Great Divide Ambulance Service
Cable is the home of the Great Divide Ambulance Service. Great Divide Ambulance is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Paramedic Level Provider Ambulance Service with Critical Care Endorsement. We proudly serve the Townships of Cable, Drummond, Grandview, and Namakagon in Bayfield County. This represents a Service Area of approximately350 square miles, encompassing Area Lakes, National Forest Lands, Snowmobile, Hiking, and Biking Trails. Our Station Headquartered are located at 43555 US Highway 63 and house all our Providers there and 6 Ambulances 24-7.
Great Divide was founded by the Local Cable Area Lions Club in 1971 who realized the need for immediate emergency response to this remote wilderness Region. The Lions Club continues to support the Service to this day. Great Divide has a strong history of Community Members who have taken training and staffed the Ambulance to come to the aid of neighbors and visitors to our Region. In 2003, Great Divide became the first Basic Ambulance Service in Wisconsin to earn a Paramedic Level License by staffing hybrid teams of Paramedics and EMTs. Operating at this level is a huge responsibility that we take very seriously.
We have enjoyed the continued support of our communities. Great Divide Crews are available for emergency response 24-7 through 911 activation out of Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department in Washburn. The Service also provides Emergent and Non-Emergent Interhospital Transports and Critical Care Transports.
All of us at Great Divide encourage you to enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities our Area offers. We also encourage you to be safe and operate all motorized and non-motorized vehicles and boats with caution and responsibility.
Great Divide emergent response is initiated by dialing 911.
Non-emergent contact: (715) 413-0745
Office: (715) 413-0406
Bayfield County Sheriff at (715) 373-6120
Great Divide Ambulance Board Members:
President Royden Bloom, Town of Drummond
Jack McGregor, Town of Namakagon
Jack Iverson, Town of Grand View
Kyle Weber, Town of Cable
Ron Gran, Cable Lion’s Club