Join us as we rock out to our favorite local band, 5th Gear and raise funds for our volunteer fire department. $10 suggested minimum donation gets you in the door and enters you into a drawing for numerous prizes!
Meet some of your local volunteers and help us get our hands on new Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) used to provide us respiratory protection from toxic environments. Funds raised will also go towards purchasing other non-budgeted equipment and training.
Join Poynette / Dekorra Fire & EMS, Poynette Police Department, the Columbia County Sheriff's Department, and Columbia County Drug Education & Enforcement to understand and engage in conversation related to drug awareness and trends that are currently in our community.
This program is an open-invite for anyone in our area looking to gain more knowledge about our current drug state and understand signs to watch for when drugs may be affecting someone you care about.
Please help us spread the word!
Well folks, looks like we’re in for a bit of a mess. Please keep your ears and eyes on local weather reports and travel conditions. And please, venture out only if you need to. A warm, dry home is the best place to be during these storms.
Ice Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
1245 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018
...Freezing Rain Event Monday Afternoon Through Tuesday...
.An extended period of freezing rain may lead to significant
icing for areas north of a line from Lone Rock to Columbus to
Sheboygan. An ice storm warning is now in effect for that area.
Lower amounts of ice, but still hazardous, will occur over
Washington, Dane and Iowa counties...therefore a winter weather
advisory has been issued for those counties.
The icy conditions will occur in waves as repeated rounds of
freezing rain move through the area during this roughly 24 hour
The maximum icing will occur on the north side of a front that is
forecast to set up across south central and southeast Wisconsin
Monday and Tuesday. Any shift in the front will lead to a change
in forecast ice accumulations.
...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM CST
* WHAT...Significant icing expected. Total ice accumulations of
one quarter to one half of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of east central, south central and southeast
* WHEN...From 3 PM Monday to 6 PM CST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely
due to the ice. Travel will be dangerous and nearly impossible.
Snow is coming. Raise your right hand and repeat after me ... “I will be smart, I will drive slow, I will keep all 4 tires on the ground”
There, now was that so hard?! 🤣🤣
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
including dur...ing the morning commute on Friday. Total snow
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7
inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Sauk, Columbia, Iowa and Dane County.
* WHEN...6 PM today to 6 PM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Hey folks! A local firefighter is on the road to recovery after a scary incident over the weekend. We wish Firefighter Sabol all the best for a speedy recovery.
Remember, our responders are your neighbors, friends, and family. They have loved ones waiting for their safe return.
Please, slow down. Please, move over.
Chief Darren Jorgenson of the Delton Fire Department says the 13-year firefighter is lucky to be alive and he wants to remind motorists that it is critically important to practice safe driving around emergency scenes and construction zones.
2017 Community Service Award
We are honored to announce this year's Community Service Award recipient is Belco Vehicle Solutions LLC.
Belco has been a strong supporter of our department's daytime staffing. During their working hours, they allow members of their staff to respond to our pages for Fire & EMS. This means members working at Belco drop everything they are doing when the pager goes off, requiring the remaining staff at Belco to pitch in and cover tasks until they ...return. Allowing this for our department made quite a positive impact on our daytime response and, at times, is the difference between us getting the rigs out or not. We humbly acknowledge the sacrifice made by the Belco team to help us respond and are grateful for their continued commitment to our staffing.
In addition, Belco assists us with many of our services' needs for our Fire Trucks and Ambulances. Their strong background in first response has made them a vital resource for us in recommending appropriate equipment for our needs.
To Tony, Ben, and the entire team at Belco Vehicle Solutions LLC, thank you so much for your loyal support of our organization and thank you for being strong, positive contributors to not only the community of Poynette, but the first responders community as a whole!
2017 Annual Banquet Awards were held on 1/13 at the Owls Nest.
5 Year Service Award - Amber Hahn, Jeff Hawley
20 Year Service Award - Jeremy Hathaway, Brian Reigel...
25 Year Service Award - Larry Falk, TJ Struck
Pepto Award - Brad Buckingham
Coverall Award - Scotty Phillips
Save Pins - Josh Zaring, Brad Buckingham, Brittany Johnson, Scotty Phillips, Connor Anderson, Jeff Hawley, Carie Myers
Community Service Award - Belco
2017 Firefighter of the Year - Chief Jim Tomlinson
2017 EMT of the Year - Hailey Snyder
Thank you to all our volunteers and their familiar, our Fire Commission members, Sherri Knuteson, the businesses who provide a great amount of support.
And a big thank you the team at Owl’s Nest for a wonderful evening.
The tally is in! 52 donations at yesterday’s drive.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to donate, especially those of you who had a long wait to donate due to all our walk-ins. You guys are amazing!
And special love to our very own Hailey Jewel Snyder for coordinating our 2nd successful drive....
Keep on donating folks. We’ll keep you posted on our next drive date.
Blood Drive today at the Fire Station, 11a to 4p. Walk-ins welcome til 3p.
If you’re donating today, save some time by completing your rapid pass prior to donating.
And don’t forget your donor card or photo id.
39 confirmed appointments already! Call today to secure your spot or show up that day ... doesn’t matter to us, so long as we see your smiling face!
Help us save lives - give blood at our next Blood Drive!
Top 5 reasons to donate:
5. Kick start your New Year weight loss plan. One donation = 1 pound down!
4. Free long-sleeved t-shirt for everyone who shows up to donate!...
3. There's snacks when you're done!
2. Tours of the station for anyone interested!
1. Save up to 3 lives in less than 1 hour!
We'll see you next Tuesday!