The Goodhue Fire & Rescue Department’s 27th Annual Open House and Fundraiser, will be held at the Goodhue Fire Hall on Sunday, October 15th, 2023, from 11am – 3pm. Along with the Open House we will be celebrating our 125th year of service! Active and retired department members will be serving lunch and available to answer any questions about our equipment or the services we provide to the Goodhue community and surrounding area. Along with the meal we will have fire truck rides for those interested, auto extrication demonstration at 1:00pm, kids water activity, hope to receive our new fire engine, and we hope to receive a visit from a rescue helicopter if their schedule allows and weather is permitting. The Goodhue Fire & Rescue Department provides services to the townships of Belle Creek, Belvidere, Chester, Featherstone, Goodhue, Hay Creek, and Vasa in addition to the cities of Goodhue and Bellechester — an area over 275 square miles! We are proud to provide firefighting/fire protection, medical first responder, and motor vehicle accident response services to the residents of these communities. The past year has been busy: members responded to 136 medical and 48 fire calls in 2022 within the area we serve. In addition to the 12 monthly meetings, the department completed over 1000 training hours in 2022, and has completed 785 hours of training so far in 2023. This keeps us up-to-date on the latest medical and firefighting practices/procedures/protocols so we can provide the best possible service to the residents and communities we serve.