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Thank you to all our members who attended our 83rd Convention and helped make it a success! 
Huge shout out to Stevens Point Fire Fighter’s on an outstanding job hosting this convention. Thank you for all your efforts!!
A battery explosion Tuesday morning in a Milwaukee hospital parking garage injured two people.
https://www.wisn.com/amp/article/batteries-explode-in-milwaukee-hospital-parking-garage/40362133
Vice President Woodzicka swearing in re-elected President Mahlon Mitchell and Board Members who were re-elected or newly elected this year. 

We are looking forward to continuing to work day in and out to make sure our members have the best representation for Fire Fighters and Paramedics across Wisconsin!
Thank you to Mueller Communications for the presentation on communicating in advance of a referendum. As municipal budgets continue to be strained more and more municipalities are turning to referendum to improve and maintain services. If your municipality is considering this option we hope they will reach out for assistance.
Thank you President Stephanie Bloomingdale of our Wisconsin State AFL-CIO for speaking with our delegates at our 83rd Convention
West Allis fire fighters rescue a child inside a burning trailer home. The child was last reported to be breathing and awake en route to the hospital. 

https://www.cbs58.com/news/child-rescued-in-overnight-west-allis-fire?fbclid=IwAR1WPGD9pnU_botmxnSvCu9OToWe7XYx9RpeKJxrHy0es3ShSwAbzuhetNs
Happy Father’s Day!
1 Firefighter Dead, 5 Others Rescued After Philly Building Collapse
Dozens of firefighters digging through the rubble and standing on the perimeter of the collapse as they searched for their colleagues.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/firefighters-trapped-after-building-collapses-in-philadelphia/3275030/%3famp
A Milwaukee fire department firefighter decided he couldn't sit by and watch what was happening in Ukraine, so he started a nonprofit and assembled a team of volunteers. Since April, he's helped rescue more than 100 people in the country. Nice Job! http://globalauggroup.org
https://www.fox6now.com/video/1078481
Watch your emails for details.
A fire at an apartment complex on Madison’s west side Thursday night displaced a family, the city’s fire department said.
https://www.channel3000.com/family-displaced-following-kitchen-fire-on-madisons-near-west-side/
"They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate." — President Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio broadcast, June 6, 1944
Racine FD/RAPD/RCSO/MPPD
Lathrop Ave/Graceland Blvd 
Shots Fired 
**Multiple Gunshot Victims 
**5 people with gunshot wounds
**Person was shooting at a funeral ceremony
**36×× Osborne Blvd - 1 Gunshot victim shot in the leg 
**Multiple Ambulances being requested 
**Avoid The Area
A hot air balloon crashed in Burlington, hitting a train, according to officials and witnesses.

Fire officials say medics airlifted two people to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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We celebrate and recognize the diversity in our union and our communities during Pride Month.
With the deepest sense of gratitude for all who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy freedom on this beautiful morning we lowered the flag to half staff at the station this morning.
Our PFFW Foursome won the Governors Cup today at the Annual Governors golf outing at University Ridge!
Milwaukee apartment building fire leaves 60 residents looking for new homes

https://cbs58.com/news/apartment-building-fire-leaves-60-residents-looking-for-new-homes
On Armed Forces Day, we share our unending appreciation for the proud patriots who answer the call to serve.  The brave members of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard and Reserve forces represent the best of our Nation. Today and every day, we honor their immeasurable service on behalf of our grateful Nation.
1 dead in Fitchburg apartment fire.
 
https://www.wkow.com/news/1-dead-in-fitchburg-apartment-fire-cause-determined-as-accidental/article_8644de6a-d7b7-11ec-a995-4fdbeaad5466.html
WISCONSIN FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR LONGSTANDING HOME FIRE SPRINKLER ADVOCACY

Congratulations to our Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc. Director Michael Wos, 2022 Bringing Safety Home award recipient!!

https://homefiresprinkler.org/wisconsin-firefighter-paramedic-receives-national-award-for-longstanding-home-fire-sprinkler-advocacy/
Six people were injured, including three firefighters, after a series of explosions set off a massive fire at a marine construction company in Waukesha County
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/explosion-at-marine-construction-business-in-eagle-wisconsin?fbclid=IwAR3k0YGAoLs2Z-KLjkl3m7YxD1oKaSLC9pxGevkWSfVFjDVtwvoywK2_3Nw
Man killed in house fire near 34th and Vine in Milwaukee

https://cbs58.com/news/officials-respond-to-large-fire-near-34th-and-vine-in-milwaukee
Happy National Emergency Medical Services Week to all our members!! National EMS Week 2022, May 15 - 21. 
Not only are our members Fire Fighters but also EMT's and Paramedics. Our members provide Emergency Medical Services saving lives and making a difference day in and day out. EMS is the backbone of what we do. If you see our members this week be sure to thank them for all they do.
17 people were injured and 10 people were arrested in a shooting that happened Friday in Milwaukee's Water Street Bar District.
This comes after three people were injured in a shooting near the Deer District around 9:15 p.m. Friday.
https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-shooting-17-injured-water-street
Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate your sacrifices and unconditional love!
Four children dead in house fire in rural Monroe County

https://www.wxow.com/news/top-stories/breaking-fatal-house-fire-in-rural-monroe-county/article_672cdc2e-cd2d-11ec-b621-3bdbe20c91f2.html
Racine residents asked to avoid area near Byrd Ave and Echo Lane due to 'critical incident'

https://cbs58.com/news/racine-residents-asked-to-avoid-area-near-byrd-ave-and-echo-lane-due-to-critical-incident
¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions. 
And also, May the Fourth be with you!
Using the truck to get guests out at possible active shooter situation in Waukesha.  
https://www.facebook.com/779730332086724/posts/5192504920809221/?sfnsn=mo
Today is Administrative Professionals Day, and we would like to recognize our PFFW Executive Assistant, Cindy McGinnis. Cindy joined the PFFW in 2015. Cindy is an asset to the PFFW and we appreciate everything she does to improve our organization and the work she does for our members every day. Thank you Cindy!
Devastating outcome and our thoughts are with the family of Liliana Peter's. We also keep our members in Chippewa Falls and other first responders who participated in search efforts in our thoughts as well.
Happy Easter!
THANK YOU Governor Tony Evers for signing AB874 and supporting EMS in Wisconsin!

This is the GEMT (Ground Emergency Medical Transport) Bill that will bring tens of millions in Federal dollars to Wisconsin annually for EMS!! 

THANK YOU to Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, the 26 sponsors/co-sponsors, and all of the bipartisan support from lawmakers who support a sustainable future for EMS in Wisconsin!

THANK YOU to the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin for the collaboration on this!
Today begins National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. We want to recognize the men and women who provide the vital link between those calling 911 and us as first responders. The work they provide us is critical to our mission. Thank you for all you do!!
Great family friendly event this weekend. Come cheer on our firefighters as they take on the Police.
We are proud to announce Mukwonago Firefighters Local 4585 as the newest affiliate local to the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin!

We welcome you and look forward to working with you all!!
Statewide Tornado Drill today. 
It is important to remember these tips and to prepare before severe weather happens. Practice as a family what to do in case of severe weather.
This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Tomorrow will be a statewide tornado drill. 
Despite the recent cold, things can change quickly and we're on the cusp of when we start seeing an uptick in severe storms. It's time to start thinking about and planning for what you do during severe weather.
April 4th - 8th is Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Please prepare yourself and your family for severe weather events.
What a fun night with public safety night at the Milwaukee Bucks game and then the Fire Fighters on Tap event after. 
President Mitchell had the honor of being named for the game ball delivery. 
Thank you to the Bucks for the great night and their generosity!
April Fools!
SUCH GOOD NEWS: 3-month-old boy Anthony L. Crudup Jr., who went missing early Monday, has been found safe, Milwaukee police confirm. AMBER Alert canceled: https://on.tmj4.com/3JCJhgW
SHARE: An Amber Alert has been issued to find a 3-month-old baby, Anthony Crudup, last seen near Marion and Sherman Boulevard in Milwaukee. 

Police said he was believed to be with a 15-year-old girl, Vonaisha Washington. She has since been located but the baby is still missing. 

More: https://cbs58.com/news/amber-alert-missing-3-month-old-child-possibly-with-unrelated-15-year-old-girl
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy responsibly!
12 State Emergency Service of Ukraine Firefighters have been killed in the line of duty. These are specific to the time during the attacks by Russia during fire and rescue operations.

https://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/ukrainian-firefighters-killed-in-the-line-of-duty/
Nearly 60% of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. Check your smoke alarms when you change the clock.
Had a great day lobbying on Capitol Hill with our PFFW delegation at our International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference. We spoke to our Wisconsin elected officials about nationwide collective bargaining, retiree healthcare coverage, and federal firefighter cancer presumption.
Wishing a happy International Women's Day to all the strong and dedicated women who help make the fire service and union great!
Rallying for Collective Bargaining on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. with our Brothers and Sisters from across the USA.
Happy Founders Day! The IAFF was organized on February 28, 1918, as 36 delegates representing 24 local fire fighter unions convene in Washington, DC.
Thanks to everyone who came out for Tim Hawks send off last night as he is retiring. Tim, thank you for your many years of friendship and dedication to the PFFW! Enjoy your well deserved retirement!!
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