Community bands together to help retired Bloomer fire chief

  • Source: WEAU-TV 13 News
  • Published: 02/29/2020 04:31 PM

Brian Bleskacek was diagnosed with stage four inoperable urothelial cancer in November. On Saturday members of Bloomer came to the Pines Ballroom to honor Brian and all he has done for the community, as well as raise money for medical expenses. "It's pretty amazing to see all the community outpouring involvement whether it's donations or the people here who are spending money and having a good time,” says Brady Bleskacek. "He made a pretty big impact on the community as you can see." Michelle Kostner, the organizer, says, “We're here today to celebrate him because he's been such an influence to the community.” Brian worked at the local filter factory for 40 years. He joined the fire department and served as fire chief for 21 years. He also managed the Bloomer Ice Skating Rink. Other organizations have helped to honor Brian.


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