By Tim Kowols
The call volume goes down during the late fall and winter months in Door County, but volunteer firefighters hope there is more interest in joining their departments. Summer temptations disappearing make it easier for potential recruits to commit to the trainings and meetings required to become a volunteer firefighter in the county. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the time after Fall Fest and Memorial Day is the perfect time to get extra work in and avoid the times of the year when people are very busy.
Hecht says regardless of age and gender, people should not underestimate their worth to a volunteer fire department and their community. You can contact your local volunteer fire department to learn more about how you can become a member.