The Onalaska Fire Department provides friendly and professional assistance in times of emergency. Members responded to structure fires, medical emergencies, lake rescues, vehicle accidents, brush fires, hazardous materials incidents, life flight landing assist, and mutual aid to other fire departments.
Fire Department operating expenses come from voluntary donations from citizens through the BBQ & Auction in April and a letter mail-out in the fall. Funds are also received from the City of Onalaska, from Polk County Commissioners, Texas Forest Service grants and federal grants. The department is very pleased with the support it receives from the community.