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Person makes it out of Mt. Pleasant house fire alive, dog dies

One person was safely rescued from a house fire Monday, while a dog inside the home did not survive. The South Shore Fire Department was dispatched to s fire on 16th Street in Mount Pleasant just before midnight. Upon arrival, they found the occupant of the home to be be safely removed from a window by the Mt.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 5:36:19 AM - SOURCE: Today's TMJ4

Update: Death investigation underway after body found at fire in Eau Claire

VIDEO: A death investigation is underway in Eau Claire Monday, after a body was found over the weekend. Eau Claire Police and Fire Department responded to a fire on Congress Street early Saturday morning. When firefighters entered the home, they found the body of 21-year-old Jaime Thayer-Vega. Police were called to the residence for a report of an intruder and the home was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 4:44:41 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Eau Claire duplex damaged in late night fire

A duplex is severely damaged after a late night fire in Eau Claire. The Eau Claire Fire Department says crews were called to the scene at 5576 Normandale Drive just after 11 p.m. Sunday night. Inside the home, firefighters found a working fire in the kitchen of a single-story residential duplex. The fire extended from the kitchen into the attic.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 8:10:03 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Sheboygan firefighters extinguish blaze after mattress catches fire in apartment

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at an apartment Sunday night after a child playing with smoking materials lit a mattress on fire. Fire crews responded to the blaze around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Eisner Court, according to the Sheboygan Fire Department. Officials said firefighters found a mattress burning outside of the apartment complex.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 7:34:25 AM - SOURCE: Sheboygan Press

Woman arrested, three displaced after fire on Madison's north side

Madison police arrested a woman after a fire Sunday night appeared to have been intentionally set. Rose M. Galloway, 34, of Madison, faces arson and first degree reckless endangerment charges, according to a release by the Madison Police Department. Madison firefighters responded to a home on Starling Lane at 10:09 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 1:49:01 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Altoona Fire Department program helps kids prepare for a future career in the field

VIDEO: A local fire station held an info session for its explorers program on Sunday. The Altoona Fire Department Explorers Post 800 is a program that helps kids from 6th grade to age 21 learn the techniques and skills of a firefighter. The program helps the youth decide if they want to become firefighters by giving them hands-on experience.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2019 5:07:03 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Fire Engine Parade, Demonstrations in Marshfield on Sunday

It'll be the 16th annual "Fired Up for Fire Safety" event in Marshfield this weekend, and assistant fire chief Pete Fletty says it all starts at 12:00 noon on Sunday with the popular "Fire Engine Parade" down Central Avenue. "The fire engine parade begins at the fairgrounds here in Marshfield and it goes up to Central Avenue and continues north up to the Festival Foods parking lot," Fletty explained.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 2:05:26 AM - SOURCE: WRIG-AM Fox Sports 1390

Antique Fire Truck Heading Home to Wausaukee

A piece of history is returning to Wausaukee, Wisconsin, after some work by the brotherhood of firefighers. The fire chief there now has the keys to a 1930 REO Speed Wagon fire truck that was Wausaukee's first motorized truck. The exchange took place on Thursday at the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association conference at the DECC.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wdio.com

Marshfield man offers free autism awareness training for police, firefighters

Some law enforcement officers and first responders in our area now have a better understanding of how to identify autism and how to help those who have it. It’s all thanks to the efforts of one Marshfield man. Harry Dolan may not be a professional when it comes to speaking about autism awareness, but he does have first-hand experience.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 8:36:02 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Fox Valley Technical College assembling 777 for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Training Center

A new training center in the Fox Valley will help future firefighters learn specialized skills. Fox Valley Technical College's Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Training Center opened Thursday. It's the only training center of its kind in the Midwest. It will have two complete airplane props, including a Boeing 777, designed to be used over and over for training.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 6:42:52 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Effort to rename Sun Prairie Post Office in honor of Fire Capt. Cory Barr passes U.S. House

A bill to rename a post office in Sun Prairie in honor of fallen firefighter Capt. Cory Barr has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate passed bipartisan legislation earlier this summer to make the change. Barr died when a gas leak caused an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie in July 2018.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 8:05:36 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Shawano County family loses home in fire

A Shawano County home is destroyed following a fire Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews say it happened at just before 3 p.m. on Oak Lane in the Town of Navarino. It took firefighters about an hour to fully extinguish the flames. However, the house was deemed a total loss. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 6:54:37 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Burlington Rescue Squad to disband; call volume, lack of volunteers cited as reasons

The Burlington Rescue Squad will dissolve at the end of the year due to difficulties keeping up with increased call volume and a decline in volunteerism, Mayor Jeannie Hefty has announced. The dissolution will leave the City of Burlington Fire Department to pick up rescue services for city residents, and the Town of Burlington — at this point in time — without a clear rescue and EMS service provider after Dec.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2019 4:44:34 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Stone Bank Fire Department to close after more than 100 years

After more than 100 years, the Stone Bank Fire Department will close. The fire chief says the move took them completely by surprise. This comes after the Town of Merton Board decided not to renew its contract with the Stone Bank Fire Department for 2020. "They're not eliminating them, they're just becoming a bigger group, incorporating into a bigger group," said chairman of the town of Merton board, Tim Klink.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 5:47:42 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Sculpture to honor fallen Appleton firefighter Mitch Lundgaard, other firefighters

A family member of fallen Appleton Fire Department Driver-Engineer Mitch Lundgaard is working on a sculpture to honor Lundgaard, other Appleton Fire Department members killed in the line of duty, and firefighters in general. “The Final Alarm” will take shape out of a block of limestone placed outside Appleton Fire Station One, 700 N.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 4:47:51 PM - SOURCE: NBC26

Governor signs bill into law ensuring healthcare coverage for families of fallen state heroes

Governor Tony Evers has signed a bill into law that ensures continuing healthcare coverage for the families of fallen state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS first responders. Earlier this month, the State Assembly approved a bill requiring the state, municipalities, and universities to continue paying health insurance premiums for immediate survivors of those killed in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 1:46:39 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Edgerton family, pets safe after home catches fire

An Edgerton family and its pets were able to safely escape a house fire. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the family's laundry room, according to Randall Pickering, the chief of the Edgerton Fire Protection District. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the laundry room, but other rooms experienced extensive smoke damage, Pickering said.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 7:46:15 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Milwaukee County: Semi fire shuts down I-94 NB at County G

VIDEO/PHOTOS: All lanes on northbound I-94 were temporarily closed at County G Wednesday morning, Oct. 16 due to a semi fire near Oakwood Road. Additionally, two lanes were closed on southbound I-94 at Oakwood Road. The southbound ramp to Ryan Road was also closed. At 10:15 a.m., the interstate reopened at County Highway G in Racine County.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 6:42:04 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Fox Crossing Fire Department receives federal grant for 24-hour weekend staffing

In an emergency, a quicker response can save lives. Fox Crossing Fire Department will soon be ready to act immediately if something happens, specifically on the weekend. "Our response time is quite a bit different than if someone were staffed here at the station ready to go when the call came in," Fox Crossing Fire Chief Brian Harbison said.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox 11 News

New Auburn woman charged with arson in Barron County court

A New Auburn woman has been charged in Barron County court after her house was fully engulfed. A criminal complaint shows 45-year-old Tonia Morrison has been charged with arson of a building. Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire on Aug. 12 around 2:25 a.m. where they found smoke coming from the residence as they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 5:12:25 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News