The Monona Volunteer Fire Department is operated through a cooperation of the City of Monona and Monona Rural Board. The all-volunteer department is pleased to have celebrated over 110 years of service to the community and is proud of its state-of-the-art facility constructed a few years ago which houses the Monona Fire Department and the MFL Ambulance Service.
There are approximately 27 active members in the department which meets twice a month for business meetings and training. Of the 27 members, 14 are Hazmat-certified, 12 are Firefighter I-certified, and 4 are Firefighter II-certified. The membership also includes two certified Firefighter Instructors.
Officers include: Fire Chief Daryl Schlein, Assistant Fire Chief Dave Smith, Captain Kurt Gerdes, Safety Officer Todd Balekos, Medical Officer Mark Willems, Training Officer Steve Haberichter, Purchasing/Supply Officer Tony Mueller, and Public Relations Officer Dan Havlicek.