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Published July 30, 2011, 09:16 PM

Mayville Firefighters Raising Money For Rescue Truck

Mayville firefighters are doing all they can to raise money to keep the community safe. They haven't had a new rescue truck since the 1950's. A street dance is bringing them closer to their unique endeavor.

Mayville firefighters are doing all they can to raise money to keep the community safe.

They haven't had a new rescue truck since the 1950's.

A street dance is bringing them closer to their unique endeavor.

Mayville Fire Chief Lee Brenna is hoping to bring something new to the department.

"We have everything packed in our other trucks which makes it slower and inconvenient. We still do as much extrication as we can." Brenna said.

Mayville Fire and Rescue have been working for nearly 5 years to raise enough money to turn this dump truck into a rescue truck and they still have more than $40,000 to raise.

"Just the body, the bare body alone with the lights and striping and all that is about $70,000." Brenna said.

"We'll have the rescue tools that we need when we go to a motor vehicle accident, it'll also have our air equipment on there to refill air packs when we go to a fire in town." Mayville Fire and Rescue President Aaron Lande said.

Firefighters are trying to raise money to get the rescue truck in the next couple years. Brenna hopes to find help any way he can.

"We'd just like to see if we could get something out to the Legislature to have those guys help out the volunteer fire departments. We all need assistance we're all in the same boat." Brenna said.

Top Hat's Annual Fireman's Street Dance is just one way the department is raising funds to have equipment to keep the small community safe.

"Fundraising is the heart and soul to keep the department's going in small towns." Lande said.

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