Fence breaks ground on new Rescue Squad hall

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fence Rescue Hall were front row: Willy Kimmons of Wick Buildings, Mike Theis President of Florence Rescue Squad, Fred Hedmark, Fence Town Chair. Back row: Fence Rescue members Tim Smith, Misty Baker, Florence Rescue Secretary, Todd Miller VP, Shelly DuMais First Responder, Jeff Sternhagen, Driver and Marty Kerker, EMT. Missing from the photo is Connie Walther, treasurer

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fence Rescue Squad hall was held September 27 and Wick Buildings has begun the work to install utilities, septic and holding tank. The building should be finished in the spring. According to Florence Rescue Squad President Mike Theis, it should be in use by April, weather permitting.

Fence rescue calls are currently handled by first responders in their own vehicles and ambulance dispatched from Florence.

For the full story, see this week’s issue of The Florence Mining News.