Public safety workers got a chance to test their emergency preparedness in a mock exercise today at the Rhinelander Airport. Crews simulated a response to an airplane engine catching fire while taxiing.
On the airport tarmac, a test plane is lit on fire several times, so different fire crews can practice putting it out. During the course of the exercise, emergency response teams arrive, make sure the scene is safe, and practice tending to possible victims. Rhinelander Assistant Fire Chief Tom Waydick says it’s an important chance to practice working with other emergency crews.
Oneida County residents have a chance to put the spotlight on projects they’ve been working on this year, at the county fair.
Oneida County UW Extension is asking people to submit projects to be displayed and judged at the county fair. There are youth and senior divisions, as well as one that’s open to everyone. 4H Youth Development Agent Lynn Feldman is hoping people will take advantage of the chance to show their work to others.
Criminal charges have been filed against two men, Daniel Frausto, currently at the Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun, and Robert Miles of Red Granite, suspected of operating a burglary ring spanning twelve counties, including Oneida, Oconto, Portage and Shawano counties..
Frausto and Miles have been charged in several counties In addition, charges are expected to be filed against others under a cooperation agreement.