It has been reported that residents in and around Mount Horeb have been receiving letters from a non-profit called the Volunteers Firefighter Alliance asking residents for money donations to assist with recruitment efforts. The letters are boldly titled “Mount Horeb Area Volunteer Firefighter Drive.” While the fire department is not specifically referenced, the letter is drafted in such a way as to make it appear that the Volunteers Firefighter Alliance is affiliated with the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department. The Mount Horeb Joint Fire Department conducts its own fundraising and recruitment efforts and is in no way affiliated with the Volunteers Firefighter Alliance nor has it been contacted now, or in the past by the Volunteers Firefighter Alliance about potential volunteers or funding for recruitment efforts. Please use caution when making donations and contact the department to whom you wish to make a donation directly if you have questions or concerns about documents you have received in the mail.
The Mount Horeb Joint Fire Department appreciates your support and can be contacted directly at 608 437 5571 if you are interested in volunteering or wish to make a donation.
A copy of the letter is attached here for reference
Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department
The mission of the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service is to contribute to the maintenance of the quality of life within our territory, and, when requested, any other appropriate jurisdictions, through the provision of basic life support emergency medical service, rescue, fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials control services, public fire and EMS education and special services to all who live, visit, work, invest or travel through here, or wherever we are called to serve.
The Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service is proud to offer protection and service to the Villages of Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds, and the Townships of Blue Mounds, Cross Plains, Perry, Primrose, Springdale, and Vermont; all in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department proudly protects 13,000 people living in an area of 132 square miles. In 2015 we responded to 952 EMS calls and 268 fire calls. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily rural area. Our department has around 65 members with many serving on both the EMS and Fire.
Chief of Department ERIC Brinkmann
120 South First Street, Mount Horeb, WI, 53572
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