Firefighters in Door County will have another apparatus in their arsenal to combat blazes in the future. The Door County Fire Chiefs Association received a donation Thursday evening that could help save lives and make the community safer. Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge #174 in Sturgeon Bay presented the Door County Fire Chiefs Association with a new GreenPort Portable Fire Suppression Tool. The state-of-the-art device can be deployed quickly and extinguish fires in a confined area within 35 seconds. Small in size the tool can easily be stored in the trunk of vehicles. Door County Fire Chiefs Association President Chris Hecht and Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman accepted the donation that can help save trapped firefighters or citizens.
Dietman says the device will definitely make a difference in limiting damages and potentially saving lives. Never before used in Door County, the portable fire suppression tool will be centrally stationed in Sturgeon Bay. It will be carried at all times in Fire Chief Dietman's or Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo's vehicle. The Wisconsin Masonic Foundation has secured 50 fire suppression tools intending to get these life-saving devices in the hands of fire and police departments throughout the state.