Silver Lake Fire Department

Est. 1889

Fire Chief                      Dale Kosek

Assistant Chief              Darrel Kaczmarek

Secretary                       Wade Dolezal

Treasurer                      Keith Anderson

Training Officers:

Brian Nemec                 Kyle Wawrzyniak

Tim Grenke                  Mike Posusta

Kerry Venier

For more than 100 years the Silver Lake Fire Department has proudly provided Fire and Rescue protection to the residents of the City of Silver Lake, Hale Township, and portions of Rich Valley, Winsted, & Hassen Valley Townships.  With the strong support of the City and Townships the Department maintains two Pumper Trucks, two Tanker Trucks, a Rescue Van equipped with Jaws of Life, a Gamma Goat (6-wheel grass rig) for Fire and Rescue activities.  The Department also maintains a vintage 1932 Pumper Truck which is proudly shown in Parades & Fire Muensters around the State.

SLFD Firefighters are required to attend the Basic Fire Fighter Course through South Central Technical College during their Probationary first year on the Department.  In addition to their initial training the Firefighters attend Drills twice a month and the Department holds monthly meetings.

Areas the Firefighters drill include:

  • Ice & Water Rescue procedures
  • Search & Rescue
  • Natural Gas Training
  • City & Rural Pumping
  • CPR, First Aid & First Responder
  • Gas Detection
  • Vehicle Extrication (with Ambulance Crew)
  • Live Burns

In addition to drills and training the Department is also active in the Schools and Community providing Fire Prevention training.

Silver Lake Fire Department

"Fight the Fire Before It Starts"

Fire Prevention makes all the difference.