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Area fire departments take part in Silent Night Parade

COLBY, Wis. (WAOW)– Area fire departments took part in a Silent Night Parade as it went through three towns in Clark and Marathon Counties.

Vehicles from the Central Fire & EMS District and Spencer took part in the parade as it went through Dorchester, Abbotsford, and Colby.

The parade is done as part of Fire Prevention Week as well as in the honor of all the firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

It gives both those in the firefighting profession and those in the community a chance to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It’s not an easy job and not everybody can do this job and you gotta remember that they’re doing it for the community and serving the public for safety, and when they have to, you know, go in to a dangerous situation they do that without hesitation and sometimes they pay the ultimate price,” said Joseph Mueller who is the chief of the Central Fire and EMS District.

The parade has been a part of Fire Prevention Week in the area for over 15 years.

Fire Prevention Week started on October 6th and Goes through October 12th.

Ben Zitouni

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