firefighter http://wxpr.org en Firefighters Hope to "Fill the Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy http://wxpr.org/post/firefighters-hope-fill-boot-muscular-dystrophy <p>Firefighters are lining the streets of an intersection in Rhinelander. &nbsp;For&nbsp;the sixth year in a row they’re asking for donations to support kids with muscular dystrophy.</p><p>On the corner of North Stevens Street and Highway W, firefighters in yellow safety vests are holding big rubber boots full of money.&nbsp; Rhinelander Fire Lieutenant Aaron Swaney says it’s a unique way to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:37:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20918 at http://wxpr.org Firefighters Hope to "Fill the Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy Airport Tests Emergency Response http://wxpr.org/post/airport-tests-emergency-response <p>Public safety workers got a chance to test their emergency preparedness in a mock exercise today at the Rhinelander Airport. &nbsp;Crews simulated a response to an airplane engine catching fire while taxiing.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:17:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6437 at http://wxpr.org Airport Tests Emergency Response Three Lakes Plans For Fire Chief Stipend http://wxpr.org/post/three-lakes-plans-fire-chief-stipend <p>Three Lakes plans to pay its fire chief starting next year - at least a small amount. &nbsp;</p><p>An outgoing volunteer fire chief went before the town board this week to request that future fire chiefs get a small stipend to cover travel and other incidental costs.&nbsp; Town Chair Stella Westfall says the budget committee still has to decide how much that stipend will be.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:21:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6272 at http://wxpr.org Three Lakes Plans For Fire Chief Stipend