Chief Darren Jorgenson joined the fire service in 2003 as a firefighter. In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant and later that same year to Captain. In 2010 he was appointed as Fire Chief and then in 2014 that position became full-time with the added duties of Emergency Management Director. Chief Jorgenson served as a police officer for 12 years with assignments to include Field Training Officer, Drug Task Force, Honor Guard, and SWAT. Chief Jorgenson is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Inspector, Rope Rescue Tech Two, Fire Officer One, Emergency Services Instructor, and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Chief Jorgenson is an active member of the Lake Delton Rope Rescue Team and the Delton Fire Honor Guard Team. Chief Jorgenson received the Captain Jerry Sobojinski Peer Award five times and the Lieutenant Ricky Sobojinski Spirit Award one time. In his spare time, Chief Jorgenson enjoys the company of his loving wife Carly and daughters Isabella and Lillian. Chief Jorgenson strongly believes that, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Deputy Chief James Bowen joined the fire service in 2004 as a firefighter.  In 2006 he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2010 he was again promoted to Deputy Chief.  Deputy Chief Bowen’s responsibilities include overseeing department safety procedures, payroll, personnel, communications, fire prevention, fire investigations, and training.  Deputy Chief Bowen is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Inspector.  In 2013 Deputy Chief Bowen was the recipient of the William Cole Chief’s Award, has the distinguished recognition of being DFD’s Top Responder for six years, the recipient of the Captain Jerry Sobojinski Peer Award one time, the Lieutenant Ricky Sobojinski Spirit Award four times, and during his first year was awarded the Rookie of the Year.  In his free time, Deputy Chief Bowen enjoys spending time with his supportive wife Danielle and children Haley, Noah, and Layla.  

Deputy Chief Kenneth Harding (Interim) joined the fire service in 2002 as a firefighter. In 2007 he was promoted to Lieutenant, later that same year promoted to Captain, and then in 2010 promoted to Deputy Chief. Captain Harding resigned to pursue a fire career in Arizona but missed DFD so much he returned a year later and in 2013 was promoted to Lieutenant, in 2015 promoted to Captain of the Rescue Department, and in 2017 appointed Deputy Chief of Operations. Deputy Chief Harding is responsible for the apparatus and equipment of the fire department. Deputy Chief Harding is State Certified Firefighter Two, Rope Rescue Tech 3, Fire Inspector, and Fire Officer One. Deputy Chief Harding is active on the Lake Delton Rope Rescue Team and the Delton Fire Honor Guard Team. Deputy Chief Harding received the Captain Jerry Sobojinski Peer Award one time, the Lieutenant Ricky Sobojinski Spirit Award two times, was the Top Responder one time, and during his first year he received the Rookie of the Year award. Deputy Chief Harding is a small business owner and enjoys spending time with his wife Rosa, children Adam and Eden, and grandson Alexander.

Captain Jason Preissel joined the fire service in 2005 as a firefighter. In 2008 he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2013 was promoted to Engineer Captain. Captain Preissel also serves on the Lake Delton Rope Rescue Team. Captain Preissel is State Certified Firefighter Two and Tech Rescue Two. Captain Preissel was the Top Responder for DFD in 2013. Captain Preissel is a small business owner and enjoys spending his free time on the river with his dog Reese.

Lieutenant Kevin Foster joined the fire service in 2011 as a firefighter.  In 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently serves in the Rescue Department.  Lieutenant Foster works full-time for the Village of Lake Delton Public Works.  Lieutenant Foster is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Inspector, and a graduate from MATC in the Fire Science Associate Degree program.  During his first year with the department, Lieutenant Foster was recognized as Rookie of the Year.  Lieutenant Foster also studied architecture where he used those skills to assist with the design of the new Delton Fire/EMS Facility.  In his free time, Lieutenant Foster enjoys being with his loving wife Callie and their daughter Aubrey and son Casen.

 

 

Lieutenant Louie Filipovich joined the fire service in 2011. In 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Filipovich is State Certified Firefighter Two. He is active with the Lake Delton Rope Rescue Team and the Delton Fire Honor Guard Team. In 2011 Lieutenant Filipovich was the recipient of the William Cole Chief’s Award. Lieutenant Filipovich works full-time as a Pit Boss at a local casino and during his spare times enjoys staying physically fit and riding his Harley.

Lieutenant Mitchell Piotrowski joined the fire service in 2012 as a firefighter. In 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently serves in the Engineering Department. Lieutenant Piotrowski is State Certified Firefighter Two. In his first year with the department, Lieutenant Piotrowski was recognized as the Rookie of the Year. Outside of this busy work schedule, Lieutenant Piotrowski stays active going to hockey games with his two young boys and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Lieutenant Nathan Heit joined the fire service in 2013 as a firefighter. In 2015 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently serves in the Engineering Department. He is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Officer One , and Emergency Services Instructor. Lieutenant Heit is an active member of the Delton Fire Honor Guard, Lake Delton Rope Rescue Team, and the Department’s Training Officer. Lieutenant Heit is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as an Airborne Combat Engineer and on the Technical Rescue Team. He was deployed for fourteen months to Iraq where he received a Purple Heart for a combat related injury. During his service with the Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant and received extensive training and experience in technical rescue and extrication (collapse, vehicle, underground). He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from American Military University in Emergency and Disaster Management. Lieutenant Heit dedicates a great deal of energy to training and physical fitness. In his spare time, he enjoys doing woodworking projects and spending time with friends.

David Abangan joined the fire service in 2016 as a firefighter.  He is state certified Firefighter One, hazmat, woodland fire certified and completed the Wisconsin Emergency Management Public Information Officer training.  David has been a marketing manager for a local business of over 18 years.  During his free time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his two daughters.

Firefighter Alejandro Amaya joined the fire service in 2016.  Firefighter Amaya is State Certified Firefighter One and has completed Hazmat Operations training.  Most recently, Alejandro has earned the Rookie of the Year Award for his outstanding performance.

Firefighter Michael Bondi joined the fire service in 2014. Firefighter Bondi is State Certified Firefighter One and has completed Hazmat Operations and Incident Command System 300 training.  Firefighter Bondi is a member of the Fire Department Honor Guard, is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Department Fundraising Committee, and was recognized as the Rookie of the Year.

 

Alex Galeros joined the fire service in 2013.  Firefighter Galeros is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Officer One, EMT-B, and has completed Driver Operator, Hazmat Operations, Incident Command System 300 training.

Firefighter Shannon Kontaxis joined the fire service in 2005.  Firefighter Kontaxis is Rope Rescue Technician One trained and also served as a Rescue Lieutenant.  She is a member of the Fire Department Honor Guard and served as the Treasurer/Secretary for the Department Fundraising Committee.

Firefighter Brian Livingston joined the fire service in 2010.  Firefighter Livingston is State Certified Firefighter Two and Fire Officer One, and has completed training as a Driver Operator, Hazmat Operations, and Incident Command System 300.

Firefighter Jerry Nabar joined the fire service in 2012.  Firefighter Nabar is State Certified Firefighter Two and Fire Officer One.  Jerry has completed training as a Driver Operator, Hazmat Operations and Incident Command System 300.

Firefighter Andy Polubinsky joined the fire service in 2006.  Firefighter Polubinsky is State Certified Firefighter Two and Rope Rescue Technician Three and completed training as a Driver Operator.  Firefighter Polubinsky has also previously been recognized as Rookie of the Year.

Firefighter/Investigator Joseph Sabol joined the fire service in 2014.  Firefighter Sabol is State Certified Firefighter Two, Fire Officer One, EMT – Advanced, TEMS, IAAI-FIT and completed training as a Driver Operator, Hazmat Technician and Incident Command System 300.  Firefighter Sabol also serves as the Department’s Fire Investigator.

Firefighter Greg Lagoda joined the fire service in 2013.

Firefighter Benjamin Ziech joined the fire service in 2010.

Firefighter Jeffery Boyer joined the fire service in 2013.

Firefighter John Undraitis joined the fire service in 2016.

Firefighter Ted Masters joined the fire service in 2002.

Firefighter Edward Giannoni joined the fire service in 2016.

Firefighter Robin McDonough joined the fire service in 2016.

Inspector Jerry Wolfram was hired by the Department in 2011 as a contracted Fire Inspector.  Inspector Wolfram is a State Certified Fire Inspector One and a Fire Detection, Prevention & Suppression Inspector.  Inspector Wolfram conducts regular fire inspections as well as fire and life safety plan review.  He is active in the Wisconsin State Fire Inspector Association and was named Inspector of the Year for 2012.  Inspector Wolfram also serves as the Fire Inspector for the Kilbourn (Wisconsin Dells) Fire Department and served on the Kilbourn Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years.  He is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin Dells, growing up in the family motel business and owning and operating that business for 25 years.  He served 20 years on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau and 8 years as Third Ward City Council Alderman in the City of Wisconsin Dells.  Inspector Wolfram is well known for his creative and entertaining fire prevention presentations each year at the area schools with singing songs and playing his harmonica.