The Board of Fire Commissioners (formerly the Police & Fire Commission) consists of 5 citizens, three of which constitute a quorum. The first five commissioners are appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the Common Council between the last Monday in April and the first Monday in May. Staff includes the fire chief.
The members of the Board of Fire Commissioners hold office for one, two, three, four, or five years respectively. All aspects of 62.13, Wisconsin Statutes or successor statutes shall apply to the Board of Fire Commissioners
The commission is responsible for hiring, firing, and discipline of the Fire Department members. The city retains authority over final budgets, labor negotiations, and compensation
Citizen members are compensated at $20 per meeting
View Chapter 1, Section 1.14 of the municipal code for more information