The principal way the Auxiliary helps the Fire Department is through fund raising. Money received through donations, sweepstakes tickets, and the annual Moose Lake Festival aid in the purchase of equipment needed by the Fire Department. In the past few years, the Auxiliary helped to purchase and outfit a new equipment truck, a fill site truck, a snowmobile, GPS units and headsets, and a UTV complete with retrofitting for use for off-road search and rescue and for fighting wildfires. The UTV’s trailer was also retrofitted to accommodate both the UTV and the snowmobile. The equipment truck, fill site truck and UTV were purchased by funds raised through the Auxiliary. No tax money was used. This makes the Round Lake Fire Department the envy of all of the other Fire Departments in Sawyer County.
Auxiliary members also assist Fire Department personnel if needed. As an example, the Auxiliary may be called out by the Sheriff’s dispatch to bring water and food to fire department personnel if they are at a major emergency scene. The Auxiliary may also help victims of fire by seeing that they have a place to stay, giving them emergency funds, clothing, and incidental items they may need to make it through the first few days.
For more information about the Fire Department Auxiliary, please feel free to contact one of the following officers:
Marilyn Karns, President
Doc Grayson, Vice President
Lou Grayson, Secretary
Pat Feldner, Treasurer