BLUE LAKE/HAHN ROAD BRUSH FIRE UPDATE
November 11th 2020
Thank you to Anheuser Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for the donation of canned drinking water to keep our crew hydrated. Also thank you to Dean’s Distributing for delivering it to our station. We will definitely utilize this during and after firefighting. We were also able to donate some to our neighboring departments.
Minocqua fire chief Andy Petrowski radioed to dispatch at around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday the brush fire on Blue Lake Road near its intersection with Hahn Road had been largely contained as Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources firefighting personnel had been able to get a trench dug around the perimeter of the blaze, which was at one time said to cover at least 20 acres. "Clean up is going to be extensive," he said. Firefighters and tankers with the Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Woodruff, Arbor Vitae and Lac du Flambeau fire departments were called to the fire, which was first reported by a pilot with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Story by Brian Jopek/The Lakeland Times. Photos by Dean Hall/The Lakeland Times.
Newly elected chief Luke Taylor is sworn in by Minocqua Town Clerk Roben Haggart.
In December 2018, we received an incredibly generous donation from Michael and Wendy Graham. Thank you for supporting Minocqua Fire and Rescue and our community. We are in the process of setting up training for operating it and hope to train with it very soon.
New Air Boat
October 29th 2021
Congratulations to Eric Carlson on being promoted to Captain. Eric joined our department in 2010, became a Lieutenant in 2016, and was appointed Rescue Chief in 2018. We look forward to Eric being with us for a long time.
Charlie Ouimette has stepped down as Captain. Thankfully he will still remain as a member as his knowledge is valued. Charlie joined the department as a member in 1985 after being a part of the Explorer Scout Post. He was appointed Captain in 2012. The Ouimette family has a long history with Minocqua Fire, most likely there was a time or two when Charlie answered the “ fire phone” at their house and activated the phone tree. We are very happy you are staying with our “family” Charlie.