OFFICERS    
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Daryl Rausch Daryl Rausch Fire Chief Chief Rausch has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since January 14, 2002. He has been the Fire Chief since January 24, 2005 and is responsible for the overall direction and managment of the department. Chief Rausch previously served the Monroe Fire Department as Fire prevention Officer, and Deputy Fire Chief. Prior to coming to Monroe, Chief Rausch served with Fire Departments in Nebraska and Iowa since 1980, most recently as Chief of the Guttenberg (Iowa) Fire Department. Chief Rausch is a nationally certified Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, EMS First Responder and Fire Department Safety Officer. Additionally, he holds certifictions in Iowa and Wisconsin as a Firefighter II, Driver Operator, Aerial Operator, and Fire Inspector II. He is a current participant in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program. He currently serves as an adjunct instructor, is a course developer and teaches fire department management classes nationwide for the National Fire Academy of Emmitsburg, Maryland, and also teaches certification classes for Blackhawk Technical College. Chief Rausch also serves as a state representative on the Wisconsin Fire Service Certification board and monitors state certification testing at community colleges and department test sites. Chief Rausch and his wife Gail have two adult daughters and six grandchildren and recently became proud great-grandparents for the first time. In their spare time, they enjoy motorcycle touring and spoiling their grandkids
Lane Heins Lane Heins Deputy Chief Lane has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since September 14, 1999. Previously to joining the department, he has served on the Platteville Fire Department. Lane is currently the Deputy Chief / Fire Prevention Officer. He is responsible for the inspections of all commercial occupancies within the City of Monroe, Monroe and Clarno Townships. Lane also provides fire prevention presentations to schools, businesses and civic groups. He is also responsible for creating pre-plans for the department. He is also an adjunct instructor for Blackhawk Technical College. Lane is also a member of the First Response Team. Lane is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator,Aerial Operator, Instructor I & II, Inspector I, Fire Officer II, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Investigator and EMT.
Alan Rufer Alan Rufer Division Chief of Training Alan is a 20 year veteran of the fire service and has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since May 5, 1993. Alan is currently the Division Chief of training and is a former President of M.A.B.A.S. Division 105. Alan’s formal education includes a B.S. in Public Administration and a MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Development. In addition Alan is currently certified as a Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector, Incident Safety Officer, Aerial Operator, Motor Pump Operator, and Firefighter I & II. Alan also works with Blackhawk Technical College – Janesville, WI., in the training and testing of Firefighters.
Chuck Montgomery Chuck Montgomery Division Chief of Apperatus Chuck has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since August 15, 1990. Chuck is currently the Division Chief of Apperatus. He is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all apparatus and equipment. Chuck is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, Fire Officer I, First Responder and Incident Safety Officer.
Thomas Burkhalter Thomas Burkhalter Captain Tom has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since October 30, 2001. Tom is currently the Captain of Training. He is also apart of the First Response Team and Safety Committee. Tom is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, Instructor 1, First Responder and Incident Safety Officer.
Nick Bartels Nick Bartels Captain Nick has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since June 31, 2004. Prior to joining the fire department, Nick had served on the Juda and Browntown Fire Departments. Nick is currently a Lieutenant of Apparatus and is also on the First Response Team. Nick also serves as the secretary of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Fighters Inc. Nick was one of the four department firefighter that assisted with the operations in Louisiana after hurricane Katrina. Nick is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator and First Response.
Eric Welty Eric Welty Captain Eric has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since August 15, 1990. Eric is currently a Captain of Safety. He is responsible for training all of the member of the First Response Team and maintaining the records. Eric is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, an EMT, Incident Safety Officer, Instructor I and Fire Officer I.
Chad Pfund Chad Pfund Lieutenant Chad has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since September 14, 1999. Chad is currently a Lieutenant of Apparatus,First Response Team and Training Division Chad is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, First Responder, Fire Officer 1, Instructor 1 and Incident Safety Officer.
Rick Wyss Rick Wyss Lieutenant Rick has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since September 14, 1999. Rick is currently a Lieutenant of Apparatus, a member of the First Response Team and safety committee. Rick is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, First Responder, and Incident Safety Officer.
Jared Van Dellen Jared Van Dellen Lieutenant Jared joined the Monroe Fire Department on August 1, 2007. Jared is currently the Lieutenant of the First Response Division. Prior to moving to Monroe, Jared lived in Fulton IL and was a member of their Fire Department and drove for the EMS. Jared lives in Monroe and works for Roth Kase as a truck driver. He also volunteers for Green County EMS as a driver. In his spare time, Jared likes to hunt, fish, go boating and riding snowmobiles.
Father Mike Klarer Father Mike Klarer Chaplin
  FIREFIGHTERS    
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Larry Anderson Larry Anderson Motor Pump Operator Larry has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since September 21, 1987. He has served as a Captain of the department and is currently a motor pump operator. Larry currently holds the following certification: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, and Aerial Operator. Larry is also well know around the states for his extrication classes. He currently still teaches extrication, but is now getting into collaspe and RIT training.
Dustin Andrews Dustin Andrews Firefighter I
Travis Andrews Travis Andrews Motor Pump Operator Travis is one of the six new recruits that has joined the department as of December 1,2008. Travis is currently employed with Monroe Truck Equipment, In his free time, Travis enjoys riding his Harley and hanging out with freinds
Tony Anglin Tony Anglin Motor Pump Operator Tony is one of the six new recruits who has joined the department as of December 1, 2008. In Tony's spare time, he enjoys hunting and spending time with freinds.
Dan Bartelt Dan Bartelt Motor Pump Operator Dan has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since October 30, 2001 Dan is currently a Motor Pump Operator. He is also active in assisting the Prevention Bureau with activities. Dan is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Fire Officer I, and Incident Safety Officer.
Hollis Bausman Hollis Bausman Motor Pump Operator Hollis has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since April 13, 1976. He has served as a Captain of the department and is currently a Motor Pump Operator. Hollis is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, and Aerial Operator.
Scott Blumer Scott Blumer Motor Pump Operator Scott has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since October 30, 2001. Prior to joining the fire department, Scott served on the Monticello Fire Department. Scott is currently a Motor Pump Operator and is also on the First Response Team and Safety Committee. Scott is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, First Responder, EMT, Incident Safety Officer, and Fire Officer I.
Scotty Boss Scotty Boss Honorary Member / Maintenance Assistant
Dan Briggs Dan Briggs Motor Pump Operator Dan has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since June 4, 1994. Dan is currently a Motor Pump Operator. He is also apart of the First Response Team. Dan is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, First Responder, Fire Officer I, Incident safety Officer, and Inspector.
Brandon Butenhoff Brandon Butenhoff Firefighter I
Ryan Cessna Ryan Cessna Firefighter II
Chris Coplien Chris Coplien Firefighter II Chris is one of the six new recruits to join the department as of December 1,2008. Chris is atending Highland Community College for accounting and business. He is also employed by Coplien Painting in Monroe. Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, working and spending time with family and freinds.
Brian Dreikosen Brian Dreikosen Firefighter II Brian has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since October 2, 1997. He was one of the four firefighter form the department that assisted in the operations in Louisiana after hurricane Katrina. Brian is currently certified as a Firefighter I and Firefighter II.
Tim Giasson Tim Giasson Firefighter I
Chris Hammel Chris Hammel Firefighter II Chris has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since April 29, 2003. Chris is currently a Firefighter II. He is also active in assisting the Prevention Bureau with activities. Chris is currently certified as a Firefighter I and Firefighter II. During Chris free time, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and freinds.
Brett Hartwig Brett Hartwig Motor Pump Operator
Tammy Hartwig Tammy Hartwig Firefighter I Tammy has been a member of the Monroe Fire Departmentsince June of 2006. She is employed by Woodford State Bank as the head teller and shazam consultant. Tammy is also employed by the Green Conty Family YMCA as a desk clerk. Tammy plays in the Monroe City Band and enjoys playing league volleyball and camping with her husband. Tammy is certified as a Firefighter I and First Responder. She plans on working towards her EMT license in 2010.
Todd Hasse Todd Hasse Motor Pump Operator Todd has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since March 31, 1987. Todd is currently a MPO. Todd is currently Certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, Instructor, Incident Safety Officer and Fire Officer I. Besides Todds' activity within the department, he has been active in extrication training in the region. He has been an extrication instructor at the Monroe and Tomahawk Fire Schools. Todd has also served as a Great Lakes Regional Extrication Judge at Madison for the past 5 years. In his spare time, Todd is a registered land surveyor in Wisconsin and Illinios. Todd is the owner of Hasse Surveying out of Monroe.
Gene Jacobson Gene Jacobson Motor Pump Operator Gene has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since May 29th, 1979. he is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, and as an Aerial Operator. Gene also served as the President for the Monroe Volunteer Fire Fighters Inc. MVFF is the social group of the Monroe Fire Department. Gene graduated from Monroe High School in 1976. Then graduated from Jackson Area Vocational Technical Institute in 1977 for electrical motor repair and rewinding. Gene is the President of Precision Drive adn Control Inc. PDC employs over 80 personnel in the Wisconsin / Illinios stateline area. He is responsible for the electrical contracting group andthe control automotive group, Gene is a Certified Designer of engineered systems in Wisconsin. He is a certified / licensed Master Electrician in Wisconsin, South Dakota and Iowa. Gene is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractor of Wisconsin Chapter. He curently is the co-chair of the chapter Apprentice committee for the ABC and also serves on hte local Apprentiship committee for Madison Area Technical College and Blackhawk Technical College. Gene is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, national Fire Prevention Association, and also Wisconsin State Firefighters Association, Inc. Gene and his wife Tracy live in Monroe and are the parentes of four children. He enjoys with his family: riding snowmobiles, boating, and riding his Harley.
Andy King Andy King Firefighter II
Kyle Knoll Kyle Knoll Motor Pump Operator Kyle has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since April 29, 2003. Kyle is currently a Motor Pump Operator. Kyle is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Motor Pump Operator.
Andrew Kubly Andrew Kubly Motor Pump Operator Andrew is one of the six nwe recruits to have joined the department as of December 1, 2008. Andrew currently works at Alphorn Ford in Monroe. THen he is not working, Andrew is assisting his parents on the family farm.
Jim Kundert Jim Kundert Firefighter I Jim has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since August 1, 2007. Jim is rejoining the department after moving back to Monore. Jim currently is State Firefighter I certified
Ryan Leistiko Ryan Leistiko Motor Pump Operator Ryan has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since August 2, 1997. He is currently a Motor Pump Operator and a member of the First Response Team. Ryan is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, and First Responder.
Darin Lincicum Darin Lincicum Firefighter II
Tanya Lincicum Tanya Lincicum Firefighter I
Dan Meighan Dan Meighan Firefighter I
Ryan Miesen Ryan Miesen Firefighter I Ryan is one of the six new recruits to join the department on September 6, 2012. Ryan is currently working at Kuhn North America in Brodhead. Ryan enjoys hunting, sports, and spending time with friends and family during his free time.
Photo Not Available... Sean Moroz Firefighter II
Paul Mudgett Paul Mudgett Motor Pump Operator
Andy Romanski Andy Romanski Motor Pump Operator Andy has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since August 15, 1990. Andy is currently a Motor Pump Operator and a member of the First Response Team. Andy is currently certified as Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, and EMT.
Jeff Rufer Jeff Rufer Motor Pump Operator Jeff has been a member of the MonroeFIre Departmetn Since September 11, 1979. Jeff has served on many committees through out the years and was one of the original member of the safety committee. Jeff is also a member of the First Response Team. He is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator,Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I, First Responder, Fire Officer I and Incident Safety Officer. Jeff and his wife Kathy have two boys Andy and Mitchell. In his spare time, you can find Jeff working on SCBA packs or out on the lake fishing.
Ken Rufer Ken Rufer Motor Pump Operator Ken has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since January 14, 1964. Ken has served as the First Assistant Chief and is currently a Motor Pump Operator. Ken is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator and Aerial Operator.
Randy Seffrood Randy Seffrood Firefighter II
Jacob Soden Jacob Soden Firefighter II
Scott Stewart Scott Stewart Motor Pump Operator
Adrian Strothman Adrian Strothman Firefighter I
Robert A Wartenweiler Robert A Wartenweiler Firefighter Robert has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since December 31, 1963. Robert has served as the Fire Chief of the department and currently a firefighter.
Robert W. Wartenweiler Robert W. Wartenweiler Motor Pump Operator Bob has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since October 31, 2000. Prior to joining the department, Bob served on the Argyle Fire Department. Bob is currently a Motor Pump Operator, a member of the First Response Team and safety committee. Bob is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Motor Pump Operator, First Responder and Incident Safety Officer.
Craig Whitaker Craig Whitaker Firefighter II Craig has been a member of the Monroe Fire Department since June 4, 1994. Craig is currently a Firefighter II. Craig is currently certified as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II.
Dan Ziolkowski Dan Ziolkowski Firefighter II Dan is one of six new recruits to join the department as of December 1, 2008. Dan is currently employed with Pro Build in Monroe, working as the center manager. He lives in the City of Monroe with his wife Stephanie and their three children. When Dan is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, hunting, exercising and camping with the family.
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