Superior Community Thanks Husky Refinery Heroes

Community members in Superior thanked emergency responders from the Husky refinery evacuation. Community members in Superior thanked emergency responders from the Husky refinery evacuation.  |  Photo: WDIO

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: May 04, 2018 09:44 PM

SUPERIOR - The Superior community gave back to the emergency responders who kept everyone safe during the Husky refinery evacuation. The city hosted a "thank you" event at the

Wessman Arena in UW-Superior on Friday.


The event falls on International Firefighters Day. Superior Mayor Jim Paine spoke at the event and had people from the Superior police and fire department speak as well.

The list of people thanked at the event included the Superior school district, City of Superior staff, Red Cross employees, the emergency management team, Douglas county sheriff's department, Superior police department, Superior firefighters, the Husky Energy emergency response team, and more.

Steve Panger, Superior Fire Chief, had the opportunity to speak about the experience with the .

"This was their livelihood and it was personal, and I think that really made an impression on all of us. It really made the incident, the emergency, a lot different," Panger said.

After the event ended, community members had the opportunity to personally thank all emergency responders up close. Paine said the Husky refinery emergency was the largest evacuation in Superior's history.


Alejandra Palacios

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