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Beaver Dam Police/Fire Commission revise budget requests

Beaver Dam Police and Fire Commission made some changes to the departments' general outlay requests that include cutting fitness equipment, IT infrastructure and a water rescue dummy. Budgets and outlay request are subject to change in the coming weeks. Beaver Dam Police Chief John Kreuziger said the radio system upgrades are getting the cut from this budget because the common council already approved the funding this year.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2016 6:58:55 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Two boaters rescued from French Island spillway

Rescuers pulled two boaters and a dog to safety Sunday evening from the French Island spillway, according to the Campbell Fire Department. A 16-foot boat was pinned against the dam on the south end of Lake Onalaska, and it was danger of going over the spillway about 6 p.m. Firefighters in a rescue boat extended a line to the boaters and pulled the boat from the spillway’s current.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2016 2:05:15 AM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

Kenosha City Council moves forward with plan for super fire station

The Kenosha City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to borrow more than $4.7 million from the federal government to help finance a midtown “super fire station.” The loan will be paid back over a 20-year period with the use of Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, at about $250,000 a year.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2016 1:41:56 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Waukesha County bus yard fire ruled arson

VIDEO: The fire that destroyed a school bus barn and dozens of buses near Waukesha is now considered arson. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined in the investigation Monday. Sources say the damage will be in the millions of dollars. Cell phone video shows explosions from Sunday's fire at the Dousman Transport school bus yard.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2016 9:30:44 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Lafayette salvage and recycling business a total loss after weekend fire

A machine shop in the town of Lafayette was declared a total loss by a fire official after a Saturday morning fire. The shop at 16978 40th Ave. is owned by Jeff Lyberg, and is part of a salvage and recycling business, according to the Chippewa Fire District, which responded to the fire at 7:50 a.m. The fire was visible from County Highway P and 30th Avenue in the Village of Lake Hallie and was spotted by a Fire District ambulance returning from an assignment.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2016 4:32:03 AM - SOURCE: Chippewa Herald

Fire destroys dozens of school buses at Waukesha County lot

PHOTO: A massive fire has destroyed dozens of buses at a school bus transportation company in Waukesha County. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office says more than 30 school buses and a bus barn were destroyed in Sunday's fire at a terminal of Dousman Transport in Hartland. Hartland Fire Division Chief Dave Jambretz says he is not aware of any injuries.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2016 2:26:19 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Lucky Kitten Rescued From Sheboygan Sewer

VIDEO: A very lucky kitten is safe after Sheboygan fire fighters pulled it from a sewer last night. Dispatch got a call from a resident around 7:45 pm Sunday night about meowing coming from a storm drain on 30th Street and North Avenue. Fire fighters from Station 4 responded to the call, and popped off the grate to have a look.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2016 1:55:46 AM - SOURCE: WBFM-FM B93.7

Memorial service honors fallen firefighters in Eau Claire

VIDEO: You may not see them every day, but the many faces behind the firefighter uniform stand ready to help protect the community. Sunday, a memorial service was held at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, and across the nation, for those that unfortunately were unable to make it home safely from the job.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2016 9:24:52 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Milwaukee firefighter injured while battling house fire near 36th and Burnham

VIDEO: A Milwaukee firefighter suffered a knee injury while fighting a house fire on Milwaukee's south side on Friday morning, September 30th. Fire officials say they were dispatched to the house near 36th and Burnham around 6:25 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, intense flames were seen pouring from the attic of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2016 7:32:13 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Change in dispatching of Monona Fire Department tabled

While Monona City Council members appeared to be in favor of a proposal to shift the dispatching of local firefighters from Monona to Dane County, they were lacking a formal resolution to adopt when they met Sept. 19. Instead, one will be drawn up and presented to them when the council meets at 7:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2016 7:01:33 AM - SOURCE: Monona / Cottage Grove Herald Independent

Poynette-Dekorra EMTs dedicate themselves to Ironman

Spending almost 16 hours swimming, biking and running in a competition may not sound appealing to some people. But for two local volunteers, the event meant more than just completing another Ironman triathlon. Pete McCormick and Amber Hahn, both members of Poynette-Dekorra EMS, recently completed the 2016 Ironman Wisconsin in Madison.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2016 2:15:19 AM - SOURCE: Poynette Press

Firefighters battle pole barn blaze in the Town of Waterford

Firefighters from three counties were reported to be battling a pole barn fire late Thursday night in far northwest Racine County. The 30-foot by 40-foot pole barn at 34625 Loland Drive was reported to be fully engulfed in flames at about 10:35 p.m. Thursday, according to police radio reports. Fire departments from the Tichigan, Waterford and Rochester were initially called the scene, west of Highway 83 and northwest of the Village of Waterford.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2016 2:13:23 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Update: No punishment for city administrator, fire chief in Merrill property case

No action will be taken against the Merrill city administrator and fire chief regarding some county owned property that was improperly removed from the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. “... although not in violation of city ordinance or polices, [Johnson's and Savone's actions] were in poor judgment”, read a fax from Merrill Mayor Bill Bialecki sent to media outlets Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2016 8:38:03 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Fire forces evacuation of coffee making business in Green Bay

Firefighters are responding to a building fire at 1545 Cormell Road in Green Bay. The address shows the business on fire is Private Label Coffee. Smoke was seen coming from the building and everyone inside was ordered to evacuate. This is a developing story and more information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2016 7:48:08 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Sun Prairie Fire Chief cautions residents about solicitors

Sun Prairie Fire Chief Chris Garrison issued a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 21 relating to the solicitation of donations from Sun Prairie area residents. “Please be advised -- this is not any representatives from our organization,” Garrison said, referring to the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department and the Sun Prairie Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2016 3:11:16 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Wausau: Suspect of Cabaret Bar Fire Arrested

The second suspect involved in the Cabaret Bar fire in early August has been arrested, but he isn't talking. 32-year-old Robert Hernandez was confirmed in Wausau police custody by Newsline 9 Wednesday, but officials say he hasn't been responding to questioning about what exactly occurred that night. Hernandez was also arrested for violating his felony parole.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2016 12:37:12 AM - SOURCE: WIZD-FM Rock 94.7

Early morning fire destroys garage, SUV in South Milwaukee

Firefighters on Wednesday morning, September 28th were called out to the scene of a garage fire near 12th and Michigan in South Milwaukee. The call came in shortly before 1:00 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, they encountered a fully-involved detached garage. Officials say the fire extended to an SUV parked adjacent to the garage and to the roof of an auto body shop located directly to the east.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2016 4:37:27 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Burlington fire departments hope to purchase new training facility

The Town of Burlington Fire Department and City of Burlington Fire Department are raising money to invest in a proposed emergency training facility for the west end of the county. A new training facility would allow the department to train in various fire scenarios, EMS situations, hazmat training, and specialized training such as high-angle rope scenarios.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2016 2:39:08 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Town of Center Fire Department awarded CHS Safety Grant

On Friday, September 23, 2016 CHS Larsen Cooperative employees Jeremy Hunt, Andy VanDyck and Mary Kay Cleven awarded a CHS Safety grant for $1,825 to the Town of Center Fire Department Joe Hofacker, Fire Chief and Matt Harrison. The fire department plans to use these funds to purchase a multi gas monitor.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin State Farmer

Rock County fire internship benefits students and fire departments

VIDEO: An internship program in Rock County is helping fire departments better serve the community while also teaching students what it’s like to be a firefighter. The internship program started about three years ago in Edgerton. Since then, it has expanded to other fire departments in Rock County. Now, the program is offered in Edgerton, the Town of Beloit, Milton, Orfordville and Clinton.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2016 9:18:00 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

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