by Staff reports, Superior Telegram, February 23, 2023

The Solon Springs Volunteer Fire Department in Wisconsin has been presented with a GreenPort Portable Fire Suppression Tool by the Barnes Masonic Lodge 365. The device is a small and lightweight tool that can be deployed quickly and can reduce fire and water damage in enclosures such as houses, garages, stores or sheds. The tool can suppress a fire within 35 seconds and reduce the temperature inside the enclosure by more than 1,000 degrees, making it safer for trapped firefighters or citizens to be extracted. Similar devices were previously presented to fire departments in Superior, Gordon, Oakland, and Lake Nebagamon by other masonic lodges. The Barnes Masonic Lodge members expressed pride in donating the device to help make the community a safer place.