Emergency Services

Community/Emergency Notifications


What is Portage County Community Alert?

  • Receive severe weather notifications
  • Receive community alerts and other urgent information
  • Customize alerts to receive only what you want and how you want to receive them (voice message, email, test)
  • Available on landline, computer, tablet, cell phone
  • Register online at the Community Alert website or by calling (715) 326-1400

The Portage County EMS Survey results have been released.
Click Here to read the results.

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United Emergency Medical Response

United Emergency Medical Response

3530 Bohn Dr,
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Phone: (715) 423-7777
Fax: (715) 423-7700



Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department


2410 48th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Fire Chief

Phone: (715) 424-1815
Email: fire.chief@grandrapidswi.org


Plainfield Fire Department

114 Clark Street
Plainfield, WI 54966

Fire Chief

Dean Wiese

Phone: (715) 335-4253

Emergency Medical Responders (formerly First Responders)

The Grant Emergency Medical Responders were formed in January, 1998 with eight members. The current roster has six. If you’d like to join, please contact Jerry Reinwand (Chief) at (715) 570-8720 or Rob Mateer (Captain) at (715) 613-0241. You may also email Rob at firstrescaptain@solarus.net. You do not need a medical background, just a dedication for helping your fellow neighbors in times of need.  Your commitment is simply to respond to calls whenever you are available, plus a team meeting the second Monday of each month.  See the group's Facebook page.

Star of Life

Law Enforcement

Portage County Sheriff's Department

Portage County Sheriff's Department

1500 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


Mike Lukas

Phone: (715)346-1400
Email: sheriff@co.portage.wi.us