Northwoods fire departments join together for training

  • Source: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau
  • Published: 10/22/2016 07:37 PM

VIDEO: Nearby Fire Departments often rely on each other when they need extra man power. On Saturday firefighters from around the Northwoods came together as one. "It's vital to have that community bond between the fire departments," said Arbor Vitae Fire and Rescue Chief Mike VanMeter. The bond between local departments led to a rare training opportunity. "Being able to share an opportunity like this is vital," said Boulder Junction Fire Department Chief Matthew Reuss. A donated house in Boulder Junction was lit on fire so that the fire departments could practice structure training. "It's the type of skills that if you don't use them you lose them," said VanMeter. New and experienced firefighters practiced searching through multiple rooms while the home was engulfed in flames.


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