Fire Department & Rescue Squad
The Washburn Fire Department is also a fully volunteer-staffed organization in Washburn, the Fire Department is a state-of-the art department with fully trained fire fighters, servicing Washburn and the rural Washburn school district areas.
Volunteers attend monthly training sessions, covering training topics such as truck and pump operations, CPR, water movement, ladders and hazardous material handling. Fire fighters must complete special driver's certification on each of the five automobiles. Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month.
The fire department receives its funding through mill levies from the city and the rural fire district and through personal donations. Each of the training session costs is covered by the fire department.
If you wish to become a member of the strong volunteer staff, please call the fire chief at 701-462-8586.
The Washburn Rescue Squad
Formed in May 1999, the rescue squad is a 15-member team consisting of members from the ambulance and fire squad. The rescue squad has new Jaws of Life equipment and is specially trained in automobile extrication and farm equipment extrication. The minimum requirement to be part of the rescue squad requires 12 hours of CPR training and 40 hours of First Responder training. Please call 701-462-8609 if you are interested in becoming a member.
If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.