Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Fire departments hold airport exercise


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport terminal apron was full of fire trucks on Saturday as area departments gathered to train for an airport response.

Trucks and firefighters of volunteer fire departments from Bessemer, Wakefield and Ironwood townships in Michigan, along with the town volunteer units of Kimball, Anderson and Oma, in Wisconsin, took part in the training.

"We reviewed initial response times and times to local water sources to refill their vehicles during an actual emergency," said Mike Harma, airport manager.

The fire...