The Elkhart Lake First Responders provide first responder level EMS care to the Village of Elkhart Lake and Town of Rhine.

We currently have 13 members who carry pagers, radios, jump kits and automated external defibrillators (AED). This equipment provides our members the necessary resources to render care in emergency situations ranging from motor vehicle accidents to heart attacks. We are on-call 24/7/365.

First Responder Membership

First Responder Officers

  • Darren Lindstrom, Captain
  • Cody Schmitt, Lieutenant
  • Lisa Holzmann, Training Officer
  • Jeff Schmidt, Training Officer
  • Kim Purkey, Secretary

First Responder Members

  • Rob Schmidt
  • Cody Schmitt
  • Darren Lindstrom
  • Jeff Schmidt
  • Jeff Miller
  • Amy Gross
  • Tad Matzdorf
  • Kim Purkey
  • Todd Purkey
  • Katelyn Purkey
  • Lisa Holzmann

First Responder Fundraising

Public Access Defibrilation

The Elkhart Lake First Responders, in partnership with the Kohl Foundation, have placed Public Access Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) throughout the Village of Elkhart Lake and Town of Rhine. AED’s are lightweight, portable devices, which provide an electrical shock capable of restoring the normal heart rhythm of cardiac arrest victims.  On-the-spot access to this device for people who suffer a cardiac arrest has been found to be a key to survival.

Fundraising Events

Other public education events include our booth at Downtown Night and our annual fish boil at the Elkhart Lake/Town of Rhine Fire Station.

We use the proceeds from these events to upgrade any equipment that may be outdated. We appreciate community and private donations to assist us with equipment replacement. Anyone interested in donating to the Elkhart Lake First Responders should contact the first responders at 920-876-3333.

Contact Us

610 S. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 72
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Phone: 920-876-3333

Darren Lindstrom, Captain
Amy Gross, Lieutenant
Cody Schmitt, Training Officer
Rob Schmidt, Training Officer
Kim Purkey, Secretary