GALESVILLE, Wis. (WXOW) - Fire departments across the nation are showing that through this tough time, they will stick together.
On Wednesday night, fire stations all over the U.S. opened up their bay doors and turned on their outside lights and fire trucks. This nationwide event comes as a sign of strength and support for all of those working to provide essential care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Galesville Area Fire Department chief Lucas Teska said that while their doors may technically be down right now, fire departments are standing by ready to help out at all times.
"We're here and we're available. Nothing is changing on our end as far as your services go. We want to show local residents that this is not just affecting us, but it's affecting everyone across the board. It shows out support for everyone else in the field," said Chief Teska.
Along with Galesville, other local fire departments that participated in this event included Shelby, Onalaska and Tomah. The Sparta Area Fire District was not able to participate in Wednesday's event, but they did release a video on Facebook showing their support.