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No survivors in Northern Door plane crash

Authorities say there were no survivors after a small plane crashed in Peninsula State Park on Sunday night. The plane was found off Highland Road, north of the golf course maintenance building, just before 10 p.m. after more than an hour of intense searching by northern Door County police and fire personnel.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2016 6:53:38 AM - SOURCE: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Appleton firefighters douse blaze set by juveniles

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire on Sunday in a vacant apartment that juveniles fled prior to their arrival. The Appleton Fire Department, along with crews from the Grand Chute Fire Department, were called about 2 p.m. to 2707 W. Fourth St. Grand Chute firefighters found the blaze in the basement and put it out with a water extinguisher.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2016 2:04:24 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Benefit for paralyzed former Appleton firefighter 'awesome'

VIDEO: They arrived on Sunday to raise money to fulfill John Reese’s dream of again owning a home. In the process, the paralyzed, former Appleton firefighter learned just how much he’s loved. Friends and family showed up in force at the Best Western Bridgewood Resort Hotel to show their support for Reese, who was paralyzed in a 2001 diving accident.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2016 1:41:49 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Wausau Battle Of The Badges Honors Fallen Hero

VIDEO: The third annual Battle of the Badges softball tournament was held at Sunnyvale Park in Wausau on Saturday. Local police and fire departments battled it out to see who was king of the diamond. "Everybody is here to have fun but obviously there is a little competition involved," said Organizer Ted Knoeck.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2016 6:44:24 AM - SOURCE: WOAW-TV ABC 9

Study group weighs 911, dispatch options for Monona

Monona firefighters would join the city’s EMS personnel in being dispatched by Dane County if the Monona City Council agrees with a recommendation from a group charged with studying the emergency dispatch operations. The study looked at the entire 911 system, which included considerations of technical needs, service, staffing, security, responsiveness and cost.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2016 3:11:21 AM - SOURCE: Monona / Cottage Grove Herald Independent

Milwaukee fire station burglarized while firefighters out answering call

Laptops, tablets, and cell phones were stolen from a Milwaukee fire station as firefighters were out answering a call. That call turned out to be a false alarm. According to Milwaukee police, around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 15th firefighters at Station 34, located at at 62nd and Burleigh, responded to the fire call and then left the scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 7:59:34 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

New Edgerton Fire Chief talks future, explaining why past three chiefs resigned

VIDEO: It was a mass exodus. Three Edgerton Fire Chiefs resigned in less than a year. "The truth is Hollywood doesn't do us any favors," New Edgerton Fire Chief Randy Pickering said. "They glamorize the parts of the job that's like 2% of what we do," he added. Chief Pickering is taking over after three previous chiefs left in rapid succession.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 5:48:28 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Crews put out house fire in Sun Prairie

A fire damaged a home in Sun Prairie Wednesday afternoon according to the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters were called to a home in the 900 block of Katherine Drive just after 4:30 p.m. Fire officials said when crews arrived on scene, they found an active fire in the laundry room area.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 7:36:17 AM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

'Red, White, and Blue' prayer service held for area Alma emergency responders

VIDEO: Local law enforcement, medical staff, and firefighters were honored during a church service Wednesday night in Alma. Buffalo County Sheriff Mike Schmidtknecht says the St. Lawrence Catholic Church held a prayer service in support of local heroes. Schmidtknecht says he's appreciative for the communities' support.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 6:54:13 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Pick-up truck catches fire at Appleton parking garage

VIDEO: Officials are investigating after a pick-up truck caught fire at an Appleton parking garage. It happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday at Yellow Parking Ramp, located on the 100 block of East Washington Street. Firefighters say there is not much left of the pick-up truck. The parking garage was not damaged.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 6:39:20 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Investigators look into cause of massive Westport fire; 13 people displaced

VIDEO: The Waunakee Fire Department says it's working to find out what started a massive fire in the Town of Westport early Thursday morning. The fire at an eight-unit apartment complex started around 3:15 a.m. and was contained around 6:15 a.m. Firefighters were still on the scene as of 6:45 a.m. to monitor the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 3:05:06 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Judge enters not guilty plea for Green Bay murder and arson suspect

A judge entered a not guilty plea for a woman charged with arson and felony murder in connection with a man found dead after a fire at his home. Roni Anderson is charged with arson for allegedly setting the fire that killed Harold Ambrosius on June 12, 2015. She stood mute at her arraignment Monday, so Judge Tim Hinkfuss entered a not guilty plea for her, according to court records.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 9:32:38 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Ceremony honors 9/11 firefighters, Kilbourn's 125th anniversary

At exactly 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, the ringing of the fire bell echoed through the air. A hundred people sat in the shade with a cool morning breeze blowing in front of the Kilbourn Fire Department in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Fire Inspector Jerry Wolfram rang the bell, a solid nine times with a pause before ringing it one more time and then one last solid toll.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 2:11:21 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Dells-Events

Kenosha: 'Super’ fire station proposed

The city of Kenosha could get a “super fire station” next year. Two fire stations would close and be merged into a “super” station on the site of the shuttered Bain Elementary School, 2210 52nd St. The two stations considered for closure: Station 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road, and Station 5, 2125 Washington Road.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 1:50:39 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Couple found unconscious in car with toddler outside Milwaukee home

VIDEO: A Milwaukee woman found a couple passed out, possibly dying, in their running car. Their toddler was trapped inside. The woman reached out to WISN 12 News after seeing a viral photo from Ohio last week showing a similar situation. Firefighters and police officers are finding similar situations on an almost daily basis.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 4:42:32 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Rhinelander Fire Departments Dives into the Trenchers for Training

VIDEO: Firefighters typically don't dive in and out of trenches often. Rhinelander's Fire Department wanted to make sure they can rescue anyone in that type of situation. The department has never had to save someone from a trench, but this two day training helps the squad feel prepared. "It's kind of invigorating, it's a good work out and we always have a couple of laughs during training so that helps a lot," said firefighter paramedic, Andrea Boos.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 4:41:49 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau

Bank of Sun Prairie supports Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department’s 125th anniversary celebration

In 125 years, Sun Prairie has transformed – and Sun Prairie’s fire department right along with it. The boundaries have expanded, changing from a rural town to a bustling suburb. The population has exploded. Businesses have closed, or opened and grown. But through it all, one piece has been a constant: the steadfast Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD).
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 3:18:50 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Overdoses occurring on Interstate 94

Overdoses have overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Wisconsin. And in a growing number of cases, local overdoses are becoming the cause of crashes, according to local authorities. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department has seen multiple crashes on Interstate 94 in the past six months that involved overdoses, according to assistant chief of EMS Dan Russell, although he did not have exact figures readily available.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 2:12:18 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Marshall firefighters assist at tobacco barn fire

The Marshall Fire Department provided mutual assistance Sunday night at a tobacco barn fire in the Dane County Town of Vienna. A large tobacco barn and three additional outbuildings at 7026 Patton Road in the Town of Vienna were destroyed by the spreading fire that was reported at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 1:41:06 AM - SOURCE: Waterloo / Marshall Courier

Update: Officials continue to investigate cause of Fitchburg house explosion new

Investigators are still searching for what caused a Fitchburg home to explode last month. Thursday marks three weeks since the explosion that rocked the neighborhood. Debris once filled the streets and yards of homes around the area, but the restoration process for residents is just beginning. "They are in the emergency phase, then they go into the cleanup phase and then they go into the house to tear things apart and then you have to put it back together," resident Mary Katic said.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 10:27:40 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

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