By Tim Kowols
Fire departments across the Northern Door County received a boost in recruits recently when 23 students graduated from Emergency Medical Response training. As volunteer fire departments across the country struggle with staffing, the program held in Northern Door County addressed the critical shortage of first responders in the area. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department alone received eight new recruits from the program, which Fire Chief Chris Hecht says he hopes only grows from there.
Hecht hopes the positive experiences from this year’s graduating class turns into good word of mouth to help the county’s fire departments grow even more over time.