Howard Lake Community Guide 2016-17 - Page 10

10 h oward Lake GUIDEBOOK 2016-2017 Submitted Photo Howard Lake firefighters engage in car fire training, one of several opportunities firefighters are able to participate in throughout the year. of Howard Lake, all of Middleville Township, a majority of Victor Township, and parts of Albion and Woodland townships. The ambulance service covers those same areas, as well as the city of Waverly and parts of Marysville and Woodland townships. For larger incidents that require more equipment or manpower, Howard Lake has mutual aid agreements with all other Wright County fire departments. Funding for the fire department is primarily through tax dollars. A fire board, including members of the fire department, Howard Lake City Council, and Middleville, Victor, Albion, and Woodland township board members, meets annually to set the department budget. The fire department currently has two fully-equipped pumper trucks, a tanker truck, a heavy rescue unit, a first responder truck, a grass rig, and a Gamma Goat for grass fires. The members also proudly maintain a bit of their past with a 1959 pumper truck and a 1926 Ford Model T pumper truck for parades and special events. Current officers of the Howard Lake Fire Department are: Chief Daryl Drusch; First Assistant Chief Glenn Hofer; Second Assistant Chief Scott Graham; fire captains Keith Bobrowske, Eric Stoll, and Craig Lobertmann; Secretary Joe Sherod; Ambulance Director Jake Drusch; and Assistant Ambulance Director Mark Stuevens. While being a fire department member requires a great deal of time and dedication, members will tell you they are very proud of their commitment to protecting their neighbors, and enjoy their time on the department. For updates, check out the department’s Facebook page. “Creating smiles that can change lives” WINSTED DENTAL 320-485-3881 Winsted Dental TODD A. BREWER, DDS KENNETH D. NESS, DDS CHARLES E. TOEWS, DDS TYLER J. KOIVISTO, DDS