The next step in the process intended to upgrade facilities for the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department happens Tuesday night at annual town meetings in the department’s coverage area. On April 5th, a majority of voters in each of the towns supported the advisory referendum calling for a $2.8 million facilities upgrade with the capability of housing a Door County ambulance in Brussels. The votes taken at the annual town meetings will seal the deal. The times and locations are as follows…
Town of Brussels – 7PM – Brussels Community Center
Town of Union – 6:30PM – Union Community center
Town of Gardner – 6PM – Southern Door school library
Supporters of the plan say an affirmative vote will keep good volunteers working for citizen safety, improve training, recruitment and retention of firefighters and first responders, provide for better response times to emergencies to all towns in the coverage area, keep a Door County Ambulance in the “BUG” Fire Station for the next 50 years, and, address the physical space, training, building code, and, safety needs of the fire stations.