Barron County's Shortage
According to Barron County Emergency Services, approximately 25% of 2016's dispatched first responder calls occurred in areas with a community based first responder service. This leaves over 3,000 calls further from emergency medical help.
A New Initiative
In an effort to bridge that gap, a new Sponsor a Responder program has been launched. Through varied levels of support, starting as low as $100, residents, businesses, and other organizations can help provide training, equipment, insurance and more.