In my job as a 911/dispatcher, I interact with many police and fire agencies. I have started a series by placing a cache near the fire stations to honor the many volunteer and paid departments I have the privilege to dispatch on a daily basis.
The Town of Menasha, Wisconsin, Fire Department was organized in 1938 as a joint volunteer department with the Town of Neenah, Wisconsin, to provide fire emergency response to the citizens of both communities. The two departments separated in 1980 at which time the Town of Menasha Board of Supervisors became the governing body of the Town of Menasha Fire Department and is responsible for maintaining the mission statement and all policies governing the department. Although the Town of Menasha Fire Department is now a combination Full Time/Paid On Call department, the spirit and foundation of voluntarism continues to drive the organization forward.