Manitowish Waters Fire Company

Providing Essential Services with Pride

The City of Manitowish Waters is a small community in northern Wisconsin. In the summer months, the town population swells with resort tourists and temporary residents from around the Midwest who are drawn to Manitowish Waters’ nearby chain of lakes. This new fire station replaces the Town’s obsolete and outdated facility.

The Manitowish Waters Fire Company is one of the last Fire Companies left in the state of Wisconsin. The self-funded Fire Company is staffed by volunteer firefighters that provide the rural community with fire, rescue, and EMS services. Funds to build the new station were raised through a combination of donations and a tax levy.

The exterior of the building is clad in custom precast panels that create random vertical shadows reminiscent of the shade and silhouettes found in a Northwoods forest – juxtaposed by a striking acid green, steel canopy. A fire engine, ATV’s, boats, and ambulance are housed in the buildings four drivethrough apparatus bays. The 10,300 square foot station also includes offices, a training area, kitchen, fitness center, bathrooms, and showers.


Manitowish Waters, WI

Building Type

Fire Station


10,300 SF

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