Both Wisconsin Dells area fire departments stress there is always room for more firefighters to assist when the pager goes off and firefighters must rush to the scene to assist those in need.
Delton Fire Department currently has 27 out of 35 spots filled while Kilbourn Fire Department has 30 out of 36 spots filled on its roster. While fire officials say that might be enough to keep normal operations at bay when an emergency comes up, more individuals are needed to reduce the demanding load on current firefighters. This creates more balance between working a full-time job, family and other commitments they might have, especially in a busy tourist area like Wisconsin Dells.
“We like to have more (firefighters) because we are a busy fire department and there is a lot of calls and requests for service that come in,” said Darren Jorgenson, Delton Fire Department’s fire chief.