Fire Fighting Operation at Bayship Presented Unique Challenge

Fighting the fire in the cargo ship “Alpena” at Bay Shipbuilding Friday evening created a unique challenge for the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman said mutual aid was extremely important in the firefighting operation on the 519-foot vessel. Dietman says an evaluation of the situation made it obvious that more help was needed…

Fire crews from several departments joined their counterparts from Sturgeon Bay in a well-coordinated effort…

Chief Dietman says the firefighting operation will be studied in multiple ways and could become the basis for future training exercises.

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