BFCESD PO Box 417, Birchwood, WI 54817


Rick Oswalt-Town of Birchwood-Absent, Mike Hessling-Town of Cedar Lake-Present, Al Dirkes-Town of Doyle-Present, Scott Spaeth-Town of Edgewater-Absent, Bob Moulette-Town of Long Lake-Absent, Cindy Fairchild-Town of Wilson-Present Dan Wichser–Village of Birchwood-Present


Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:30 PM, BFCESD Building, 280 Edenharter Rd, Birchwood WI.

Approved On: 4-11-2024

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call-See above
  3. Mike Hessling made a motion to approve the Feb 8, 2024 Meeting Minutes as presented, 2nd by Al Dirkes, carried 4-0
  4. Public Input—None
  5. Fire Department Report-See Attached report
  6. Reviewed by Commission-Board doesn’t need to approve Fire or EMS Bylaws etc.
  7. Ambulance Service Report-See Attached report
  8. Mike Hessling made a motion to the purchase of the Braun Ford Ambulance as
    presented by Amb Director-Vince F. for $381,484.06 w/powerload. Discussion was made by board. Vince will be working on grant/funding for powerload which will reduce cost to $318,905.
    Mike Hessling made the motion to go forward with the Purchase, 2nd by Dan Wichser. TOCL-Yes, TOW-Yes, VOB-Yes, TOE- Proxy vote Yes, TOB-Absent 4-0 Carried
  9. BFCESD Auxiliary Report-See Attached Report
  10. Discussion was made regarding
  11. Building Maintenance report
    Ken’s report-Sinz turned in bid for moving Private Hydrant- $45,955.00. Al Dirkes made a motion to NOT purse the moving of the Hydrant, 2nd by Mike Hessling, carried 4-0 Vince’s report-nothing
  12. Tabled until April 11 meeting-Long Term Capital Plan Update-Ken G will be working on getting quote for multi-use vehicle for Fire Dept.
  13. Tabled until April 11 meeting–Discussion on Capital Campaign for new Ambulance
  14. New Business
    TOB-Absent, TOCL-Nothing, TOD-Nothing, TOE-Absent, TOLL-Absent, TOW-Nothing, VOB-Nothing
  15. Mike Hessling made a motion to approve donations of $1000.00 that were received since the last meeting, to the Donor/Tile Acct for $990.00—LL Chamber $240 and $750.00 for Tile. Friends of the BFCESD rec’d $10.00 donation from a cookbook sale, 2nd by Dan Wichser, carried 4-0
  16. Mike Hessling made a motion to approve the Bookkeepers report’s, 2nd by Dan Wichser, carried 4-0
  17. Mike Hessling made a motion to approve Bills as presented for payment MAIN ACCT E-Pay 263-268, CK #’s 8753-8798
    Voided ck # 1089, Friends of BFCESD ACCT ck# 1090,
    CPR Training acct CK# 1091, 2nd by Al Dirkes, carried 4-0
  18. Review Correspondence
    Copies of signed documents from Wintrust and Hinsdale Bank & Trust Co for EMS Paramedic Billing Service.
  19. Commissioners Input
    TOB-Rick Oswalt-Absent
    TOCL-Mike Hessling-Nothing, Appreciated Al for stepping up and running the meetings etc.
    TOD-Al Dirkes-Nothing
    TOE-Scott Spaeth-Absent
    TOLL-Bob Moulette-Absent
    TOW-Cindy Fairchild-Nothing
    VOB-Dan Wichser-Thanked Vince F for the specs on the new ambulance, thanked Ken G for the detailed Fire SOG’s
  20. Mike Hessling made a motion to Adjourn @ 7:26 p.m., 2nd by Dan Wichser, carried 4-0

The BFCESD Office is handicap accessible. If you have special needs regarding attendance please call
715 354 3003.

A quorum of board members from each municipality may be present. No actions will be taken by any participating governmental body other than those stated in this notice.

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