Often surveys confirm what people already believe. That's certainly the case with a recent survey of Walworth County fire and EMS officials and municipal government leaders. The surveys returned in late October reveal that public safety is expensive, complicated and struggling to change. Darien Fire Chief Justin Schenke acknowledged that many of the issues raised in the survey aren't new. Paying for services, finding and keeping volunteers, the advisability of consolidation—all those issues have been mulled for years in Walworth County. “We're kind of in an awkward stage of growth, kind of like an adolescence,” Schenke said of the fire and EMS services in Walworth County.