The Oak Creek Fire/Rescue District is a combination department that serves nearly 3,000 citizens. Its Fire Corps team was created in early 2011 and currently has six members ranging in age from 16 to over 70.

Decked out in Fire Corps gear supplied by donations, volunteers respond to calls to assist with firefighter rehab and refilling air bottles. The team has its own rehab truck known as Squad 8-1, which is outfitted to meet the needs of first responders, carrying water, Gatorade, energy bars, a compressor for refilling bottles, and secondary rescue gear for accident victim vehicle extraction. 

Volunteers also provide manpower and logistics management at a variety of local events including fishing derbies, fairs, and festivals. They have been certified by the state as flaggers for traffic control, and each volunteer is certified in CPR.

The Oak Creek Fire Corps team also assists the department with public education and fire prevention. Volunteers participated in safety demonstrations, installed smoke alarms for vulnerable residents, and worked with the Fire/Rescue Department to organize a September 11 remembrance ceremony with all of the trucks draped in black, an arrangement of gear, and a memorial wreath on display. There was also an orchestrated moment of silence and a siren to mark when the Twin Towers fell.

For more information on the Oak Creek Fire Corps Program, contact Steve Strickler at 970-736-2605 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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