Merrill Fire Department public education at Free Lunch program
On Wednesday June 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Merrill Fire Department is presenting tours of their apparatus and a public safety education program. This program will take place during the Free Summer Lunch for Kids and Teens Program at Stange’s Park, 209 E. 3rd St., Merrill. Come meet the firefighter/paramedics. The public is invited.
Free summer lunch for kids and teens is back again this year. The emphasis of this program is to provide a healthy lunch for kids during the summer. Lunches will be served Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning June 8, at the Stange’s Park picnic shelter off Third Street and running through Aug. 27. The lunches are served by Christ United Methodist, Trinity Lutheran, St. Stephens, Our Saviors and St. John Churches of Merrill.
The Merrill Fire Department has 23 staff members, serving on three 48-hour shifts. Each shift has a captain and six firefighters/paramedics. The fire department responds to approximately 2,000 all-hazards, fire and EMS incidents a year. Firefighters also provide fire safety instruction, CPR training, First Aid training and station tours to the public and local schools.