Town of Shelby - La Crosse County Wisconsin

Town of Shelby Fire Department Est. 1957


COVID Hotline: 800-451-1954 This hotline is for individuals that need assistance with food delivery, prescription pickup, and wellness checkups.


Please call dispatch before you burn at: (608)785-5942 to get up-to-date information on burn bans. 


The Shelby Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder services. We provide fire safety inspection and education to the Town of Shelby, Town of Greenfield (the Western portion, including St. Joseph Ridge). Our Fire Chief and 45 volunteer fire fighters and first responders provide round-the-clock protection.


Burn Permits for brush burning along with Fire Ring Permits are available online. There are no permit fees.

Fire Ring Permit Application
Fireworks Application 
Burning Brush Permit Application

Town of Shelby Fire Truck

Fire Chief

Interim Chief -Tony Holinka
Shelby Fire Station
2801 Ward Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
Email Shelby Fire Chief
Non-emergency phone
608-788-1032, Ext 4

Fire Department Officers

Captain/ Interim Asst. Chief - Travis Proksch
Captain - Tim Candahl
Lieutenant - Jesse Smith
Lieutenant - Daren Schieldt
Lieutenant - Paul McGettigan
Lieutenant - Travis Wills
EMS Officer - Kate Holinka
Health & Safety Officer - Kerrie Salm