In 2019, the Neenah Police Department added Tactical Emergency support to its SWAT unit, to provide medical care during “high-risk” operations.
“I’m the lead TEMS Medic with the Neenah SWAT team,” explains Mike Novy, Neenah-Menasha Firefighter. Novy has been with the unit since the launch and has been with the Fire Department for 13 years. - PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 2:38:11 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay
A series of stories presented recently in the Daily Times has addressed the challenges of operating fire and EMS services in today’s complex world, with area leaders in firefighting saying it is becoming increasingly difficult to find staff members to conduct their business.
Watertown Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld spoke recently about the demands placed on the city’s fire department in 2021, saying one of the things that worries him most is simply being able to recruit and retain staff members qualified to respond to emergency calls. - PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 3:58:04 AM - SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times
Two people died Monday night when a driver crashed their vehicle into the rear of a semi-truck that was disabled on the shoulder of I-90.
Wisconsin State Patrol authorities said the crash happened around 10 p.m. near mile marker 26.5 near Sparta. According to an incident report, the disabled semi-truck was parked on the right shoulder of the interstate when a Subaru Outback with no lights on crashed into the rear of the truck. - PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison
Madison firefighters and medical personnel responded to a string of wrecks Monday evening spread across several Milwaukee Street intersections.
According to the Madison Fire Dept., when the first emergency responder responding to calls about the crashes shortly before 8 p.m. turned off of Hwy. 51 and onto Milwaukee Street, they spotted a pickup truck. - PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 3:41:28 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison
A 13-year-old Wisconsin boy is being credited with saving his four younger sisters from a house fire while their parents were at the grocery store. He tried to put the fire out himself but couldn’t, his dog eventually leading him away.
Days after a fire tore through her home with her five kids inside, Kelly Omar searched through the rubble for anything she could salvage. - PUB DATE: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Valley News Live
VIDEO: On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders in Superior gathered to honor the lives lost, and ensure future generations never forget the ultimate sacrifice of the law enforcement and firefighters.
At the sound of the bugle, the flag at U.W.S. lowers to half-staff. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV FOX 21 Duluth
The Port Washington Fire Department responded to a side-by-side structure fire in Port Washington Sunday, Sept. 12.
Authorities say the fire was coming from a duplex 404 N. Wisconsin Street in Port Washington.
Reports indicate that one side of the duplex got heavy damage, while the other side of the residence wasn't severely damaged. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
The Town of Peshtigo Fire Department has placed a new rescue craft into service that is available to respond to water rescues and other water-related emergencies.
The new 15-foot Mercury Ocean Runner rigid inflatable rescue boat has been outfitted with a 40 HP Mercury outboard motor and equipped with state-of-the art navigation, lighting and rescue equipment. - PUB DATE: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Eagle Herald Extra
Green Bay fire crews only used a fire extinguisher to clear a fire that had ignited in an apartment unit on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, on Saturday at around 1:11 p.m., crews responded to the 1300 block Western Avenue for reports of a fire that was in the bathroom of one of the apartment units in the building. - PUB DATE: 9/12/2021 1:18:50 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay
Twenty years ago this Saturday, 351 firefighters died in their efforts to save people after the 9/11 attacks.
On that day, almost 3000 people were killed when al-Qaeda militants hijacked four airplanes in suicide missions against targets in the United States—including the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon just outside Washington D. - PUB DATE: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUWM-FM 89.7 Milwaukee
The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is now just two days away. The event changed the way crews across the country plan for and respond to emergencies, and that includes here in Wisconsin. There’s one system more than 86% of fire departments use when disaster hits in Wisconsin, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or MABAS. - PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 8:41:43 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison
The City of Appleton will hold a solemn procession and ceremony to honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks on Saturday.
“It’s a pretty jam-packed morning, really starting at 8:45. The ceremony should and before 10:00. We really hope that people can come to Appleton to unite and pay their respects,” said Appleton Parade Committee Chairperson Corey Otis. - PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 3:08:28 PM - SOURCE: WNFL-AM 1440 Green Bay
Information and rationale relating to the need for additional staffing for the Fort Atkinson Fire and Police departments, starting in 2023, was presented to city council members and the public Tuesday night.
The city is proposing to bring 911 ambulance service under the umbrella of the fire department, and as part of a public safety staffing proposal will be looking at an April 5, 2022 referendum question asking the electorate for approval to exceed the state levy limit for the purpose of adding 2 police officers, 6 firefighter/paramedics and 6 firefighter/EMTs and all necessary equipment to support those additions to allow those departments to meet the growing demand for their services. - PUB DATE: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Union
The morning of 9/11, Madison Firefighter Rob Verhelst had just returned from fighting a fire in Madison when he heard and saw the 9/11 attacks unfold on radio and then television. He felt he had to go help with the search and recovery efforts, and drove to New York City, where he joined the search efforts at Ground Zero on Sept. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 4:41:24 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison
Manitowoc Public Library is fortunate to have scheduled an appearance by retired firefighter and author, Gregory Lee Renz. His book, Beneath the Flames, vividly shows us what life as a firefighter is like—and what it’s like to face life-and-death situations on a regular basis.
Greg is known for his heroic work as a Milwaukee Firefighter over the course of his 28-year career. - PUB DATE: 9/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seehafernews.com
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, local firefighters are remembering the FYPD firefighters who gave their lives on that fateful day.
Every year, Pierce Manufacturing and the Green Bay Metro Fire Department hosts a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field. Participants climb or walk the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center in memory of the attacks. - PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 9:00:11 PM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay
When he turned 18, Dan Buchholtz figured it was time to formally take on a firefighting responsibility that pretty much had been part of his life for four years already.
There were a few things he hadn't envisioned, of course. That he would become chief of his department 26 years later. That he would serve side by side with his brother, Stu, 60, an assistant chief. - PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 1:08:04 PM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Metered Site
Ernie Koepp has kept up with the changes. Koepp has been a member of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department for the past 50 years.
On Sept. 2, he was honored for his five decades of service by Representative Jon Plumer, who leads the Wisconsin State Assembly’s 42nd District. Other members of the fire department were on hand. - PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: HNG News
It's been 20 years since the attacks on September 11, 2001, and the tragic events of that day impacted people in cities across the country.
Many families continue to pick up the pieces of the loss and heartbreak. That includes firefighters and veterans who saw their own go into destruction, heroically. - PUB DATE: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee
In Northeast Wisconsin, there are multiple events popping up to pay tribute to everyone who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 – honoring all of the individuals 20 years later.
According to Associated Press, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. 2,750 people were killed at the World Trade Center in New York, 184 died at the Pentagon, and 40 more died in Pennsylvania. - PUB DATE: 9/4/2021 10:39:17 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay