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Wallingford Fire and EMS fundraiser set

Event is Saturday at fire station

June 18, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

WALLINGFORD?- Don't forget the Wallingford Fire and Emergency Medical Services fundraiser from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at the Wallingford Fire Station.

The meal will include a ribeye steak sandwich, potato salad, potato chips, baked beans, hot dogs for kids and a beverage. The meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. For home delivery for people in the Wallingford Community, please contact a department member for arrangements. Take out is also available.

Raffle items include $500 cash, a 43-inch flat screen TV, Traeger Pellet Grill, Patriotic Print and a side of pork. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. You need not be present to win.

Proceeds will support the training of the fire and EMS personnel as well as a new fire station addition and equipment. This support will keep Wallingford Fire and Emergency Medical Services ready to serve the needs of the community and Emmet County.

The Wallingford Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services protects the citizens within High Lake Township, Twelve Mile Lake Township and the City of Wallingford.

The fire department currently has 18 firefighters and eight EMTs/emergency responders.

Wallingford firefighters are trained at the Firefighter One level and some department members have completed the Firefighter Two level.

All firefighters are trained in basic first aid and CPR and hazardous materials at the operations level.

Current equipment includes two engines, one tanker, one grass truck, one rescue/equipment van and one rescue/EMS unit.

The Wallingford Fire Department works closely with the Estherville, Gruver, Armstrong, Ringsted, Terril and Graettinger fire departments.

The Wallingford Fire Department added emergency medical services in 2006. They currently have eight EMT's/Emergency Medical Responders. Wallingford EMS works closely with the Estherville Ambulance Service and EMTs from their service.

Wallingford EMS has three CPR/first aid instructors: Teresa Olson, Monica Christianson and Jarrod Fischer.

Sponsors for the this Saturday's fundraiser include Emmet County Cattlemen, Serv-Pro of Estherville; River Valley Telephone Company; Teresa Olson, Monica Christianson, Shanna Carlin; State Farm Insurance of Estherville; Tim Brashear from the Top Hat in Estherville; Dave Mart; Farm Bureau of Estherville; Estherville Building Center; McDonalds of Estherville; Fareway of Estherville; Estherville Fire Department; Estherville Printing; Emmet County Emergency Management; NorthStar Bank & Agency; Emmet County Community Foundation; Black Hills Energy; Pro Co-op of Wallingford; Dwight's Auto of Wallingford; Jeremy Bodle Gerry's Electric of Wallingford; Mike Torreson of Torreson Oil; Alliant Energy; Iowa Lakes Electric; Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Emmet County Pheasants Forever; township trustees, fire board members and Union Pacific.

"We send out a special thanks to all who support our department and attend our fundraisers," said Wallingford Fire Chief Jarrod Fischer.

Wallingford Fire Department will have another supper at the Wallingford Centennial from 4-8 p.m., Aug. 10 at the fire station. Please come help celebrate the Wallingford Centennial.



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