The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin represents 4,000 fire fighters in over 100 local communities statewide. The PFFW advocates an effective allocation of fire fighters, EMS personnel, and mobile resources to operate successfully on the scene of a fire or medical emergency.

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Date: 05/31/2023
CONTACT: Assistant Chief Kelly Hanink (920) 419-9380

No Injuries

GRAND CHUTE – Last night, Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 7:15PM, a neighbor called 911 to report flames and smoke visible from a home in the 4300 block of Gillett Street. The occupants were home at the time of the fire and were safely able to exit.

The fire began on the exterior of the home and traveled up the siding, through the roof eaves, and into the attic space. The first-arriving company officer reported flames and smoke coming from the roof at the rear of the home. Because the fire traveled to a complex attic space, the crews worked for approximately 45 minutes to extinguish the main fire by pulling ceiling inside and siding and soffits outside to access all of the fire. Fire personnel remained on scene for several hours to put out all hot spots and conduct the initial investigation. WE Energies was also on scene for several hours cutting off the gas line at the home due to the fire’s impact on the home’s gas meter.

The four occupants of the home are displaced. They are being assisted by family and the American Red Cross. The home is considered to be a total loss, however many of the home’s contents are likely to be recovered.

The City of Appleton, Town of Greenville, Town of Neenah, and Village of Fox Crossing fire units, as well as Gold Cross Ambulance, also responded in accordance with automatic and mutual aid agreements in place. The Outagamie County CERT team provided water, food, and other support for everyone on scene. The Grand Chute Fire Department also thanks Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue for covering the Town’s other emergency incidents while all Grand Chute Fire Department units were busy on the fire scene.

No civilian or responder injuries were reported. The fire is still under investigation.

The Grand Chute Fire Department wants to remind everyone that improper disposal of smoking materials and recreational fire ashes are common causes of fires in the Town. Exterior fires like the one at this home are dangerous because they often extend into the attic before they are detected by smoke detectors. Please avoid discarding cigarettes around mulch. Dirt in pots is also not suitable for putting out cigarettes because the organic matter in dirt and plastics support extended smoldering. Please use water, sand, and other inorganic materials in metal containers to extinguish smoking materials and dispose of recreational fire ashes.
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On behalf of the Brother’s and Sister’s of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin, I warmly welcome you to the new PFFW website. On this site you will find information about our organization, the firefighter locals we represent, and the value we place on serving the citizens of Wisconsin and protecting Public Safety.

The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin represents 4,000 fire fighters in over 100 local communities statewide. The PFFW advocates an effective allocation of fire fighters, EMS personnel, and mobile resources to operate successfully on the scene of a fire or medical emergency. The PFFW is nationally recognized for assisting in efforts of building an emergency response system that delivers a time-critical response to area citizens.

When we are not responding to daily emergencies, we are working within the communities teaching the importance of fire safety, raising awareness to our charitable organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Firefighters’ Coats for Kids, and taking part in the political process ensuring that our local elected officials and our state legislators understand the importance of our profession and what it takes to ensure your safety.

The PFFW’s core objective is being an advocate for career firefighters in Wisconsin, which is the most important function that we serve. The PFFW also serves to cultivate a closer feeling of friendship and fellowship among the fire fighter/EMTs of the State; to promote legislation to advance the interests of fire fighter/EMT personnel; to maintain and improve an effective and substantial pension law; to promote a safe and healthy working environment for fire fighter/EMT personnel; to promote emergency medical services as a fire-based service; to protect the fire fighters/EMTs in their positions; and to maintain and improve the right to collectively bargain for fire fighter/EMT personnel in every department in the state.

Our site enables our members to access much more information. Please check out our Facebook page and Twitter feeds to stay up to the minute with the latest news in the PFFW.

If you should have any further questions about our organization, please feel free to contact our office at 608-251-5832 or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for visiting our new website and supporting the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin!