Ken Gilliam sworn in as Acting Chief of Holmen Area Fire Department

Gilliam now Chief of both La Crosse and Holmen Area Fire Departments

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse’s Fire Chief is taking on more responsibility.

Chief Ken Gilliam was sworn in Tuesday as the Acting Chief of the Holmen Area Fire Department.

Earlier this month, an agreement was reached where the La Crosse Fire Department will run the Holmen Area Fire Department for the next year.

It comes at a cost of more than $14,000 a month.

The Holmen Area Fire Department has been struggling to keep up with the staff and emergency response times.