By Tim Kowols
Sunday’s fire at Shipwrecked Brewpub and Inn in Egg Harbor provided a great example of the cooperation among fire departments in Door County. Every mainland Door County fire department was on the scene at the fire with other personnel held back to provide coverage in other parts of the area. Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says there were four main mutual aid agreements put into action during Sunday’s fire: Northern Door, Door County, Door-Kewaunee County and the statewide mutual aid box alarm system (MABAS). Departments lay out what they can provide and what they might need if an emergency arises. Hecht says no one is reimbursed for the staffing or equipment used in action because, over time, the mutual aid agreements have generally a positive and equal impact on fire departments over time.
Egg Harbor Fire Chief Steve Schopf said Sunday’s fire originally started as a Box 1 fire in MABAS and eventually reached Box 3.