By Tim Kowols
Minutes could be the difference between life and death, a fact the Ephraim Fire Department takes very seriously when it comes to its water rescues. While the Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Coast Guard play critical roles in keeping the water safe for all, not all of the local municipalities are able to get to an emergency on the county’s western shores as quickly as Ephraim. Gibraltar, for example, keeps their rescue boat on a trailer while Ephraim’s is docked the entire season. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says minutes matter.
The Ephraim Fire Department recently purchased a new rescue boat for use in 2019 and beyond.