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Wolf River Fire Department plans annual open house for Saturday
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The Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community open house on Saturday.

The holiday event features the firefighters’ chili cook-off, holiday treats, and the collection of canned goods for the local food pantry. Volunteer firefighters will conduct tours of the station, offer winter fire safety tips, and talk about the department's activities over the past year.

"One of the year's highlights was getting seven new firefighters on the department," Assistant Chief Bill Kallner said. "Much of our training this year was planned to help get those guys more experience with skills they learned in firefighter training. So we've trained on motor vehicle extrication, emergency vehicle operations, dry hydrant use, village hydrant operation, water movement, situational awareness, and search and rescue protocols. We've done more training jointly with the White Lake-Evergreen firefighters, including a recent tour of the flooring mill in the village. And we've been working with our Auxiliary, which already plays an important role in our search and rescue operations, to implement some new rehabilitation and personal accountability systems."

Kallner said that the open house gives the department a chance to visit with neighbors and thank them for their support.

"We had people open their home in the middle of a cold night so the Auxiliary could set up food at a fire scene,” Kallner said. “We had people bring ice cream for us the night we did a large controlled burn. We really appreciate things like that, and all the other ways the community steps in to help out."

The open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire station and town hall in Langlade, just south of the intersection of Highways 64 and 55.


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Firefighter Josh Hess works with wildland firefighter trainer Terry Trapp on a controlled burn.
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