If you have an emergency call 911!

Wisconsin Fire News

Superior Fire Department unveils new rescue vehicle

The Superior Fire Department unveiled its newest rescue vehicle to the press on Friday, March 3, a Polaris Ranger UTV that can be outfitted with tracks in winter and wheels in summer. Firefighter David Rosa drove it over snow banks surrounding the headquarters fire station, cutting a trail while cameras rolled.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 3:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Superior Telegram - Metered Site

Madison Fire Department: Idling vehicle prompts apartment evacuation due to high carbon monoxide levels

The Madison Fire Department evacuated an apartment building after an idling vehicle parked nearby caused a carbon monoxide detector to go off Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, MFD crews were dispatched to 21 Sayner Court after someone inside the apartment complex called 911 reporting a carbon monoxide detector that went off.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 1:39:32 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Johnson Creek appoints new village fire chief

Johnson Creek officials swore in the community’s new fire chief, Bruce Peterson, Monday evening. Born and raised in the northwest Chicago suburb of Barrington, Illinois, 59-year-old Peterson brings 36 years of professional fire-fighting and paramedic experience to his new job in Johnson Creek. His entire career has been with Barrington’s department, he said.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Jefferson County Union - Metered Site

VIDEO: Rapid Intervention Training for firefighters at Slinger Fire Department

Some rigorous training over the weekend at the Slinger Fire Department as volunteer firefighters from 25 area fire departments participated in an intense series of Rapid Intervention Training (RIT). Firefighters from Slinger, Allenton, and Germantown oversaw much of the training as volunteer firefighters, dressed in full turnout gear with oxygen tanks, were put through mock scenarios involving rescue and possibly trouble.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 7:18:31 AM - SOURCE: Washington County Insider

Neenah apartment fire injures two, displaces about ten people

Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue were called to an apartment complex called “Neenah Court” at 2112 Marathon Avenue on March 5. When crews arrived, they encountered a working fire in an apartment on the second floor, according to Adam Dorn, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal with the Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze by an officer, who had heard the alarm of the building go off.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2023 3:49:46 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

One person displaced, substantial damage after structure fire in Appleton

Smoke came from the roof and the vents of a single-family home at 801 W. Hawes Avenue in the City of Appleton when firefighters responded to a call in the early morning hours of March 5, 2023. Crews entered the building and were able to extinguish flames and hot spots within 45 minutes. One adult male was not injured, but displaced from his home by the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2023 11:16:36 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Janesville kitchen fire causes thousands in damages

An early morning fire at a Janesville home caused an estimated $95,000 in damages. Firefighters were dispatched to the home on North Pine Street just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Janesville Fire Department. Officials say everyone was out of the two-story home by the time they got there, and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2023 2:22:21 PM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Fort Atkinson Fire Department rescues 2 people who fell into lake while ice fishing

The Fort Atkinson Fire Department rescued two people Thursday night after they fell into a frozen lake and one got trapped under the ice. Crews were dispatched around 8:45 for a report of two people who fell into Lake Koshkonong, one of whom was trapped under water. Crews arrived at the lake several minutes later, and one of the people had already made it out of the water to the shore.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2023 1:43:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Eau Claire fire chief announces retirement

After decades with the Eau Claire Fire Department, Chief Chris Bell has announced his retirement. According to a press release on Friday, Chief Bell's last day with the battalion will be April 30, 2023. Bell rose through the ranks during his 26 years with the department. He started his career in 1995 as a volunteer with the fire department then in 1997 he joined the department full time.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 4:46:00 PM - SOURCE: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire

Madison fire crews contain gas leak after crash damages gas line, meters

Madison fire crews contained a gas leak Wednesday after a gas line and meters were damaged in a crash, officials said. Crews were called to an apartment in the 4300 block of Britta Drive just before 8:14 p.m. on Wednesday after a vehicle struck a building. A gas line and four natural gas meters were damaged in the crash.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 7:20:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison

One dead, two hospitalized after crash in Madison

VIDEO: One person is dead and two people were taken to the hospital after a crash on Gammon Road Thursday afternoon, according to Madison Fire Department. A portion of South Gammon Road by Watts Road is blocked off between Schroeder Road and Watts Road. Madison Fire Dept. stated multiple reports for a one-vehicle crash came in around 12:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:12:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Burlington chemical spill in Burlington; hazmat team called

A chemical spill involving a 500-gallon tank in Burlington caused the Racine County Hazmat Team to respond to Lavelle Industries on Wednesday, March 1. Authorities responded to a report of a hazmat spill with a chemical reaction involving a dip tank around 12:10 p.m. According to the City of Burlington Fire Department, Lavelle Industries employees were evacuated, and everyone was accounted for.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Green Bay firefighters, police team up to rescue baby owls that fell from tree

VIDEO: Firefighters and officers in Green Bay proved that they are truly a jack of owl trades after rescuing a couple of baby owls that had fallen out of a tree. A Facebook post by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department states the baby owls had been sitting in the snow for four days and aren’t able to fly just yet.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 8:50:27 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Working smoke detector helps quick response to Menasha fire

A smoke detector alerted people in a duplex in Menasha to a fire Wednesday afternoon. Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue says it was on the scene on the 200 block of Kaukauna St. within 4 minutes of the call and found smoke coming from the two-story building. People who had been in the duplex told firefighters everyone made it out.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 7:57:21 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Eau Claire Fire Department, Chippewa Falls Police and Fire Departments still hiring after referendum

Voters in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls are now paying a little more in taxes to help fund emergency services struggling to keep up with increased calls. That's thanks to referendum questions passed last November, In Eau Claire, Deputy Fire Chief Allyn Bertrang said the department has been able to get needed equipment, improve stations, and make several new and necessary hires.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 1:42:00 AM - SOURCE: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire

Portion of highway 81 in Madison reopens after shed fire

A shed fire in Orfordville shut down a portion of Wisconsin Highway 81 for multiple hours Wednesday night. In an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation around 7 p.m., officials said all lanes of traffic are closed going east and west on Wisconsin Highway 81 at Merlet Rd due to a fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Chilton breaks ground on new $2.75M fire station

It’s been several years in the making, but the City of Chilton finally secured enough financing to build a new fire station for its crews. City officials and firefighters from the Chilton Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to signify the start of construction. According to Chilton Mayor Tom Reinl, the current fire station has been around since 1935, making an upgrade a necessity.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 10:28:22 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Several displaced after fire on Madison's north side

A "number" of people were displaced after a fire on Madison's north side, according to the Madison Fire Department. Spokesperson Cynthia Schuster said crews were dispatched to a building on Brentwood Way south of Warner Park for reports of heavy black smoke. Firefighters said there was smoke on scene and heat, but there were no flames.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 9:21:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Pinning ceremony hosted by West Bend Fire Department recognizes and honors firefighters

The West Bend Fire Department hosted a pinning ceremony Monday night during which The Badger Firefighters Association issued 25-year awards to seven firefighters. At the annual pinning ceremony held at Station #1, 325 N. 8th Avenue, West Bend, the West Bend Fire Department recognized firefighters who have served for 25 years and also those who were recently retired, hired and promoted.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 3:00:00 PM - SOURCE: Washington County Daily News

Wildfires' impact on southeast Wisconsin climate

Wildfires have become one of the top natural disaster headlines over the recent years. Extended periods of drought and extreme heat are a few factors contributing to rapid wildfire development and spread. NOAA scientists have been studying the increase in natural vs. human caused fires. Short-term human caused fires range from fireworks to igniting a fire when conditions are favorable for it to spread (low humidity, strong winds).
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee


How can you help?

We are volunteer organizations and are funded primarily through generous donations from the community.  We also need help at our fundraising events.

We welcome new firefighters and EMT's.  We can provide you with training through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

To find out more about joining or other ways to help contact us or come to a meeting!