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Hudson Common Council: Joins ACCE, establishes fire department officially

With a tie-breaking vote from the mayor, the Hudson Common Council voted 4-3 to join the American City County Exchange (ACCE). Membership to the exchange, a nonpartisan forum for local leaders, was proposed after the city joined the National League of Cities. Council members Joyce Hall, Jim Webber and Randy Morrissette cast the opposing votes.
- PUB DATE: 4/1/2018 11:38:04 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Star-Observer

Dry weather increases outdoor fire threat, officials say

The long stretch of dry weather in southern Wisconsin is increasing the chances for outdoor fires this spring, so local fire officials are warning residents about illegal burning. The Madison Fire Department said the only outdoor fires allowed in the city are fires in fire pits, with the burning of yard waste prohibited.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin State Journal

Private ambulance rollover in Kenosha County leaves one injured

A private ambulance rolled over in Kenosha County early Friday morning. An official with the sheriff's office said the crash happened around 3:00 a.m. near 10th Street and Sheridan Road in Somers. A person at the scene told WISN 12 News the ambulance clipped a fire hydrant, hit a utility pole then flipped over multiple times.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISN.com

Driver killed in Jackson County crash identified

PHOTO: Durry Kennedy, 48, of San Antonio, Texas, was identified Thursday as the driver killed early Wednesday after rear-ending a semitrailer on Interstate 94 near Black River Falls, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Kennedy was driving a U-Haul about 3:20 a.m. when he drove into the back of a semi driven by Barry Berry, 59, of Jersey City, N.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

Gov. Walker signs Save Our Pets emergency rescue bill into law

Wisconsin first responders will be able to help pets during emergency situations without waiting for a veterinarian under a bill signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker. The Save Our Pets law was authored to allow firefighters and other emergency crews to provide emergency care to dogs, cats, and another pets.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9

Beaver Dam firefighters battle midnight apartment fire

Just after midnight Wednesday morning around 12:15 a.m. Beaver Dam firefighters responded to a fire in a home on Wayland Street. When officials arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from an apartment. Firefighters were told that everyone had evacuated. Residents from two apartments were displaced, but the other tenants were allowed to return.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 10:12:55 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

One injured, eight displaced after fire in Racine duplex

One person was transported to the hospital and eight residents were displaced after a structure fire in a Racine duplex Wednesday afternoon. Racine firefighters were dispatched at 1:22 p.m. to 419 Park View Drive, located north of West Sixth Street and Island Park and east of the Root River, for a report of a kitchen fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 7:04:58 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Mosinee area barn total loss following fire

VIDEO: A barn burned to the ground in the Town of Mosinee in Marathon County Wednesday afternoon. The fire started just before 2 p.m. on the 1400 block of Moon Road. No animals were inside the barn and nobody was injured. A Marathon County Sheriff's deputy tells NewsChannel 7 the fire started in the southeast corner of the barn where hay was being stored, the barn was empty otherwise.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 4:25:11 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Waupun fire destroys garage, damages buildings

A late night fire in Waupun Tuesday destroyed a garage and damaged two other buildings. Waupun firefighters arrived just before 11 p.m. to 206 Monroe St. to find the garage engulfed in flames, with fire extending to the house and a neighboring garage, said Chief B.J. DeMaa. Fire crews quickly knocked down the blaze that had extended to the house and neighboring garage but not before the flames caused moderate damage.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 5:55:24 AM - SOURCE: Fond du Lac Reporter

U.S. senator touts firefighter’s invention, fledgling business

Wisconsin and the federal government should do more to support small-business creation, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Tuesday during a stop at the Altoona fire station. Baldwin, a first-term Democrat up for re-election this fall, spent the first part of her visit meeting with local fire Capt. Jeff Dykes, founder and owner of Northern Star Fire, and discussing the challenges he faced in launching his business that developed equipment to help firefighters navigate through burning buildings.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 10:44:00 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Voters fighting for new Campbell firetruck

It's a half-million-dollar question: Should the town of Campbell Fire Department get a new firetruck? On April 3, voters will decide if a pumper truck that is more than three decades old should be replaced with a new one. "The tank is rusted. The truck leaks. We've had to pry open compartments to get to tools on calls," said Fire Chief Nate Melby of the Campbell Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 5:45:17 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Anonymous donor gives $20,000 to Wales-Genesee Fire Department

VIDEO: Wales-Genesee Fire Chief Jim Moon got a call around Christmas time last year from someone wishing to remain anonymous. That mystery-person asked what the department needed the most. "So I told him well we need to replace our thermal imaging cameras, but they're $10,000 dollars apiece," Moon said.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:53:17 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Western Lakes Fire District crew delivers baby in Oconomowoc home

A scary situation early March 27 had the best possible outcome. Western Lakes Fire District emergency crews responded to a call at an Oconomowoc home at about 4 a.m. and delivered a healthy baby girl. According to Western Lakes Fire Chief Brad Bowen, the mother and baby were taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where both were listed in good condition.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 11:50:53 AM - SOURCE: Livinglakecountry

Arson charges against former Madison man over car fires downtown

A former Madison man is charged with two felony counts of arson and other crimes, after two cars in downtown Madison were set on fire last month.24-year old Darryn Taylor of Whitmore Lake, Michigan remains free on $3,000 bail, after a Monday Dane County court appearance. A criminal complaint against Taylor states surveillance video around the time of the early morning, Feb.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:46:57 AM - SOURCE: WIBA-AM 1310 News Talk

Fire causes ‘substantial damage’ to Fond du Lac garage, cause electrical in nature

Firefighters on Monday night, March 26 responded to the scene of a garage fire on Maple Avenue near Ray Street in Fond Du Lac. The call came in shortly before midnight. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke coming from the building and made a fire attack on the garage. The fire was contained to the garage, but not before substantial damage occurred.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:04:35 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Overnight house fire in Brown County

VIDEO: No one was hurt after an overnight house fire in Brown County. It broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Langes Corners, which is near Denmark. It started out as a garage fire, but quickly spread to the home on Steves Cheese Road. "We have extensive damage to the first floor of the home and we have smoke and water damage extensively, second floor has a lot of smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 3:37:31 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Onalaska Town Board backs agreement with La Crosse Fire Department

The Onalaska Town Board was in full agreement regarding a proposed agreement between the Holmen Area and La Crosse fire departments for equipment servicing. At its March 13 meeting, the board voted to recommend the Holmen Area Fire District Board Association partner with the LCFD to do mechanical work on HAFD’s vehicles and other equipment.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 1:04:57 PM - SOURCE: Onalaska Holmen Courier Life

Semis that caught fire outside east Madison bakery cause $32K in damage, fire officials say

Semitrailerss that caught fire outside an east Madison bakery early Monday caused thousands of dollars in damage to the building, fire officials said. The Madison Fire Department said crews responded to a semi fire at about 2:15 a.m. outside the Bimbo Bakeries in the 3400 block of East Washington Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 11:41:46 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Nobody hurt in Far West Side house fire, Madison Fire Department says

Nobody was injured Sunday afternoon in a fire that damaged the exterior of a home on Madison's Far West Side. The fire was reported at about 4:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Mica Road, the Madison Fire Department said. Responding units could see smoke a block or two away from the single-family residence.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 8:20:52 AM - SOURCE: Madison.com-Wisconsin State Journal-Capital Times

Son of volunteer firefighter honored for jumping into action when he saw flames at his own Kohlsville home

VIDEO: In many of Wisconsin's small communities, if there is a fire at your home, there's a good chance a volunteer will be coming to fight it. That was the case during a recent fire in Kohlsville in Washington County. Firefighters are crediting a boy, 10, for saving the day. He might not be the oldest volunteer, but if you need a tour of the Kohlsville Fire Department, Peyton Theusch, 10, has been coming to the fire station for about half his life.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 8:39:42 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6