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.

 

In April, the RLFD Auxiliary made the hard decision not to hold the Moose Lake Festival again this year (2021). At the time Sawyer County was once again a red zone with increased  COVID activity. Even though the Festival is on hold for another year the  sweepstakes are back. Tickets have been mailed out to all property owners. This is  a major fund raiser for the Auxiliary;  second only to the  Moose Lake Festival itself.  Please help support the Auxiliary and the Fire Department by returning your tickets. You might even be one of the lucky cash drawing winners.  We are  thankful for and  support our frontline heroes, the First Responders, EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Departments, Sawyer County Ambulance, all the people in the medical field, the schools and teachers, the people who deliver our packages, our mail, and the hosts of others who have kept our community going during the past year. We are looking forward to things returning to normal. Thank you to all who have weathered the storm with us.
As always, the Town of Round Lake Volunteer Fire Department is grateful for your continued support all these years;  we hope this will be a banner fundraising year (even without the Festival)  so that the dream of having a new fire engine will become a reality sooner rather than later.
Sharon Haak
RLFD Auxiliary President

 

For more information about the Fire Department Auxiliary, please feel free to contact one of the following officers:

Sharon Haak, President
715-462-3969

sharonhaak@sharonhaak.com

Doc Grayson, Vice President
715-462-9538
ldbpoint@hotmail.com

Lou Grayson, Secretary
715-462-9538
ldbpoint@hotmail.com

Pat Feldner, Treasurer
715-462-3817
feldnerpm@centurytel.net