Dodgeville Masons Donate 3 Fire Suppression Tools

by Mike Reilly of The Dodgeville Chronicle, The Democrat Tribune, The Pec Valley Leader

The Masons of Dodgeville Lodge No. 119 recently gathered to present Fire Suppression Tools (FST) to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, Dodgeville Police Department and Dodgeville Fire Department.

Pictured above, from left: Firemen Brad Godfrey, Lieutenant; Jeff Halverson, Assistant Chief; Josh Garvey, Lieutenant; Brian Whitehouse, (with FST), Chief and Chris Follmer, Captain; Brother Orville Olson; Dave Bower, Dodgeville Police Chief (with FST); Brother Leonard Pishion; Brother Brian Pishion, Master; Brother Royce Jones; Michael Peterson, Iowa County Sheriff, (with FST); and Stephanie Benisch, Iowa County Deputy Sheriff. 

The Lodge holds a series of very successful pasty sales throughout the year, which helps raise money for their community outreach and betterment. Just a few months ago, the Brothers donated over $1,000 to their local “Santa Cop” program in Iowa County, which works to make local children’s Christmas holidays a little merrier and brighter.