Fire Department

Fire Department

The Little River Fire Department was established September 15th 2013 and protects 51.1 square miles, 1,065 people, 407 households and 293 families living within The Town of Little River, Wisconsin. The department is part of  Wisconsin MABAS Division 137. The Department is led by Fire Chief Jonathon Ladwig and 18 dedicated personnel. Emergency Phone: 911. Chiefs Cell: 920-373-7097. Department Email: The fire station is located at 3627 County Road A Oconto, WI 54153.

Mission Statement

The Little River Fire Department is committed to the preservation and protection of life, property and the environment from the adverse effects of fire or other hazardous conditions through sustained training, progressive education and the constant diligence to provide the highest level of customer service.

Core Values


We believe that serving the community is an honor and we hold ourselves to the highest standards.


We acknowledge that courage goes beyond heading into burning building while others are running out; it’s the fortitude to do the right thing, always.


We take pride in our professionalism, whether we’re utilizing our extensive training or offering a simple gesture of comfort to those we server.


We provide the most effective and efficient service possible. Our equipment will be dependable, capable and consistent with the needs of our community and we will provide an effective response force at all times.

Department Equipment

ENGINE 1511 is a 1992 4 Guys Freightliner that has a 1250-gallon tank with 1250gpm Hale pump and is the first out unit for structure fires, rescue, vehicle fires and EMS calls.

ENGINE 1512 is a 1988 Spartan Maxim that has a 1000-gallon tank with 1000gpm Hale pump and is first out for wildland fires and responds to structure fires.

LADDER 1511 is a 1981 Pierce Arrow 50′ Telesquirt with a 300-gallon tank and 1500gpm Waterous pump. This unit is used as a fill unit. It also is used as a ladder truck for structure fires, scene lighting and rescues.

ENGINE1513 Bush Truck is a 1982 Ford F250 that is used for all wildland fires and carries 250 gallons of water with a 150gpm pump along with wildland backpack cans and tools.

TENDER 1511 is a 2000 Sterling that carries 3500 gallons of water and a 3500-gallon portable tank. Tender 1511 also carries traffic control equipment.