Lake of the Torches Resort Casino recently presented the Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team with a $1,410.80 donation that will help dive team members in their rescue efforts in the Northwoods.
The donation will be used to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) that is used to check a victim’s heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the victim to restore the heart to a normal rhythm, according to Assistant Team Leader Michael Fraley.
The AED will be an important tool for the 13-member dive team, which consists of law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel and civilian volunteers specially trained in underwater rescue and recovery of persons and property, Fraley said. The dive team is called to incidents on or near the water involving injury or to recover evidence for law enforcement. The donation will also help purchase rescue masks that protect rescuers when performing CPR on a patient.
All team members have their own diving and scuba gear and can respond quickly to incidents not only in Oneida County, but are also called to incidents in surrounding counties. The team has responded to numerous calls in the Lac du Flambeau area and will continue to provide assistance to local law enforcement and emergency personnel when called upon.
“The Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team provides a critical role in assisting law enforcement and rescue personnel not only in Oneida County but in surrounding areas as well. We are proud to assist the Dive Team purchase an AED and rescue masks to help save the lives of Northwoods residents and visitors,” said Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht.
Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a non-smoking area), seven blackjack tables, a three-card poker table and three Texas Hold’Em poker tables along with Roulette and Craps tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the Woody’s Bar and Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well-appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodlands Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.
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Director of Marketing
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 4016