Suamico Fire Department invites community to enjoy giant "sprinkler"

Published: Jun. 17, 2020 at 9:08 PM CDT
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It was a fun day at Idlewild Park in Suamico on Wednesday after the fire department created a giant sprinkler with a fire hose.

The department posted earlier in the day that they were inviting families to stay cool while they sprayed water into the air.

Stay cool on this hot day by joining us at 1:00pm at Idlewild Park in Suamico for the worlds largest sprinkler. 🚒...

Posted by Suamico Fire Department on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

It also helped some new engineers get training with the equipment.

The event ended up being more fun than the fire chief expected.

Thank you for everyone's effort, social distancing was achieved, maintained, and everyone had fun! Well done everyone!!! Thanks for staying safe! 💦⛑️

Posted by Suamico Fire Department on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"It's been crazy, we posted on Facebook this morning, expecting 30 - 40 kids, and as you can tell, it kind of went viral. So we plan on doing this in the future," said Suamico Fire Chief Joe Bertler.

He says the "sprinkler" pumped out nearly 200 gallons of water every minute, and if that didn't keep you cool enough, there was ice cream too.

We are ready! See you soon!

Posted by Suamico Fire Department on Wednesday, June 17, 2020