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"We Rise by Lifting Others"

This quote by Robert Ingersoll is something that Enerquip sincerely stands by… and truly believes in its power. We grow and find joy when we give to others.

Enerquip’s Donation Match Program:

Enerquip is committed to supporting and encouraging its employees to “lift others” through giving and servicing. Therefore, Enerquip provides gifts to organizations at 100% of the employee’s contribution up to $500 per employee per calendar year. Enerquip also features a “Dollars for Doers”  program. If employees donate volunteer hours with an organization, Enerquip will give a $10.00 per hour gift to that organization, up to $500 per calendar year.

Because TOGETHER we can make a BIGGER impact!

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Radlinger

Mike Radlinger is a volunteer firefighter for the Medford Fire Department. We are so proud of our employees who volunteer their time and dedicate themselves to our community. Mike, we are grateful and deeply appreciate the time you spend away from your family and the personal risks you take as a volunteer firefighter to protect all of us. Thank you.

Please read on to learn more about Mike.

How long have you been a member of the fire department?

I have been a member of the Medford Area Fire Department for the past 18 years.

What are your roles within the department?

I am currently the 2nd Assistant Chief. Prior to that, I was Pumper Captain for 5 years.

Why did you choose to be a firefighter?

I became a firefighter because my father was a firefighter for 18 years in the Butternut community. I wanted to follow in his footsteps and give back to this community and help educate the youth with fire prevention programs and fire safety demonstrations.

Do you have anything to share that may encourage others to volunteer?

If anyone in the Medford area is interested in helping others or have a desire to give back to this wonderful community, I recommend taking time to talk with other department members and apply for membership. Applications are located at the Medford City Hall, Medford Chamber of Commerce, or the department website / Facebook page.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family for being very supportive of me when duty calls.

Volunteer Spotlight: Cameron Diedrich

Meet Cameron Diedrich! He is a volunteer firefighter for the Athens Fire Department. Cameron has been with the department since 2016. Let’s face it. We all rely on volunteer firefighters and other emergency service providers who put their community members and the call of service above themselves. We depend on their dedication and commitment every day of the year. Thank you, Cameron, for all you do to strengthen our communities and protect those in need. Read on to learn a little more about Cameron.

Why did you choose to be a firefighter?
I chose to be a firefighter to help the community as much as I can. It is rewarding to know that we are helping to keep our community safe. Also, the rush of being called to an accident or a fire is incomparable to anything else. We need to be at our best when dealing with these situations.

What are your roles within the department?
No special roles; just an average volunteer firefighter.

Do you have anything to share that may encourage others to volunteer?
I am a fireman, and my wife is an EMT. The time spent volunteering is nothing compared to the reward of knowing that we play a part in making our community a better place.

Volunteer Spotlight: Will McCarron

Will McCarron is a fireman and president of the Stetsonville Fire Department and has been in the department for five years. Thank you, Will, for selflessly dedicating your time to our community, protecting our lives and property and risking your life to save others! Read on to learn a little more about Will.

What made you choose to get involved with firefighting?
I like to help people and make the community a better place. After returning home from college, a friend of mine was on the fire department and told me I should come see what it is all about. After attending a training and meeting, I felt that joining the Stetsonville Fire Department was the right fit for me and a way to give back to the community.

What is the biggest challenge you face in being a firefighter?
The biggest challenge for me is the unknown of the situation that we are going into. Most calls you don’t know all the details of the incident until you arrive on scene and you have no time to mentally prepare yourself for that situation.

What is your favorite memory of being a firefighter?
My favorite memory of being a firefighter is seeing my kids on the deck as we go on a fire call waving and yelling, “That’s my daddy, that’s my daddy!”

What keeps you going as a firefighter?
My kids are my main driving force behind being a firefighter. I love to see the joy it brings them to go see the “sleeping firetrucks,” and watching them play firefighter at home, running around saying they have a call and that they love you as they are walking out the imaginary door in their fire gear. I hope they grow up knowing that there are people that need help. Whether it is a teacher helping a student, a nurse helping a patient, or a firefighter responding to a page; those people are all looking for and needing help, and we need volunteers/professionals there to help them.

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Bjork & Travis Frost

Scott Bjork & Travis Frost teamed up with United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) to give this boy an outdoor adventure! Scott was eligible for a bear tag this year and he decided to donate the tag through USSA. Scott, Travis, and their hunting crew were paired up with a boy, Cooper, from Mississippi who has Muscular Dystrophy.

USSA brought Cooper and his family to Wisconsin where the hunting crew took him on a guided bear hunt. They had no luck on Friday, but Saturday was quite a success! Congratulations to Cooper, and thank you to Scott, Travis, and all involved in making his dream adventure such an awesome experience!

   

USSA is a non-profit, wish-granting charity, specializing in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on a free outdoor adventure of their dreams.

To learn more, visit their website at www.childswish.org

Because TOGETHER we can make a BIGGER impact!

The United Way of Taylor County: Meals in a Backpack

The United Way of Taylor County and 37 Taylor County businesses partnered together to support the Meals in a Backpack program. The backpacks provide kid-friendly meals and snacks for over the weekend for those in need. The Taylor County campaign was quite a success! (see picture below)

The Enerquip employees proudly sponsored this program. They donated generously to the campaign throughout July and August, and Enerquip was honored to match their contributions! A huge thank you to our employees who continue to support our community programs by giving so selflessly.

Because TOGETHER we can make a BIGGER impact!

Volunteer Spotlight: Bobby Burrier

Bobby Burrier volunteered his time to our youth by coaching three of the Prentice Little League teams. Bobby, you may never know the impact you are having on these kids. Thank you for your commitment to our community programs, and for teaching, motivating, and building character within our youth.

“A good coach can change a game; a great coach can change a life.” -John Wooden

Volunteer Spotlight: Trent Weik

Trent Weik volunteered his time this summer by coaching the Rib Lake 12u Girls Softball Team. Trent, we sincerely thank you for believing in these girls and supporting our community youth programs! As Magic Johnson once said, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Radlinger

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Mike Radlinger, who coached the Medford 9-10 Little League Baseball Team this summer. We realize life is busy, so thank you for sharing your time with these kids and our community! “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” -Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteer Spotlight: Tim Strebig

Tim Strebig volunteered his time to our youth by coaching one of the summer league baseball teams. Thank you, Tim, for your commitment to our community and your positive impact on our youth. As said by Billy Graham, “A coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime.”

Enerquip Donates to Our Village Playground

Enerquip is a proud Bronze Level Sponsor of Our Village Playground coming to Medford City Park in June 2019! It takes a village to raise a child with special needs! Our Village Playground will be for all children and all families. Thank you to all the volunteers, community support, and sponsors who made this possible!

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Pernsteiner

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Debbie Pernsteiner volunteered her time to the MAES 2nd Grade Class through Junior Achievement. The students adored her! Thank you, Debbie! We are proud of you, and proud to help support your cause through our donation match program. We hope the class enjoys their clipboards and magnetic STEM building materials.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Arcus

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Dave Arcus volunteered his time to our youth through a reading program at MAES. Thank you for being committed to giving and helping. We are so proud of you, Dave!

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