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Merrill Fire Department unveils new duty shirts in honor of veterans

The Merrill Fire Department is honoring veterans and active military personnel by wearing a specially designed duty shirt. The MFD members are wearing these shirts in honor of the brave men and women who have and are selflessly defending our freedoms. The idea for the shirts came from crew members trying to find a creative way to show support for the new Northwoods Veterans Post soon to be constructed in Merrill.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 11:41:09 PM - SOURCE: Merrill Foto News

Mount Horeb Fire Department seeks new building

VIDEO: The Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department and EMS are pushing for a referendum to get a new building that they say they desperately need. The department serves two villages and six townships totalling up to nearly 13,000 residents. The voters in those municipalities will have the chance to vote for a referendum on Election Day.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 9:44:44 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Firefighters extinguish Nemak roof fire in Sheboygan

Firefighters extinguished a roof fire at Nemak in Sheboygan Wednesday night. Fire crews responding to Nemak, 4243 Gateway Drive, just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday found flames coming from a vent duct on the roof. The vent stack contained aluminum dust, so water could not be used to extinguish it. Firefighters used a collection of portable CO2 and Dry Chemical extinguishers from their rigs and Nemak to extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 9:03:36 AM - SOURCE: Sheboygan Press

Beloit house fire caused by holiday lights

Firefighters were called at 11:24 p.m. to 2226 Jackson Street where they found a small fire on the outside the front of the home and burning its way up the side toward the roof. The homeowner told firefighters that he saw a flickering outside and when he went out he saw flames from the bottom of the home moving toward the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 5:37:04 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

South Shore firefighters battle blaze on Lathrop Avenue

A landmark home in the village sustained heavy damage in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The South Shore Fire Department was dispatched at about 1:50 p.m. to a report of smoke coming from the residence at 3128 Lathrop Ave. Within 10 to 15 minutes, South Shore Battalion Chief John Radewan requested assistance from neighboring departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 2:12:14 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Racine blaze causes roof to collapse into home

Firefighters battled a stubborn fire late Wednesday night in the upper floor of a two-story home at 1653 Edgewood Avenue. Fire crews were dispatched at 10 p.m. to a report of an active fire in the home, located between St. Patrick Street and Rapids Drive on the city's north side. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 2:11:54 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Two men rescued from Beaver Dam Lake

Two men were uninjured after their boat capsized in front of the Fish Camp boat launch on the eastern shore of Beaver Dam Lake, Tuesday. According to Capt. Trace Frost of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, at 1:10 p.m. officers responded to a call of a capsized boat with two people in the water. Fox Lake Fire Department and Beaver Dam police and fire departments responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 6:54:24 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Fire breaks out at Ashley's Bar-B-Que on Milwaukee's north side

VIDEO: Another blow for a restaurant on the city's north side. Smoke billowed from the roof of Ashley's Bar-B-Que just after 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. The restaurant is located at 15th and Center. It took 34 firefighters to tackle the flames. "We had heavy smoke coming from the exhaust venting system at Ashley's.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 6:12:53 PM - SOURCE: Today's TMJ4

13-year-old killed in Oneida crash; responding firefighter also dies

VIDEO: A 13-year-old boy and a 65-year-old volunteer firefighter are dead after a crash in the Town of Oneida Monday night. The Outagamie Co. Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 10 o’clock on Bain Road just west of Hwy. U in the Town of Oneida. The driver of a westbound SUV lost control and the vehicle rolled over and hit a power pole.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 1:42:23 PM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Stevens Point firefighter nabs statewide award

Shane Westphal doesn’t have a problem with coloring books. He just had other ideas. Westphal, a firefighter and paramedic with the Stevens Point Fire Department, was named Public Educator of the Year last week by the Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association. Westphal introduced technology to the fire department’s safety education program using apps developed by the National Fire Protection Agency.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 9:34:17 AM - SOURCE: Stevens Point Journal

Firefighters cut down burning tree near University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Firefighters believe a fire that destroyed a large tree near the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Monday afternoon was intentionally set. The fire, in the wooded area of Petrifying Springs Park near the Pike River, was reported at about 2:45 p.m. by two students who attempted to put out the fire. “We walked into the woods and some guy’s in the woods with a dog and accused us of starting the fire,” said Enrique Azuaje, 19.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 3:30:01 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Radio communications practiced for Washburn County emergency response

Washburn County Emergency Management coordinated an Emergency Communications regional training and exercise during the week of October 24-28 at the Spooner Fire Hall. The training focused on the development of technician-level communications in the region to better support the various public safety communication needs at an emergency response during significant incidents such as flooding and other natural or man-made disasters.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2016 3:23:28 AM - SOURCE: Spooner Advocate

Milwaukee Landlord says Fire started during Eviction Hearing was Arson by Tenant

VIDEO: He was trying to evict his tenants. Now a Milwaukee landlord finds himself homeless. Monday afternoon a fire destroyed Dan Crowley's duplex on North 36th Street. He said he believes that the fire was started by his tenants who live on the other levels of his building. "This has a lot to do with a landlord tenant issue.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2016 8:59:36 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Manitowoc carbon monoxide incident sends multiple people to hospital

VIDEO: About one dozen patients were taken to a hospital following a carbon monoxide incident in Manitowoc. The Manitowoc Fire Chief says 12-16 patients were transported to the hospital. “This was a mass casualty incident for the city of Manitowoc. Meaning that our local resources were tasked and we had additional agencies from Two Rivers and Mishicot EMS that came to assist with this incident,” said Chief Todd Blaser.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2016 8:40:47 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Small fire evacuates Bellevue Apartment

VIDEO: No one was hurt after an early morning apartment fire. Bellevue firefighters were called to an apartment on Verlin Road early Monday morning for a kitchen fire. When they arrived, they say everyone in the building had evacuated on their own. Fire fighters said they saw flames on and around the stove top in one apartment.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2016 5:48:22 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Apartment fire in Denmark displaces 30 residents

About 30 residents had to be evacuated early Sunday morning because of a fire at an apartment complex. Denmark Fire Chief Dave Bielinski said the entire building in the 300 block of Danish Way was evacuated after crews responded shortly after 4 a.m. to a fire that started in the kitchen area of one of the apartment units.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2016 7:38:38 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Follow Up: Minocqua voters approve new fire station

After years of study, the town of Minocqua will have a new fire station to replace its main station in use since the early 1970s. At a special meeting of town electors Thursday attended by several Minocqua firefighters, voters approved the station's construction, 63-0, on land the town purchased next to the Minocqua chamber of commerce office last fall.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2016 11:17:05 PM - SOURCE: Lakeland Times Minocqua

First responders take part in forcible entry training in Delafield

VIDEO: With multiple calls a day, first responders need the best equipment and training possible to try and save lives. FOX6 takes a look into how many get the training needed to force entry into a building. When seconds matter, the first responders rely on their equipment and training to do their job.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2016 7:17:47 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

‘Warm zone’ training under way in Sun Prairie

Hypothetical situation: A shooting incident with mass casualties and a shooter on the premises takes place in Sun Prairie. Would you as a public safety officer want to either wait to get the victims medical aid, or get them medical aid as quickly as possible? Thinking about the unthinkable, Sun Prairie’s emergency services have been participating in “warm zone” training at the former Fuzzy’s Liquor on A Street recently — conducting the third of four training sessions last Friday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2016 3:14:06 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

More police and fire overtime and raises in Racine budget

Police Chief Art Howell and Fire Chief Steve Hansen presented 2017 budgets that just slightly differed from their respective 2016 budgets Wednesday night, although they include salary and overtime increases. Overall, the Police Department’s budget is projected to increase by just less than 3 percent, to roughly $28.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2016 2:15:44 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times