Boy Scout Troop 59 (Turtle Lake area) is conducting a practice search & rescue exercise on the north side of Skinaway Lake in Turtle Lake this afternoon.
Members from the Turtle Lake Fire Department, Cumberland Ambulance, and Barron County Sheriff's Department provided the Scouts with training and education this morning, before the boys set off to find their missing victims.
Local motorists are asked to please use caution when driving through the area.
On September 9th 2017, business owners Ellie & Ron Fogelberg of "The ER Bar" at 54 S. 3rd Street in Barron held the 1st annual End of Summer Fun Run and raised $500 for Emergency Services Barron County!
Mark your calendars! The ER Bar will be holding this event every year, on the 3rd Saturday in August to support our team, and promote the safety and well being of our community members.
Thank you for your support and community involvement!
Emergency crews responded to the intersection of 17th Street and Hwy W in Barron for a two-car motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles and both flown to trauma centers in Eau Claire by Lifelink and Mayo helicopters.
Responding agencies include Barron Fire Department, Gold Cross ambulance, Lakeview ambulance, Lifelink helicopter, Mayo helicopter, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Barron County Sheriff's Department
Finding you in an emergency can literally be the difference between life and death. Emergency responders in Barron County often have difficulties identifying homes that are poorly marked. “It’s a tan house on the hill with a grey car in the driveway”. Why is that so difficult to find? Now think of that same house, that you’ve never visited, 100 yards from the road, surrounded by trees, in the middle of the night, with only your headlights to illuminate your way. Now, add some adrenaline because you know someone is having a heart attack and is depending on you to get there quickly.
Barron County businesses participating in Emergency Services fundraiser!
To help us build the funding needed to launch our countywide first responder program, the following businesses are holding "checkout charities" during the month of September.
Bridgestop in Chetek
BP in Cameron
BP in Dallas
BP in Rice Lake
BP in Cumberland
Culver's in Rice Lake
Dairy Queen in Turtle Lake
Dairy Queen in Barron
Pine Crest in Dallas
Old Southern BBQ in Rice Lake
From September 1st through September 30th, customers will have the opportunity to donate directly to Emergency Services of Barron Count...