The Service Award Program (formerly called the Length of Service Award Program, or LOSA) for volunteer fire fighters, first responders and emergency medical technicians was created by 1999 Wisconsin Act 105. The program operates under the direction of an eight-member board, appointed by the Governor, and establishes by rule a tax-deferred benefit program to assist municipalities in retaining volunteer fire fighters, first responders and emergency medical technicians.
Municipalities participating in the program must approve a resolution and work with an approved vendor to provide services. The program matches up to $312.34 per year of service to the municipality. At retirement, a volunteer with over twenty years of service would collect the amount in his or her account. Those with over ten years experience would collect a portion of the amount in their account.
Additional program information is contained in the documents below, as well as by e-mailing or calling Dawn Vick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 266-7043.