Sun Prairie Fire Department without place to train after vandals cause $30,000 in damage


SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - The Sun Prairie Fire Department is looking for help identifying two people who vandalized its training facility in Angell Park.

The vandals caused at least $30,000 in damage to the facility late last Tuesday night. Then, there was another incident exactly one week later.

Officials released two photos on Facebook hoping that it could lead to catching the men. Sun Prairie Fire and Rescue is offering a $500 reward for anyone who provides accurate information that leads to an arrest.

A man who works with Angell Park told News 3 Now there are about 30 broken windows in the training houses and the fire department does not have anywhere to train until the facility is repaired.

The damage to the facility, which was built and maintained by volunteer firefighters, will set back the training schedules for multiple departments.

“Training is essential for Emergency Services, and this vandalism has the potential to set back several departments in their training schedules,” the news release from Capt. Becky Gruber said. “If anyone knows these individuals or has any information regarding this selfish act, please call the Sun Prairie Police Department.”

The number for the Sun Prairie Police Department is 608-837-7336. There is also a tip line at 608-837-6300.