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In addition to Memorial Day today is also Wisconsin's 175th birthday! 

On March, 29 1848, voters approved Wisconsin's constitution, which is a requirement to become a state.

Happy Birthday Wisconsin!
With the deepest sense of gratitude for all who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy freedom on this beautiful day. Flag shall flown at to half staff from sunrise until noon.
Fire Sprinklers save lives! 

Thank you to our Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition for doing this fire sprinkler demonstration showing a side by side comparison of a room with sprinklers vs a room without for our attendees of Fire Ops 101.
Upon arrival, firefighters heard the person calling for help from the living room. Crews got that person out and then went back in to put out the fire.
Happy National Emergency Medical Services Week to all our members!! National EMS Week 2023, May 21 - 27. 
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.
We are sad to report that one of our newest members of Baraboo Professional Firefighters and Paramedics - Local 5429 Paramedic Brian Gurney and his RN wife Missy lost their youngest child on May 12th 2023 after she was struck by a vehicle while waiting for her bus. Her father hearing the call and responding to the incident. Our hearts break for them!

In honor their beautiful and energetic daughter Local 5429 will be selling these stickers. 100% of the money will go directly to the Gurney family.

Please keep Brian, Missy and their eldest daughter Ella in your thoughts and prayers. 

Donations may also be made via:

Four occupants of the westward vehicle reportedly died at the scene. The driver was hospitalized in serious condition, while a passenger was also hospitalized, but in stable condition.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Flags will fly at half-staff on Sunday out of respect for firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, Governor Tony Evers announced.
Our hearts and prayers are with St. Croix County Sheriff's Office tonight.
As dusk turns to dark for the next few nights, you may notice fire stations, homes, and businesses across the country glow red in respect for fallen firefighters and their families. This is for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters, which is being held May 4-7 this year.
Thanks to all across the Wisconsin who are participating.
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honor 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!
First arriving fire company arrived to find heavy fire coming from the second story of the structure and one person trapped on the roof. 

Crews immediately made a rescue of the victim while next arriving crews entered the structure with hose lines.

One civilian and one firefighter suffered minor injuries and were treated and released on the scene by Sheboygan Fire Department paramedics.
On this Administrative Professionals Day 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!
“In Her Boots” also highlights Madison as a headquarters of the national movement to recruit more women into the industry, and as a leader in appointing women to higher positions within fire departments.
Train collides with FedEx truck in Wauwatosa
Christa Harlfinger is the wife of Waukesha Fire Department Lieutenant Rob Harlfinger. She has been informed she needs a lung transplant.

Christa is currently at the Hospital awaiting an organ donor for the transplant. Most recently her lungs have totally failed and she underwent surgery to be placed on an ECMO machine.

Waukesha Local 407 is coordinating to cover Rob’s Fire Department shifts so that he can be at her side, and helping to raise money through donations, to assist the family with the numerous and rapidly growing medical expenses.
A Pontiac going eastbound on Burnham St. and ran a red light hitting a Jeep traveling on 60th St.

The crash caused the cars to hit two pedestrians.

Police say the female passenger of the Pontiac died due to the crash.
Thinking of our Brothers and Sisters. More information will come as it is available. Cancer sucks!
The North Shore Fire truck was returning to the station from a call, making a right turn, when another driver tried to pass on the right.

There were no injuries in the crash, according to North Shore Fire.
Ryan Ostreng has worked for eight different fire departments in Wisconsin and Minnesota, over his 26 years as a fireman.

He previously worked as the Fire Captain and Deputy Director of City Emergency Management at the Rochester Fire Department, for 20 years.,Fire%20Department%2C%20for%2020%20years
Yesterday, President Mitchell and Executive Board Member Daun testified to Assembly State Affairs Committee in support of Assembly Bill 120 - a bipartisan measure to protect the bargaining rights of police officers and firefighters on crucial matters such as health insurance and retiree health care benefits. This is our continued effort to correct the WERC’s misinterpretation of state law.
Two people found dead at scene of fire in Crivitz
No Burning please! The fire danger is at the very high level and the danger cannot be overstated. With continued warm temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds the conditions are extremely dangerous any fire could quickly spread out of control.
Crews rescued one person and removed a dog from the building and provided life-saving care. The dog was resuscitated and taken off the scene for further care.
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!!
Our thoughts continue with the families, friends, and colleagues in law enforcement of Officer Emily Breidenbach and Officer Hunter Scheel.

These are the officers tragically killed in the line of duty on Saturday in Northern Wisconsin.
Happy Easter!
Sad reports coming from northern Wisconsin of two officers killed in the line of duty. 

Tonight we send our thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron Police Department, the City of Chetek Police Department, the Barron County community, and the families of two officers lost in the line of duty today.
Madison Fire Department put out the fire and transported the person to the hospital.
The woman was found in the living room area of the home and was removed. Resuscitation efforts were not successful and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

One Wheaton firefighter was treated at the scene and taken by Eau Claire Fire Department Medics to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Firefighter/ Paramedics on Medic 6 were lowered into the septic tank and removed the victim. They then started life saving emergency medical care and transported to a local hospital.
Make sure you get out and vote today! 

PLEASE support your local public safety referendums!! 

These funds are vital to public safety in our communities! 

Polls are open until 8pm.
Pelt, 49, served with CFD since 2005. He has two children, including a daughter who he just walked down the aisle for her wedding. He also has a six-year-old child.
Please support your local public safety referendums on the ballot tomorrow! Measures across Wisconsin and these are imperative to keep you and your family safe!!

Municipality’s cannot provide adequate service without these additional funds and no other options to increase revenue exist.
Please support your local public safety referendums. 

Thank you to all those who came out to help get the word out supporting Caledonia’s Public Safety Referendum! 

Municipality’s cannot provide adequate service without these additional funds and no other options to increase revenue exist.
Please support your local public safety referendums. 

Thank you to all those who came out to help get the word out supporting Marshfield’s Public Safety Referendum! 

Municipality’s cannot provide adequate service without these additional funds and no other options to increase revenue exist. 

Join us this Saturday to help in Caledonia at 6040 Douglas Ave. at 10am.
A man is dead following a suspected industrial accident in Cudahy.
Rhinelander Fire Department says that six residents have been temporarily displaced
Father, 2 sons killed in Milwaukee house fire
President Mahlon Mitchell and Executive Board Member Eric Daun testifying on SB 120 in the Senate Judiciary Committee today for the legislative fix for retirement health insurance.
Tomah Area Ambulance Service enjoying the Northern Lights last night between calls…
Madison Fire Department is commending two of their off-duty firefighter/EMTs for performing lifesaving CPR to a jogger who collapsed on Madison’s southwest side.

Once on scene, on-duty firefighter/EMTs took over care and the patient was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. According to MFD, the paramedics found a pulse on the patient once in the ambulance.

MFD said the patient became responsive and is currently in the hospital on the road to recovery.
Milwaukee firefighter injured at scene near 80th and Oklahoma.

A neighbor told FOX6 News he saw the firefighter fall from the roof.
Monona Fire Department said it found one person dead at the Saturday morning fire.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Please enjoy while being responsible.
More than 150 firefighters and EMS providers met with lawmakers to talk about issues hurting their ability to serve their communities.
Thank you to all of our members and partner organizations in the Fire & EMS Coalition for coming together at the Capitol in collaboration to discuss with our representatives very important issues facing our industry. Thank you to all our elected officials who made time to meet with us.
Thank you to Governor Tony Evers, 
Wisconsin State Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), 
Representative Tony Kurtz(R-Wonewoc), and
State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) for addressing this delegation and for understanding and supporting our efforts.
Today we welcome all our partners to the Fire & EMS Coalition Lobby Day. Members and leaders from the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association, 
Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, 
Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association, 
Wisconsin State Firefighters Assn., Wisconsin EMS Association, Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors, and Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Education Association have come to Madison to work in collaboration and talk with our elected representatives about important issues facing our industry.
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