The Marathon City Fire Department began providing fire and rescue services in 1902. In 1992 the department expanded and began providing emergency medical service. The Village of Marathon is the primary coverage area for the department, but services are also extended to the towns of Cassel, Emmet, Marathon, Rib Falls, and Stettin.
The fire department has always been community focused with dedicated volunteer members with a deep commitment to the Village of Marathon City and the surrounding community where its volunteers all live, work, and raise their families. In 2010, construction was completed on a new village fire station. The station currently houses six fire trucks and an off-road 6-wheel ATV. The new facility has room for additional equipment and training apparatus. The fire station allows the department to effectively train for and operate its fire and rescue services. The building also serves the community through fire education programs and hosts various community events.
The current department roster includes 31 fire and EMS personnel. Area residents or individuals that work in village that have an interested in joining the department as either a fire fighter or EMT should fill out an application from the Village Hall located at 311 Walnut Street or contact Chief Michael Tylinski, at 715-443-2221.