Chief’s Spring Message
Spring is finally here! Hopefully you changed your smoke detector and CO monitor batteries when we changed the clocks forward. Be sure to have one on every level of your home and remember to practice your family’s fire safety plan.
We started out the year with one of the busiest months ever. We received our new fire engine (324) that replaced one that was 25 years old and it is in service! Visit our Facebook page to see pictures!
Hopefully we can soon start to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the Covid -19 vaccines. Department personnel are finishing getting their second shot. We encourage everyone to get the vaccine. We are still keeping our station closed to non-essential personnel only until our medical director says it is safe. We hope to open up to the public very soon to again host CPR classes and participate in events.
We hope that everyone is staying healthy by practicing social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings and making the best of this difficult time.
You may have read in the newspaper that we are working with the Wisconsin Policy Forum to look at the department’s needs for the future; specifically, a new fire station. This is the first step in developing a plan to make sure we are positioned to meet the community’s growth and future needs.
With warm weather around the corner, I have a few reminders to share; please be careful while grilling and away from any structures. Be sure to update your emergency kit with fresh water, flashlights and batteries, a first aid kit, extra food or snacks, a battery-operated weather radio and make sure your cell phone is charged.
We are always seeking members to fill our firefighting ranks but, even more so, to help us in EMS, especially Paramedics. Recognizing we are still volunteer; the need to find interested individuals remains a major goal of our organization in order to continue to provide outstanding service to our residents and businesses.
Thank you and have an enjoyable and safe spring!