Helmbrecht Named Fireman of the Year

Will Helmbrecht, left, accepts the Fireman of the Year Award from Fire Chief Steve Peterson during the fire department’s annual banquet. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

By Brenda Erdahl. Will Helmbrecht was awarded the Fireman of the Year Award Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Maple Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s annual banquet at the American Legi31on Club.

Helmbrecht has served on the department since 2010 when he was approached by former Fire Chief Todd Borell and Fireman Bart Lauer who asked him if he would be interested in becoming a part of the department and helping out his community.

In addition to announcing the Fireman of the Year, the Maple Lake Volunteer Fire Department annual banquet is a time for food, fun and games. The fire department gave out hundreds of dollars worth in prizes, Saturday night to members of the audience that included current and former members of the department, their families and community members.

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