Future of the Fire Department

Moving the Fire Department Forward

Village officials and the Village Board continue to study and discuss options to continue to provide the highest level of Fire and Emergency Medical Services to our residents, businesses, and institutions. Discussions and studies are underway to determine the best way to move the Fire Department forward in a time when many Fire and EMS departments including the Thiensville Fire Department continue to have challenges recruiting and retaining volunteers and paid-on-call employees and municipalities face current and future budget constraints.

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Ozaukee County Communities Complete Phase I Feasibility

Analysis of Fire & EMS Service Sharing Opportunities

Following an eight-month study of potential service-sharing opportunities across nine (9) paid on-call fire departments in Ozaukee County, the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF)  released a report outlining the results of its independent analysis. The report, entitled First Response: Addressing Fire & Emergency Medical Service Challenges in Ozaukee County, represents a Phase I feasibility analysis on behalf of the ten separate jurisdictions that initiated the review. Participating communities included the Cities of Cedarburg, Mequon and Port Washington, the Towns of Belgium and Cedarburg, the Villages of Fredonia, Grafton, Saukville and Thiensville, and Waubeka. 

Press Release

Full Report

Report Brief

Policy Forum Presentation Minutes May 3, 2021

Open House Minutes June 7, 2021

Annual Reports