From the Chief’s Desk

Motor vehicle accidents can happen anywhere, and they are not limited to just the freeways or busy city streets.  Rural country roads in our area have seen their fair share of car accidents.

While some travelers do slow down as they pass, there are many that do not. As they drive by, many times at unsafe speeds, they more often than not are not paying attention to their complete surroundings, maybe “rubber-necking” to catch a glimpse of what happened or who was involved. This can create a high potential for something bad to happen. There have been many recent videos of such events endangering the lives, or taking the lives, of those working at these scenes.

We as rescuers have learned to place our big red trucks in positions to block continuous traffic from coming too close to emergency personnel working on accident scenes, creating a sort of buffer zone between traffic and people.

Accident scenes have the potential to take up a lot of space as there are the vehicle(s) involved, squad/police cars, fire apparatus, maybe multiple ambulances, command vehicles, possibly a paramedic intercept vehicle, and maybe a tow truck or two. Please, when you come upon an accident scene, first and foremost slow down, move over, and pass with extreme caution. paying attention to driving and those working around the area.

We ALL want to go home to our families at the end of the call.

 The weather alert sirens/tornado sirens in the town have been recently repaired and updated as they were found to be inoperable last fall when being tested.

They are fully functional once again. Moving forward, these sirens will be activated on a regular basis, which will be the first Saturday of the month beginning April 6, 2024. They will be activated at 1:00pm and this will happen year-round, unless inclement weather is present.

 The Town has two sirens, one located on the east end of Little Kohler (the intersection of Kohler Road and County Road H) and the other one is located just north of Waubeka (the intersection of Fairway Drive and County Road H).

 Upcoming Department & Community Events

  • April 27, 2024 – Waubeka Fire Department Brat Fry at Big Joe’s, 10am-2pm
  • May 19, 2024 – Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Waubeka Fire Station, 8am-Noon
  • June 9, 2024 – Flag Day
  • August 17, 2024 – Waubeka Fire Department 125th Anniversary Celebration

 If you are ambitious, motivated and interested in learning new life-saving skills, plus want to meet new people in and around your community, then the Waubeka Fire Department could be for you!

We are looking for energetic individuals who want to be part of a safety driven team, who want to be engaged in something worthwhile and who want to be involved in something extraordinary!

We know time is valuable and we are capable of working with various schedules to accommodate eager individuals who are able to volunteer their time. All schooling is provided for so there are no out-of-pocket costs. There is also a retirement benefit (SAP) and a stipend program for those individuals who attend calls and practices. We have the equipment, all we need is you!! Don’t just live in your community, LIVE in your community!

Please visit our website today to learn more.