by Alicia Schumacher, 7WSAW-TV, February 1, 2023

The Merrill Freemasons have donated a fire suppression tool to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. The tool releases a chemical gas to quickly lower the temperature of fire when thrown into it. This is the 13th unit donated to the Merrill and Antigo areas.

The Freemasons believe that it is important for law enforcement to have these tools as they are often the first to arrive at a fire before the fire department.

The fire suppression tool can help minimize fire damage in emergency situations.