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Trial set for former Wausau firefighter charged with 2017 sexual assault of patient

A four-day trial is scheduled to begin in September for the former Wausau firefighter charged with sexually assaulting a patient he was transporting to a hospital in 2017. Clifford Heiser was arrested by Wausau Police after an investigation into a complaint from a female patient on Sept. 13, 2017. The complaint was filed by a 29-year-old woman who was transported to an area hospital by a Wausau Fire Department ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 12:58:07 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Lake Mills firefighters, friends and family honor Capt. Truman during funeral

The Lake Mills community is remembering a fallen hero, Capt. Chris Truman of the Lake Mills Fire Department. "I truly believe the best way to honor Capt. Truman is by being a good person and helping out those around you. Pay it forward," said Police Chief Mick Selck. "By helping out your friends and people you don't know, you're honoring his memory.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 3:13:48 AM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Lake Mills firefighters, friends and family honor Capt. Truman during funeral

The Lake Mills community is remembering a fallen hero, Capt. Chris Truman of the Lake Mills Fire Department. "I truly believe the best way to honor Capt. Truman is by being a good person and helping out those around you. Pay it forward," said Police Chief Mick Selck. "By helping out your friends and people you don't know, you're honoring his memory.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 3:13:48 AM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Recently retired Wausau firefighter brings truck from 1936 back to life

VIDEO: A longtime member of the Wausau Fire Department retired last week, but not before leaving behind a piece of history for the entire community to enjoy. Meet Steve Robers, as of 6:45 on Friday, January 4th, a retired lieutenant and 22-year veteran of the Wausau Fire Department. In the last year before Robers bid farewell, he made it his mission to get this truck, a 1936 Pirsch Engine, back on the road.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2019 2:58:28 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Recently retired Wausau firefighter brings truck from 1936 back to life

VIDEO: A longtime member of the Wausau Fire Department retired last week, but not before leaving behind a piece of history for the entire community to enjoy. Meet Steve Robers, as of 6:45 on Friday, January 4th, a retired lieutenant and 22-year veteran of the Wausau Fire Department. In the last year before Robers bid farewell, he made it his mission to get this truck, a 1936 Pirsch Engine, back on the road.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2019 2:58:28 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Apartment Fire in Kimberly Leaves Residents Without Home

Several people are out of their homes after a structure fire at a four unit apartment building in Kimberly Saturday afternoon. Fire crews responded to the West 4th Street building just after 4:30 pm to find the top level balcony engulfed in flames. Fortunately, they were able to put the fire out immediately.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2019 7:52:20 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Apartment Fire in Kimberly Leaves Residents Without Home

Several people are out of their homes after a structure fire at a four unit apartment building in Kimberly Saturday afternoon. Fire crews responded to the West 4th Street building just after 4:30 pm to find the top level balcony engulfed in flames. Fortunately, they were able to put the fire out immediately.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2019 7:52:20 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Marshall Fire Department hangs flag over deployed firefighter's locker until return

The Marshall Fire Department is hanging an American flag over firefighter Luis Acosta's locker until his return from military deployment. According to a Facebook post, the flag will remain over his locker to remind others of his "sacrifice to our country to ensure our everyday freedoms." Acosta has been with the Marshall Fire Department since 2016.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 8:06:08 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Marshall Fire Department hangs flag over deployed firefighter's locker until return

The Marshall Fire Department is hanging an American flag over firefighter Luis Acosta's locker until his return from military deployment. According to a Facebook post, the flag will remain over his locker to remind others of his "sacrifice to our country to ensure our everyday freedoms." Acosta has been with the Marshall Fire Department since 2016.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 8:06:08 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Family of 5 safely escapes house fire in Hobart

A family of five safely escaped a house fire in Hobart. It started around midnight on the 3100 block of Jonas Circle. When crews arrived on scene flames were shooting up the side of the home. Firefighters believe the fire started in the garbage bins. "There was a dog inside. We were able to retrieve the dog for them and save the family pet," said Chief Jerry Lancelle from the Hobart Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 7:21:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC26

Family of 5 safely escapes house fire in Hobart

A family of five safely escaped a house fire in Hobart. It started around midnight on the 3100 block of Jonas Circle. When crews arrived on scene flames were shooting up the side of the home. Firefighters believe the fire started in the garbage bins. "There was a dog inside. We were able to retrieve the dog for them and save the family pet," said Chief Jerry Lancelle from the Hobart Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 7:21:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC26

Edgerton Fire District adds paramedic services

VIDEO: The Edgerton Fire District is expanding to include paramedic services in its ambulances after the district was accredited following a three-year process. Deputy Chief Jason Russ says not being able to provide the service in the past was difficult for him. "As an (emergency medical services) provider that’s been in this now for 16 years, one of the hardest things is to be with a patient and know you can provide a better level of care, but yet know, since the service isn’t to that level yet, you cant," he said.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 6:51:17 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Edgerton Fire District adds paramedic services

VIDEO: The Edgerton Fire District is expanding to include paramedic services in its ambulances after the district was accredited following a three-year process. Deputy Chief Jason Russ says not being able to provide the service in the past was difficult for him. "As an (emergency medical services) provider that’s been in this now for 16 years, one of the hardest things is to be with a patient and know you can provide a better level of care, but yet know, since the service isn’t to that level yet, you cant," he said.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 6:51:17 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Update: Suspected drunken driver accused of hitting, killing Lake Mills firefighter out of jail

A suspected drunken driver accused of hitting and killing a firefighter is out of jail. Samuel Cremers was ordered released on a $5,000 signature bond after appearing in court Thursday. Police said he hit Lake Mills fire Capt. Christopher Truman on New Year's Eve on the Beltline as Truman helped a stranded driver.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 6:12:44 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Update: Suspected drunken driver accused of hitting, killing Lake Mills firefighter out of jail

A suspected drunken driver accused of hitting and killing a firefighter is out of jail. Samuel Cremers was ordered released on a $5,000 signature bond after appearing in court Thursday. Police said he hit Lake Mills fire Capt. Christopher Truman on New Year's Eve on the Beltline as Truman helped a stranded driver.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 6:12:44 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Other departments fill shifts for Lake Mills firefighters, hoping they can get 'closure'

VIDEO: Emergency medical services and fire crews from around the area are filling shifts for their fellow emergency responders in Lake Mills, so they are able to attend the funeral services for Capt. Chris Truman this weekend. Truman died New Year's Eve after he was hit by a suspected drunken driver while trying to help someone on the Beltline in Monona.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 5:15:44 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Other departments fill shifts for Lake Mills firefighters, hoping they can get 'closure'

VIDEO: Emergency medical services and fire crews from around the area are filling shifts for their fellow emergency responders in Lake Mills, so they are able to attend the funeral services for Capt. Chris Truman this weekend. Truman died New Year's Eve after he was hit by a suspected drunken driver while trying to help someone on the Beltline in Monona.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 5:15:44 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Columbus Fire Department uses fire suppression tool to save house

Columbus Fire Department put one of its newest devices to action recently, snuffing out a fire that could have threatened a home in Columbus. Fire Chief Randy Koehn used the X-Tinguish FST, a fire suppression tool produced by Flame Guard USA, during a basement fire in mid-December. The fire suppression device, housed in a portable red box with a durable black handle, is a highly effective tool which has been used by fire departments, police, first responders and the armed forces for several years.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 3:22:12 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Columbus Fire Department uses fire suppression tool to save house

Columbus Fire Department put one of its newest devices to action recently, snuffing out a fire that could have threatened a home in Columbus. Fire Chief Randy Koehn used the X-Tinguish FST, a fire suppression tool produced by Flame Guard USA, during a basement fire in mid-December. The fire suppression device, housed in a portable red box with a durable black handle, is a highly effective tool which has been used by fire departments, police, first responders and the armed forces for several years.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 3:22:12 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Burning candle on bedroom table causes $40,000 damage to Janesville residence

Janesville firefighters extinguished a fire that caused approximately $40,000 in smoke and fire damage to a residence at 12:41 a.m. Thursday. A release said Janesville firefighters arrived at 206 McKinley St. in Janesville, where the fire was burning in a second-floor bedroom of a residence. There was smoke coming out of the second floor when responders arrived.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2019 9:36:53 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

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