacuations, shelter-in-place instructions, missing children alerts, silver alerts, tornado warnings, etc.

Anyone wanting the free service of emergency or weather alerts sent to their cell phone, VoIP phone, or email accounts; needs to register by visiting our Facebook page or and clicking on the Code Red icon in the lower-right column.

Additionally, the registration page will allow users the opportunity to sign up to receive emergency weather warnings. Users will have the option to receive alerts anytime the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, severe weather warning or flash flood warning for the address entered on the enrollment page. This system will only notify you if your exact address is in the warned polygon area issued by the National Weather Service.  Therefore, you only receive alerts that pertain to you.

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