By Tim Kowols
For the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department, recruiting is a multi-front approach. Like many volunteer fire departments across the country, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove struggles to have enough firefighters ready to go in the case of an emergency. Fire chief Chris Hecht says they are blessed to have multiple generations join the department, but admits they need to do an awful lot to get other volunteers into the fold.
Volunteer fire departments had a sigh relief recently when a first responder class at Gibraltar was almost full, which is relatively rare occurrence.