Evacuation & Emergency Assistance for the City of Stevens Point and Portage County
The Stevens Point Fire Department / Portage County Ambulance Service has 36 full-time, trained ice/cold-water rescue personnel available, of which a minimum of 10 are on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
We will respond immediately with a two-person rescue squad equipped with three water rescue suits and all necessary equipment to perform an in water rescue. Also responding will be a minimum of one Advanced Life Support Ambulance with two support personnel.
Within the response area of the Stevens Point Fire Department / Portage County Ambulance Service (including mutual-aid agreements), there are approximately 135 bodies of water and two major rivers, the Wisconsin and the Plover. There is public access for swimming, boating, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and other recreational activities on most of these waters, with usage increasing yearly.