By Tim Kowols
Volunteer fire departments in Door County work hard to make sure they do not have to send their members to Green Bay every time they want to learn something new. Departments routinely have trainings sessions as they drill seasonal emergencies that may occur and have trained instructors and relationships with technical colleges to cover at least some of their classroom work. Gibraltar Fire Department recently completed the State Certification Firefighter 1 course for many of its members, something Fire Chief and class instructor Jerrad Anderson says is good to have close to home.
Anderson says like many volunteer departments, they are happy with the people they have but are always looking for more people to serve their community as firefighters.