Volunteer firefighters could get boost from budget

Volunteer firefighters in Door and Kewaunee Counties could be seeing a little extra money come their way if a bill is approved by the Wisconsin Legislature. The recently proposed BRAVE Act would give volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel an annual $300 tax credit in their first five years, a number that would double in each subsequent year after that. The hope is the tax credit would help recruitment efforts for rural, volunteer departments that have seen the average age climb to nearly 60 years old according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief  Chris Hecht says anything that can be done to help departments recruit more members is welcomed.

The bipartisan bill could have a tremendous impact statewide since more than 90 percent of Wisconsin’s departments are volunteer-driven according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Search Our Site

Current Weather




How concerned are you that the Delta variant numbers will continue to increase?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Birthday Club

Sports Poll

What should the Packers do with Aaron Rodgers?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma


Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.

Get the latest updates for Big Deals delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.