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Wisconsin may allow first responders to aid pets

Some Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing to change state law and allow first responders to treat pets when responding to an emergency. Wisconsin's veterinarian practice act only allows for veterinarians to give animals aid, WDJT-TV reported. Two bills are in committee in the state Legislature that would give first responders immunity for treating animals during an emergency call.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 4:46:38 AM - SOURCE: Greater Milwaukee Today - GM Today

Two injured in Palmyra plane crash

The FAA and Palmyra Public Safety Department are investigating a plane crash that injured two people Sunday afternoon. According to officials, the Jefferson County Sheriff's dispatch center received numerous calls that a plane went down in a wooded area east of Palmyra Airport. When rescuers arrived on scene they found the airplane in a wooded swamp.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 3:36:08 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

No Injuries in Glendale house fire

North Shore firefighters are investigating a house fire on the 2100 block of West Greenwood Road in Glendale. Fire officials said it happened just before 1:00 a.m. When they arrived to the scene they saw fire coming through the roof and it was spreading into the walls. Firefighters said the fire started in the living room.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 11:45:21 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Kiel Fire Department responds to multiple fires, industrial injury

The Kiel Fire Department on Friday responded to multiple structure fires and an accident at a construction site. The first incident, a house fire, was called in at 12:35 p.m. on the 1200 block of Dewey Street in Kiel. Witnesses said they saw smoke coming from alongside the residence, and responding firefighters found flames visible extending up to the roof-line.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2017 3:31:01 PM - SOURCE: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Central Wisconsin fire departments continue holiday wreath tradition

People driving by many of the fire departments in central Wisconsin will notice brightly lit wreaths hanging on the stations beginning Thursday. Many departments in central Wisconsin participate in annual "Keep the Wreath Green" programs. Departments hang wreaths filled with green Christmas lights on fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 6:07:27 AM - SOURCE: Stevens Point Journal

1 injured in rural Lodi home explosion

A man was injured in an explosion at a home under construction here Tuesday morning. Lodi Fire Chief Bobby Annen said the nearly 4,000-square-foot house was destroyed in the blast and ensuing fire, which was reported just before 10 a.m. “The house exploded,” Annen said. “The structure was completely down when we arrived on the scene and the contents were fully involved.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 7:24:35 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Firefighters respond to St. Nazianz fire

VIDEO: Multiple fire departments, including the St. Nazianz Fire Department, responded to a kitchen fire Tuesday morning on the 300 block of S. 6th Street in St. Nazianz. The fire was mostly out by the time they responded. They woke one person who was sleeping in the apartment, and that individual went to the hospital, but no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 3:53:50 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Madison Fire Department warns people to beware calls claiming to be 'fire department'

Officials with the Madison Fire Department are warning people to beware of calls from "the fire department," because they could be a scam, according to officials. City fire officials have been notified of a telemarketer-style scam that may be gaining traction in the area. A Madison woman answered her phone and spoke with someone who said they were from the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 12:39:31 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Discarded ashes spark garage fire in West Allis, three vehicles damaged

VIDEO: Firefighters on Tuesday morning, November 21st responded to a scene of a garage fire in West Allis. It started around 2:30 a.m. in an ally near 75th and Walker. Authorities say discarded ashes in the garage likely sparked the blaze. Three cars -- one inside the garage and two outside the garage -- were damaged.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 6:37:18 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Eau Claire fire severely damages mobile home, injures one

Eau Claire Fire Department personnel are trying to determine the cause of a Monday morning blaze that severely damaged a trailer at The Maples, a mobile home park at 1611 Western Ave. According to Deputy Chief Allyn Bertrang: Firefighters were called to a blaze at Lot 19 and found the trailer fully engulfed, but they were able to knock the fire down quickly and prevent it from spreading to nearby trailers.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 3:10:44 AM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Firefighter precepts guide Mahlon Mitchell campaign for governor

The head of the state’s firefighters union promises to bring principles that guide his profession to state government if voters elect him Wisconsin’s next governor. Mahlon Mitchell, who last week joined the crowded Democratic field of candidates hoping to unseat GOP Gov. Scott Walker, brought his high-energy campaign to Eau Claire on Monday and sprinkled firefighting analogies throughout his 20-minute speech to about three dozen supporters at The Oxbow Hotel.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 2:12:25 AM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Deputies: Town of Middleton fire causes $300K in damage

A large fire at an outbuilding of a landscaping company in the Town of Middleton Sunday evening caused $300,000 in damage, Dane County deputies said. Dane County Sheriff's Office Lt. Krista Ewers-Hayes said firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at A.L. Landscaping at 3624 Pioneer Rd. at 5:05 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 5:06:48 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Greendale fire consumes garage, vehicles

VIDEO: irefighters from several departments were called on Sunday afternoon to a fire that consumed a garage and at least two vehicles. Greenfield, Greendale, Franklin, Oak Creek and Hales Corners firefighters responded to the home near Sutton Lane and Eastway. WISN 12 NEWS saw one firefighter being treated in an ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 3:05:32 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Two injured after apparent OWI crash in Mount Pleasant

Two people were transported to the hospital late Friday after a vehicle was involved in a serious crash and ended up wrapped around a tree. Police believe alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash. On Friday, at 10:56 p.m., the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded with the South Shore Fire Department to the 1400 block of Oakes Road following a report of a vehicle crashed into a tree, according to a Mount Pleasant Police Department release issued Saturday morning.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2017 9:45:59 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

New EMS station coming for South Shore Fire Department

The South Shore Fire Department is getting a new emergency medical services station somewhere on the village’s north side. Money for the station is part of the 2018 village budget adopted Wednesday. The station will cost $500,000, and the department will hire six more paramedics, working two at a time in 24-hour shifts, to respond to calls primarily on the northeast part of Mount Pleasant.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2017 3:30:48 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Person suffers broken bones, burns in Lamartine cheese plant explosion

One person was hurt during an explosion at a cheese plant Friday morning. It happened at Knaus Cheese, which is located on County Highway C in Lamartine. The Lamartine Fire Chief tells our Green Bay affiliate that one person was airlifted to a hospital with burns and broken bones. That person is said to be in stable condition.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 8:20:37 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Sauk City Fire Department gets grant to fund breathing apparatus

Members of the Sauk City Fire Department will soon able to breath a little easier. The Sauk City Fire Department was awarded a $180,545 federal grant toward the purchase of 28 self-contained breathing apparatus, 56 breathing air cylinders and 40 face masks. Granted through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the apparatus is a device worn by firefighters and others to provide breathable air in an immediately dangerous to life or health atmosphere, according to Mike Breunig, assistant fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 7:16:10 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Crews respond to Altoona garage fire

VIDEO: Crews are investigating what sparked a garage fire this morning in Altoona. Fire Chief Mark Renderman says the fire started in a detached garage and spread to the exterior of the house just before noon. He says two people were in the house at the time of the fire and they both got out safely. The chief says there's no damage estimates yet, but the garage is being considered a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 3:09:48 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Graduation ceremony welcomes 19 new firefighters to Milwaukee Fire Department

VIDEO: The Milwaukee Fire Department on Wednesday, November 15th welcomed 19 new firefighters. A graduation ceremony was held at the MFD Training Academy near Teutonia and Green Tree. Recruits spent the past 16 weeks preparing for their new jobs. As you can imagine, the training was both physically and mentally challenging.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 6:36:07 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Competency hearing requested for Milwaukee man indicted for rioting, arson in Sherman Park

A competency hearing has been requested for a Milwaukee man charged with rioting and arson after the unrest in Sherman Park during the summer of 2016 — following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that 20-year-old Toronse Carter of Milwaukee was indicted on November 7th for rioting and arson connected with the Sherman Park violence that broke out in August 2016.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 6:28:14 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6