Welcome to the Stoddard-Bergen Volunteer Fire Department website, where we take pride in our rich history, community impact, and commitment to service.
Our journey began with the incorporation of the Village of Stoddard in 1904. From humble beginnings, our department has grown and evolved alongside our community's needs. In 1943, the Stoddard Fire Department was born, thanks to the generous donation of a truck from a local lumber company. Since then, we've remained steadfast in our mission to provide fire protection for residences, businesses, and beyond.
Over the years, we've expanded our reach and capabilities to better serve our community. In 1978, we joined forces with the Town of Bergen, covering approximately 54 square miles, including part of the Mississippi River. This partnership led to the formation of the Stoddard-Bergen Volunteer Fire Department, marking a new chapter in our history.
In addition to fire protection, we've embraced a holistic approach to community safety. In 1981, we established the Stoddard-Bergen First Responders, providing crucial emergency medical services. Our commitment to education and prevention led us to build a new station in 1989, a home base that still stands proudly today.
But our story isn't just about buildings and equipment—it's about the dedicated individuals who make up our department. With an active roster of 25 members, we're proud to serve as members of various associations, from the Vernon County Fire Mutual Aid Association to the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association. Together, we embody the values of integrity, courage, and community.
We're more than firefighters—we're neighbors, friends, and caregivers. Our commitment to service extends beyond emergencies, as we actively engage with the community through events, outreach programs, and partnerships. We cherish the trust and support of our fellow citizens, and we're honored to be part of the fabric of Stoddard and Bergen.
As you explore our website, we invite you to journey through our history, witness our impact, and join us in our mission to preserve and protect life and property. Together, we can make our community a safer, stronger, and more vibrant place for generations to come.
Thank you for your support and partnership.