The Washington Island Fire Department put out the call for assistance on Tuesday, November 13th to battle a structure fire. Northern Door County volunteer departments answered the call for mutual aid and the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department had to enlist the Washington Island Ferry for help according to Fire Chief Chris Hecht.
Hecht says the recent incident was only the fifth or sixth time that Sister Bay Fire has had to answer a call on Washington Island in the last quarter century. If manpower is all that is required the department uses a commercial fishing vessel to make the trip. Hecht says the ferry is capable of comfortably transporting the ladder truck.