Jackson Fire & Rescue Dive Team helping feed the fish at the Duluth, Minnesota Aquarium.
Jackson Firefighters Dive Team
Sunday morning~August 30 the dive team were at North Sand Lake. Check out the pictures of what they recovered in about 20 feet of water.
They are looking for answers as to what this boat might have been used for.
Prior to 1980 the Town of Jackson was part of the Webster Rural Fire Association. In the spring of 1980 it was decided that the Town would be provided better fire protection if a separate department wer to be formed, located at the Town Hall. On January 1, 1981 with a 1959 Chevrolet pump truck, six sets of turnout gear, and a vacant spot in the old town garage, the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department was formed.
The Jackson Fire Department consists of one1250GPM engine, one 1000GPM pumper/tender, one brush truck that hauls our ice water rescue equipment and portable pump stations in an enclosed trailer, one brush that hauls our 6x6 UTV with a small 50 gallon tank and wildland pump on it as well as our stokes basket, a one person van that hauls our dive team members and hauls our dive team boat and one500GPM pump trailer.
We currently have 21 members on our department, 13 of who are certified firefighters, 2 who are in school to become certified and 2 junior firefighters currently in high school & 7 dive team members. We are always looking for more volunteers so please stop in on the first Wednesday of the month or the fourth Tuesday of the month, as those are meeting and training nights, to see what we are all about
You can reach the Fire Cheif at 715-566-1218.
Thank you for your continued support!
Jackson Fire Chief
The Jackson Fire Hall is located at the intersection of County Road A & C in the same building as the Town Office. We currently have 14 active, certified firefighters on our roster. The department conducts regular business meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM. Regular training sessions are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM. There are also some weekend sessions scheduled several times during the year to train with the Town of Scott and Town of Webb Lake fire departments with which we share an automatic, written mutual aid policy. With this policy in effect all 3 departments are paged simultaneously to structure fires, basically creating a three station fire department with numerous resources available. The policy is working extremely well for all three departments resulting in lower insurance rates for many homeowners in all three towns.
Have you seen the new UTV that will be used for emergency rescues on trails, in the woods or wherever regular vehicles cannot travel?