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Children get helping hand from Beloit area police and firefighters

Children’s arms were loaded with toys and area police officers and firefighters followed them with wide grins on their faces Saturday. On both sides of the state line, children were treated to holiday shopping excursions guided by men and women from Beloit, South Beloit and Town of Beloit police and fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2016 1:42:25 AM - SOURCE: Beloit Daily News

Appleton Fire Department responds to fourth holiday fire

VIDEO: The Appleton Fire Department says it has now responded to four fires since its “Keep the Wreath Green” effort began earlier this holiday season. Wreaths with green bulbs hang currently outside each fire station in the city. Every time there is a fire, firefighters change a bulb from green to red.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2016 11:36:49 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Milwaukee County Deputy Hurt After his Squad Car is Hit on the Freeway

A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Deputy is hurt after a crash around 7:45 AM Sunday morning near Highway 45 just south of Hampton Avenue. The deputy was helping to block traffic with emergency lights activated while others were working to get a disabled vehicle out of a ditch. The driver of the striking vehicle said she was not able to move over for the stopped squad because of the snow accumulation, and that she hit her brakes too late.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2016 8:01:48 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Portage County emergency responders compete to collect for the Salvation Army

Emergency responders from across Portage County came together in the spirit of competition around Salvation Army Red Kettles for the annual Portage County Public Safety Challenge. Several county agencies compete to see who can gather the most money. "We're very fortunate that we're able to live and work in a community that is so generous," Stevens Point Fire Chief Bob Finn said.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2016 8:50:23 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Body of man who fell through ice on frozen Walworth County lake found

The body of a man who fell through the ice on a Walworth County lake Friday afternoon was found, officials said. Town of Geneva Police Chief Steve Hurley said the man's body was found around 5:00 p.m. after a search of the lake. Security officials from a nearby golf course called police around 1:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2016 6:44:31 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Mount Horeb business owner arrested for arson

A 58-year old Mount Horeb woman was arrested on Thursday for attempted arson. According to authorities, it is believed Krisann Hopwood intentionally released natural gas into her business, Hop's House, on Sunday. Officials say Hopwood was booked into the Dane County Jail without incident. The Mount Horeb Police Department is investigating the incident and says additional charges may be filed.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 9:06:55 AM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Sheboygan County sheriff's deputy involved in rollover crash

VIDEO: A Sheboygan County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a rollover crash early Friday morning. It happened on I-43 near County Highway PP just before 2:00 a.m. Kohler Police say that the deputy was traveling northbound on I-43 when she noticed headlights in her rearview mirror approaching very quickly.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 5:17:42 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Milwaukee firefighters rescue 1 from burning house

Firefighters rescued one person from a burning house on Milwaukee north's side, officials said Thursday. The fire was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of N. 16 St. and firefighters saw heavy smoke when they arrived, said Deputy Fire Chief Terry Lintonen. Three other people inside the house were able to safely evacuate, he said.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fire at Bellevue business traced to dirty rags

Dirty rags from wood staining are suspected as the source of a fire at a Bellevue business Thursday morning. Firefighters say they were called to Creative Deck & Gazebo, 2004 Commercial Way, around 6:45 a.m. When they went in, crews found dense smoke down to the floor. A short search led to the origin of the fire, and it was put out, minimizing damage to the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2016 9:41:28 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Grease fire extinguished at Appleton restaurant

A grease fire in a restaurant kitchen is the third fire to be marked with a red bulb in Appleton's Keep the Wreath Green campaign. Firefighters say the fire at 110 N. Richmond St. was reported around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Employees found a grease fire on their grill. They were able to put the fire out with fire extinguishers before the fire department arrived.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2016 8:56:46 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Lake Geneva Fire Department uses red wreath to promote fire safety

A wreath with red lights is now hanging above the apparatus door at the Lake Geneva Fire Station, 730 Marshall St. The wreath has about 15 red lights. But they're more than just decoration. The lights represent the possible fires that might happen through carelessness, said Fire Lt. Dennis Detkowski of the department's Fire Prevention Bureau.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2016 1:55:24 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News

Marshfield Fire Chief: Bullying scary, but taught empathy

VIDEO: The dangers and risks a firefighter faces are tremendous, but Marshfield Fire Chief Bob Haight said no blaze ever left him as frightened and trembling as he felt one day in grade school. Haight was 10 years old when the class bully grabbed one of his hands and one of his ankles and hoisted him over the rail of a second-story stairwell at school.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 6:37:40 AM - SOURCE: Stevens Point Journal

Fire damages 4-unit complex on Madison’s east side

The Madison Fire Department said a fire on the city’s east side has forced a number of families from their homes. The fire call came in just after 5:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Webb Avenue. According to numerous law enforcement sources, the fire caused significant damage to one unit inside the building, but all residents were forced out of their homes.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 5:16:14 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Flames rip through Milwaukee church

VIDEO: A Milwaukee church is damaged after an early-morning fire. The fire was reported around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown streets. Flames could be seen shooting from the building's roof. Investigators are now trying to figure out how the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 4:43:42 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Firefighters set to square off in third annual dodgeball competition in Lake Delton

The repartee is more relaxed, at times even subtle compared to a year ago. But the competitive fire still smolders within. “It’s mostly luck — if you need it,” said Lake Delton Deputy Fire Chief Jimmy Bowen. “We mean business this year,” said Kilbourn Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Steve Smith. Bow
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 2:45:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Dells-Events

Algoma quilters sending comfort to wildfire victims

VIDEO: Thousands of people are homeless in Tennessee after wildfires destroyed their homes, but a group in Northeast Wisconsin wants to bring some comfort to those victims in the form of quilts. Mary Stewart, owner of The Quilted Fish shop in Algoma, came up with the idea to send quilts and pillowcases to victims after talking to a friend working at a shelter in Tennessee.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2016 8:41:57 PM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Students allowed back into Green Bay school amid mercury concerns

Students are being allowed back into a “determined safe area” of Lincoln Elementary School following an evacuation for possible mercury contamination. The district says no students will be dismissed until they have been checked by medical personnel as a “precautionary measure.” The students are being allowed back inside under the direction of the police and fire department, according to the school district.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2016 9:35:58 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Milwaukee Fire Department Responds to Two House Fires

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to two fires within an hour of each other this morning. The first fire was reported around 3:20 AM in a vacant home at N 10th and W Wright Streets. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, when crews arrived, the structure was fully involved, putting them in a defensive posture.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2016 9:10:44 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Crescent Town Fire Department fundraising for new pavilion, community area

VIDEO: The Crescent Fire Department spent years trying to find a good place for a town pavilion. It turns out the best spot was right in its own backyard. The department plans to build that pavilion right behind the Crescent Town Hall off Golf Course Road just west of Rhinelander. The Town Board swapped land with a homeowner to get several acres of wooded property.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2016 6:40:05 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau

Madison: Opioid overdose calls nearly double, meaning increased use of anti-overdose drug

VIDEO: Madison firefighters are using more and more of the anti-heroin overdose drug Narcan as overdose calls go up, according newly released statistics from the Madison Fire Department. Firefighters have responded to 427 suspected opioid overdose calls, which is nearly double the 222 calls they handled through last November.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2016 5:16:52 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison


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