The Town of LaGrange requires a burning permit to set fire upon any land in the Town, except for the purpose of warming the person or cooking food, without first obtaining a permit, unless the fire is contained in an approved container.

The Lauderdale LaGrange Fire Department has made it very easy to obtain a burning permit from your home. From your computer or smart phone, go to the Fire Department website, Home – Lauderdale La-Grange Fire Department (llfd.org), click on burning permit and complete the form. Print and follow the steps to notify authorities that you will be burning on your property.

2023 Launch fees

The 2023 boat launch fees will remain $5 daily or $30 for the annual pass. Looking to obtain an annual $30 pass? Please send $30 to the LaGrange Town clerk (Crystal Hoffmann) at P.O. Box 359, Whitewater, WI 53190. Thank you

The fee for commercial installers/users is $500.

Donations to the Fire Department

We have had several people ask how to donate to our Training Facility Project in lieu of the Steak Fry.

Any Donations can be sent directly to:

Lauderdale LaGrange Fire Department

W6080 HWY 12

Whitewater WI 53190

Thank You all for your Continued Support and we will keep you updated on our progress!!

Stay Safe,

Chief Nelson

A Letter from Chief Nelson regarding the Steak Fry

To Our LLFD Supporters, We hope this message finds you healthy and enjoying your summer. As most of you know, for the last 27 years, the second Saturday in August has marked our Steak Fry Fundraiser. Your continued support of this event has allowed us to purchase A LOT of lifesaving equipment over the years. Unfortunately, this year, we have made the tough decision to cancel this event due to the Covid Outbreak. The decision was not an easy one, but we feel it is in the best interest of everyone to not hold a large gathering at this time.

The proceeds from the 2020 Steak Fry were slated to help complete our new training center that is being constructed on the new town property across the road from the Fire Department. The proceeds from our spring dance (which we also had to cancel) were going to be used to purchase the needed shipping containers for the project. These containers and shipping to our location were about $12,000. Even though the dance did not happen, YOU came through in a big way with your donations and we were able to raise enough funds to purchase the needed shipping containers to start our project!! THANK YOU!!!!

Over the next few months department members will work to get the 7 – 40 foot containers set in place and start the construction of the burn rooms and other items. We anticipate to invest another $20,000 or so in the development of the containers. When completed, this facility will allow us to hold live burns in a controlled environment, as well as give us a place to practice search and rescue, roof ventilation, rope rescue, down firefighter rescue techniques, fire sprinkler operation, ladder work and even some space for our Emergency Medical Technicians to sharpen skills in patient handling in confined spaces. The construction of this will be completed by the skilled and dedicated members of the LLFD at the same pay rate they receive for all training and calls. That’s right. FOR FREE. This department would not be what it is without our dedicated volunteers.

As we navigate through these uncharted waters, we hope that you and your family stay healthy. Our LLFD family is trying to do the same so that we can be there 24-7 to answer your call for help when we are called upon. Please mark your calendar for August 14, 2021 for our next steak fry and we hope to see you all there!!!

We Thank You again for your past and future support, Dave Nelson, Fire ChiefLauderdale LaGrange Fire Department

Boating safety classes canceled for 2020


Attention: Lauderdale Lakes Community 

MEMO: Cancelation of LLLEP June Boating Safety Classes 

This letter is a written notification that as of today (May 27th, 2020) our Lauderdale Lakes Law Enforcement Patrol June Boating Safety Classes for 2020 will be canceled at the LaGrange Town Hall.  After communication with the Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources and in response to the ongoing Health issues surrounding COVID-19 the decision to cancel both of the June Boating Safety Classes has been made in the interest of protecting Instructors, Parents, and Students enrolled in these classes.  Notification will be made to all students currently enrolled in the safety classes and this letter serves as notice to our lake community members of the cancelation due to the unfortunate situation ongoing. 

Provided here is the website link for Parents, Students, or Community Members to enroll in the online boating safety course option for certification in WI.  This website also provides the opportunity to obtain a DNR Customer Identification Number online which will be needed for course enrollment.  

Online Boating Safety Course: 


Our Lauderdale Lakes Law Enforcement Patrol Boating Instructors look forward to working with students in the future when it is safe for all to resume instruction in a classroom setting in person. 


Lauderdale Lakes Law Enforcement Patrol 

From the Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Department

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak (COVID-19) burning permits through the Lauderdale La-Grange Fire Department are now ONLY available by telephone. Please call 262-812-7577 and follow the recorded prompts for instruction. This process will be in effect until further notice.

Chief Dave Nelson