Cable is the home of one of three Bases for the Great Divide Ambulance Service. Great Divide is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Paramedic Level Provider with Critical Care Endorsement proudly serving the Townships of Cable, Drummond, Grandview, and Namakagon in Bayfield County and the Townships of Marengo, Town of Ashland, White River, Gordon and Shanagolden in Ashland County. This represents a Service Area of approximately 698 square miles, encompassing Area Lakes, National Forest Lands, Snowmobile, Hiking & Biking Trails.
Great Divide was founded by the Local Cable Area Lions Club in 1971 who realized the need for immediate 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 and 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 Sheriffs Department in Washburn. The Service also provides Emergent and Non Emergent Interhospital Transfers and Critical Care Transports. Our non emergent phone number is 715.798.3254 at our Business Office, however we can always be reached immediately through Bayfield County Sheriff at 715.373.6120.
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 with caution and responsibility. Please, be safe.
Great Divide emergent response is initiated by dialing 911.
Our non emergent contact is 715.798.3254.