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North Shore Fire and Rescue looks to hire case manager to help handle rising call volume

More people are calling North Shore Fire and Rescue than they were a few years ago, especially for social service support, NSFR officials said. To help the department keep up with the steady rise in emergency calls, NSFR is looking to hire a case manager to respond to non-life-threatening emergencies and to handle calls seeking support navigating social services.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Metered Site

Firefighter injured responding to Beaver Dam fire

One Beaver Dam firefighter was injured Monday evening after reports of a fire in the town of Westford. The Beaver Dam Fire Department responded right after they received the call at 6:13 p.m. and requested help from multiple surrounding departments. After putting out the fire, crews searched for potential occupants in the building but they did not find anyone.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2023 10:13:00 PM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC/CW 15 Madison

Appleton firefighters donate winter clothes to children at Ronald C. Dunlap Elementary

VIDEO: After successful donation efforts hosted by Friends of the Appleton Fire Department, Acre Realty, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Station 5 distributed winter clothes to students at Ronald C. Dunlap Elementary School. Organizers of the donation effort told Local 5 News that they exceeded their goal, meaning they were able to donate clothes to other schools in the Appleton area as well.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2023 9:04:46 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

La Crosse house fire still under investigation

VIDEO: The La Crosse Fire Department responded to a house fire on Saturday night. According to the LCFD, firefighters responded to the 2500 block of Harvey St. around 10:15 p.m. after hearing reports of a possible house fire. There was heavy smoke coming from the basement and the back of the home. The fire was contained to the basement area and crews were able to put it out quickly.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

$166,000 in extra Janesville Fire Department funding would pay for overtime as crews train for paramedic

Janesville Fire Department could see some extra city cash slide its way to help run fire department employees through needed paramedic training. Deputy Fire Chief John McManus says Janesville’s Fire Department is not shorthanded on paramedics, at least not now. But some recent hires have come aboard without paramedic certification, and the process of training and certifying them for paramedic duty takes those firefighters out of the picture.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2023 5:47:19 PM - SOURCE: WCLO-AM 1230 Janesville

Kansasville Fire Chief Molnar honored as the 63rd Assembly District’s First Responder of the Year

PHOTO: Kansasville Fire and Rescue Chief Ron Molnar was honored as the First Responder of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District last week on Tuesday at the Wisconsin State Assembly. Molnar was one of 101 first responders honored by state lawmakers to represent their Assembly Districts as First Responder of the Year.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2023 11:59:19 AM - SOURCE: Racine County Eye

West Bend Fire Department raises $8,000 for Volunteer Center

PHOTO: The Volunteer Center of Washington County announced that they have received a donation of $8,000 from the West Bend Fire Department recently. "We are almost certain that if you Google the definition of Servant Leadership, you will find a photo of the West Bend Firefighters right next to the description," said a Facebook post from the Volunteer Center.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2023 1:00:00 PM - SOURCE: Greater Milwaukee Today - Metered Site

No injuries reported in Sparta house fire

PHOTOS: A home suffers extensive damage after a fire Friday morning in Sparta. Fire Chief Mike Arnold said the call came in just before 7 a.m. for the fire at 406 North Court Street. Heavy smoke and fire was coming from the back of the house and roof as crews arrived. Chief Arnold said it took about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2023 11:43:00 PM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 La Crosse

Kenosha man arrested for arson after boat fire at Racine Reefpoint Marina

VIDEO: A Kenosha man was arrested for arson after a boat fire at Racine's Reefpoint Marina Friday, Oct. 20. According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the marina just after 5 a.m. after receiving a call that a boat was engulfed in flames. "It reeks of fire and charcoal, and it really got a lot of damage," said Sheriff's Lt.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2023 5:28:03 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Stevens Point Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Operation Warm to provide over 385 coats to local children

Over 385 Stevens Point children from low-income families will receive brand-new coats courtesy of the Stevens Point Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. For the eighth consecutive year, the Stevens Point Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation has partnered with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing warmth, confidence, and hope for children in need.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department Premieres Historical Video Trailer

VIDEO/PHOTO: During an Oct. 10 Sister Bay Stories event hosted by the Liberty Grove/Sister Bay Historical Society, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht premiered a trailer for From Bucket Brigades to Modern Day, an upcoming longform video about the history of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department (SBLGFD.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Door County Pulse

Beaver Dam Fire Captain Wesley Jahnke recognized as First Responder of the Year

VIDEO/PHOTO: State Rep. Mark Born presented Beaver Dam Fire Department Capt. Wesley Jahnke with the 2023 First Responder of the Year award during the Assembly floor session on Tuesday. The Assembly honored Jahnke in a public ceremony with other recipients from across the state. "Wesley embodies the quintessential qualities of a First Responder – compassion, bravery, and sincere dedication," Born, R-Beaver Dam, said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC News - Metered Site

Portage County firefighter retiring after 48 years of service

VIDEO: Matt Schoonover, who some describe as a man of few words, was left mostly speechless Wednesday night, as his colleagues thanked him for 48 years of services to the firefighting profession. "I don't like crowds, I don't like the celebrations and stuff, I like to be behind the scenes and help people out, so this is kind of tough for me," he said.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2023 5:52:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Unattended candles causes $60K in damages during Green Bay apartment fire

One person is without a home after an apartment complex fire on Wednesday morning in Green Bay. Shortly after 7:30 a.m., the Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded to a report of alarms activating and the smell of smoke in a 16-unit apartment building on the 2000 block of Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the rear roof area of the building.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2023 11:55:52 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Green Bay Metro Fire Department tests out electric fire truck

VIDEO: You’ve probably noticed more electric cars on our roads in recent years. Now, fire trucks are joining the EV action. The Green Bay Metro Fire Dept. says it’s considering buying one. Tuesday, firefighters took a test drive in a truck they could be taking to calls in the near future. The Vector fire truck is entirely electric and much quieter; there’s no diesel fumes or loud engines.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 10:56:00 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht Earns First Responder of the Year Award

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht was honored Tuesday afternoon on the floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol as the First Assembly District's First Responder of the Year. As a member of the fire department and Door County Emergency Services, Hecht has served his community as a first responder for over 30 years.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 8:45:05 PM - SOURCE: Door County Daily News

Fighting fires, fighting cancer: Milwaukee Fire Department designs t-shirts to support Susan G. Komen Foundation

VIDEO/PHOTOS: According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5,500 people in Wisconsin will be diagnosed with breast cancer just this year. For that reason, many organizations band together in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to help battle the disease. Every two years, Milwaukee Fire Department sells t-shirts to benefit Susan G.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 5:33:09 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Public gets up-close look at Beaver Dam fire training tower

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Beaver Dam’s new fire training facility is used by firefighters almost daily, according to Deputy Fire Chief Lee Smith. On Saturday, community members got a chance to see the inside of the three-story structure. An open house featured the Fire Department’s vehicles as well as the training facility.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 11:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WiscNews - Metered Site

Bed sheets used for massages spontaneously combust, Madison Fire says

VIDEO: Bed sheets were about to catch fire on their own early Saturday morning just as firefighters arrived at a Madison business, according to the fire department. The bundle of sheets had started spontaneously combusting around 2:15 a.m. when firefighters responded to an active alarm at the business, in the 600 block of Grand Canyon Drive, the fire department said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 12:29:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC/CW 15 Madison

Rice Lake Fire Department pursuing purchase of second ambulance

The Rice Lake Fire Department is hoping to acquire a second ambulance at a cost of $280,000 to keep EMS transport service available 24/7, and expand and enhance services. Fire Chief Mike Hover gave a presentation to the City Council on Monday during a budget hearing. Since the EMS transport service started on Nov.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rice Lake Chronotype


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