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Beaver Dam Fire Department honors 10 members at pinning, promotion ceremony

Several members of the Beaver Dam Fire Department were honored on Friday night during a badge pinning and promotion ceremony at the fire station. The guests of honor were those who completed their probation as paid-on-call firefighters — Sophie Willihnganz and Joey Mays — and those who completed one year of probationary training as a fulltime firefighter/paramedic — Bryce Hicken, Emily Seifert, Mike Weinke and Justin Woldt.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2022 4:55:00 PM - SOURCE: WiscNews

Marshfield dealing with budget, fire and police could see cuts

The new year is almost here, which means cities and counties are finalizing their budgets for 2023, which can come with difficulties. "We're challenged with state-imposed levy limits and flat state aids for use for operating expenses," Jennifer Selenske, the Finance Director of the city of Marshfield, said.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2022 12:05:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Crews put out fire at De Pere business

Crews responded to a fire at a De Pere business overnight. Firefighters were dispatched to the C.A. Lawton Company at 1900 Enterprise Drive around 12:30 a.m. Friday for a report of fire in the building with flames showing. When first units arrived, employees were exited from the building and crews didn't see any smoke or flames showing from the exterior.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLUK-TV FOX 11 Green Bay

Burning leaves get out of control, destroy Oconto County cabin

Nobody was hurt, but a cabin near Mountain is a complete loss after a ground fire quickly spread Thursday night. Six or seven fire departments were called to a brush fire along Maiden Lake shortly after 6 P.M. By the time firefighters could reach the area, the fire had overtaken the cabin. Crews say the home was built on a hill so it was hard to get water up to it.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 8:24:50 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Three treated at scene of meat market fire in Fond du Lac County

An Eden institution was heavily damaged by fire Thursday morning. At about 9:07 a.m., Fond du Lac County deputies and Eden firefighters were called to Eden Meat Market, 115 E. Main Street, for a report of a bacon grease fire. Crews arrived to smoke and flames coming from the back of the building. “They were preparing bacon at the rear of the structure here, and the fire that they use to create the smoke to smoke the bacon penetrated the floor into that bacon grease and the fire was on from there,” Eden Fire Chief Kyle Salter said.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 9:35:40 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Patrons evacuated after fire at Fish Tales Restaurant in Lodi

Guests were evacuated Wednesday from a Lodi restaurant after a fire broke out in the kitchen, fire department officials said. Lodi Area Fire Department Assistant Chief Nate Sievers said the report of a fire and smoke in the kitchen came in just after 4:45 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant, located at W12690 WI-188 in Lodi.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Five municipalities have been added to the Edgerton Fire Protection District

Local leaders took a step forward to keep Rock County residents safe Wednesday night. 10 municipalities have voted to add five more towns to the Edgerton Fire Protection District. Fire Chief Pickering says after dealing with staffing shortages, this could strengthen the fire district and protect more citizens.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 7:46:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Man seriously injured Milwaukee apartment fire

Firefighters on Thursday morning, Nov. 3 responded to the scene of an apartment fire near 24th and Hampton. The call came in around 3:17 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 52-year-old man that had burns from a small fire that started in the bathroom. The fire seems to be accidental. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 5:00:00 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Balcony fire at an Appleton apartments, $70k in damages

Crews in the Appleton area responded to reports of a fire on a second-floor balcony at an apartment building on Tuesday morning. According to a release from the Grand Chute Fire Department, the incident began around 9:45 a.m. at the Tri-Park Villas Apartments, the Grand Chute, Appleton, and Fox Crossing Fire Departments all responded.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:21:30 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Two people hurt in one-car crash in Sheboygan County

Two people suffered serious injuries in a crash in northern Sheboygan County Tuesday night. The sheriff’s office says its preliminary investigation shows a vehicle on County Rd. FF in the town of Herman lost control near Franklin Rd. It went off the road and sustained significant damage. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call just after 6:30 P.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Milwaukee's official Christmas tree was donated by a 93-year-old former Milwaukee firefighter

This year's City of Milwaukee Christmas tree arrived at its new home, Deer District, after being harvested Tuesday morning. The tree was donated by lifelong Milwaukee resident Erwin Boehme, 93, who said he planted the tree's seeds back in the mid-1980s on land he owned in Columbia County. When it grew to over a foot tall, he transferred it to the front yard of his Milwaukee home on North 58th Street.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 1:27:16 PM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online

De Pere apartment fire stemmed from exhaust fan

An exhaust fan fire caused about $10,000 worth of damage to a De Pere apartment complex Tuesday morning. Crews were called to 1015 Coral Street on the city's east side around 9 a.m. for a report of a fire in a second floor bathroom. All occupants safely evacuated and within minutes, crews extinguished the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLUK-TV FOX 11 Green Bay

No danger to the public after chemical leak in Barron County

A chemical leak occurred at Jennie-O located in Barron County Monday morning. Highway 8 was temporarily closed and a temporary preventative shelter in place was implemented by the Sheriff’s Department, according to a social post via the Barron County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Page. According to a media release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, preventable shelter in place precautions that the Sheriff’s Department had out have been removed.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV NBC/CW+ 13 Eau Claire

Milwaukee firefighters battle house fire

VIDEO: Milwaukee firefighters battled a house fire near 24th and Burleigh on Monday. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, the call came in around 7:30 p.m. Crews did multiple searches and determined no one was inside the building. We Energies was contacted, but gas and electricity had already been cut to the building.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 10:31:56 PM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

Beaver Dam Fire Department Receives Grant From DNR

The Beaver Dam Fire Department recently received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The agency is getting $10,000 from the Forest Fire Protection grant program which is available to state fire departments and county fire associations. The money, along with funds from the Beaver Dam Community Fire and Rescue Association, will help the Beaver Dam Fire Department replace its 2003-year model UTV and skid unit.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 10:30:00 PM - SOURCE: WBEV-FM 95.3 Beaver Dam

Defibrillator campaign brings 84 new AEDs to Door County, almost doubling its previous number

Door County now has almost twice as many chances to help save the lives of people experiencing a cardiac episode because of the Door County Fire Chiefs Association's Defibs4DoorCounty fundraising campaign. The campaign, which started in February and ran through Labor Day, raised $79,898 and combined those funds with a $75,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor for a total of nearly $155,000.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Gazette - Metered Site

Man, boy die in fire in Kenosha; neighbor hears explosion

A man and a boy died at the scene of an early morning apartment fire Sunday in Kenosha, according to authorities. Kenosha Police and Fire department personnel responded to the fire just after 1 a.m. that was discovered in a building in the 4900 block of 36th Avenue, according to a release from the Kenosha Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2022 1:30:00 PM - SOURCE: The Journal Times Online

Resident and firefighter hospitalized in Beloit duplex fire

Two individuals were taken to a local hospital after a duplex fire in Beloit Friday night. The City of Beloit Fire Department responded to a duplex fire on the 700 block of Moore Street around 7:15 p.m. and additional fire departments from the surrounding area assisted. Fire officials reported one resident and a responding firefighter were taken to a local hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2022 11:40:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Sparta: High School Students get hands on firefighter experience

The Western Youth Fire Fighter Training Program runs into it's second year. In a joint program between the Onalaska Fire Department and Western Technical College, high school students from around the Coulee Region got hands on training Saturday morning. A class of 13 students spent time getting familiar with firefighting equipment.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2022 10:07:00 PM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

Crews respond to large fire at house in Lake Delton

Multiple agencies battled a large fire at a house in Lake Delton on Saturday night. According to a news release from Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman, the fire at 940 Parkway Drive happened just after 9:00 p.m. Crews arrived to find the house fully engulfed with flames. Hardman says everyone was out of the house by the time crews arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2022 8:57:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

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