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Rest easy Brothers and Sister:
Lieutenant Paul Butrim
Fire Fighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler
Fire Fighter/EMT Kenny Lacayo

Fire Fighter John E. McMaster, also a member of Local 734, is in critical condition.

The structure partially collapsed, trapping the four fire fighters, who called a Mayday. The fire fighters were pulled from the scene and transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Tragically, three succumbed to their injuries, and the fourth fights for his life.

https://www.iaff.org/news/three-baltimore-iaff-members-killed-in-tragic-rowhouse-fire/?fbclid=IwAR3sj1UpjkZgzDVqtSCq6I5D4BMooCCNtbG8_kcij-YGObW351j1te677bc
We are humbled by the generosity of so many donors across Wisconsin and beyond in supporting our member Don Tiegs and his family, their son Erick having been seriously injured in the Waukesha Parade Tragedy.
Thanks to your generosity we were able to provide the family with a check for $80,000 today!!!
And yet the more exciting news was seeing Erick walk!!! Today was the first day he was allowed to walk without crutches since the incident. 
This support could not have been accomplished without the amazing work from our partners at the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc. and we are so grateful to have them on our team! 
While this amount may seem like a lot the expenses and medical bills have just begun and a long road still does exist for Erick. 
We would still encourage anyone to donate here: 
https://pffwcf.networkforgood.com/projects/146837-tiegs-family-donation-page?fbclid=IwAR2cnXK5FUNLCyUS3ZUqoofxodiKELXqc39zqazmtW0I95RzzEfVjK3kHQU
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy lives through all those who organize for improved conditions for all!
There has been a lot of tragedy recently in Wisconsin with multiple line of duty deaths, active duty deaths, and retiree deaths. As we mourn the losses we do our best to honor the fallen. Huge thanks to all our members who participate with the honor guard! Your professionalism and work is greatly appreciated more than you know. Thank you!!
Our thoughts are with our Brothers and Sisters in St. Louis as firefighter Benjamin Polson was killed, and another injured in north city building collapse at a fire today. 
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-firefighter-killed-another-seriously-injured-in-north-city-building-collapse-after-fire/article_69ca240c-5b68-5231-8bd0-4bcec2ff06a4.html?fbclid=IwAR0Zz3AT2tzc4nuiJ5JuDc1JQp6coZMvRu3BQ7UrYZz9Pz6nhvG8KnVZO84
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! 

Thank you to all the men & women of law enforcement who bravely serve our communities & keep us safe.
Words can not express the sadness and sorrow of the devastating news of the deaths of two Mineral Point fire fighters.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends, Mineral Point Fire and the community at large.
Hoping most will choose to stay in this year but for those venturing out to celebrate...Choose wisely! It could be your life!! Every city has some variety of free rides to help you celebrate safely. No excuses!! Please celebrate safely! Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Years celebration!
Merry Christmas!
‘‘Twas the night before Christmas when all thro’ the Station House. Not a creature was stirring, not even the station mouse...
Thankful to all those who cannot be home on Christmas, especially our members.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our Brothers and Sisters of Milwaukee Fire after the passing of Battalion Chief Sean Slowey today from job related Brain Cancer after 40 years of service.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services is a small and tight knit community and our hearts go out to all at Bell Ambulance especially the injured EMT's after their ambulance was struck on the side of the road while on a call today. We ask for prayers for all involved!
PURPLE HEARTS: REMEMBERING THE FIREFIGHTERS KILLED & INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AT PEARL HARBOR: As the Hickam Field firefighting apparatus was knocked out by the attack, Honolulu Fire companies responded to assist with the fires. 
At 0826 a Japanese aerial bomb was dropped on crews from HFD Engine Co.1, 4, and 6. 3 Firefighters, Captain John Carreira, Captain Thomas S. Macy, and Hoseman Harry T.L. Pang were killed in the Line of Duty. 
An additional 6 Firefighters were wounded from shrapnel. They were Honolulu Fire Lieutenant Fred Kealoha, Hoseman Moses Kalilikane, Hoseman John A. Gilman, Hoseman Solomon H. Naauao, Hoseman Patrick J. McCabe, and Hoseman George Correa. 
In 1944 they all were awarded the Order of the Purple Heart. They are the only non-military personnel to have received this award. MORE on Pearl Harbor as we remember those lost on December 7, 1941: https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/article/10447100/fire-history-dec-7-1941-a-day-of-infamy-and-fire
Dec. 7, 1941 

“...a date that will live in infamy.” 

We honor the 2,403 service members who lost their lives, & 1,178 who were wounded, during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 80 years ago.
#jerseys4jackson 
Today we honor Jackson Sparks one of our heroes who was taken too soon but will not be forgotten! 
Our thoughts are with the Sparks family today! 
Very heartening to see so much support the Sparks Family!
President Mitchell testifying on AB-308 in front of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means about the Wisconsin State Fire and EMS Memorial. Bill would create an individual tax check off for donations to the memorial.
On this giving Tuesday there are so many worthy causes. Here are a few we would ask you to support. Even if you’re not supporting these causes we just ask that you give on this day of giving. 

Support the Tiegs Family:
https://pffwcf.networkforgood.com/projects/146837-tiegs-family-donation-page?fbclid=IwAR3fCEDmHVg0pcpd7C2Vp0X3_nSKtu4M5WSlYzUc7_ggDaDuOGh7s18ShfY

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/4005083832926570/?fundraiser_source=external_url

Verified GoFundMe fundraisers for other Waukesha victims. 
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/waukesha-christmas-parade-fundraisers
Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃
Support the Tiegs Family
With the permission of the family, this is the official donation page for our member Don Tiegs Family and their ongoing medical expenses and hardships involving their son, Erick who was seriously injured during the Waukesha Holiday Parade Tragedy.

https://pffwcf.networkforgood.com/projects/146837-tiegs-family-donation-page?fbclid=IwAR2cnXK5FUNLCyUS3ZUqoofxodiKELXqc39zqazmtW0I95RzzEfVjK3kHQU

Latest update:
Erick is out of surgery. Everything went very well with placing the femur rod and screws. They did place a chest tube to help control this pneumothorax. They said his lung is severely bruised and will take time.
For all that are wondering about the brave responders to this tragic event, the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Board, Memership Assistance Team, President Mahlon Mitchell, IAFF 5th District VP Tom Thornberg, and IAFF 5th District Representatives have been working with the responders and their families since last night, and will continue to provide support and assistance through this event. If any member needs help please let your Local President know so that it can be fast tracked to you. It goes without saying that we all are devistated by what so many are facing during this trying time.
We send our thoughts to all of the family and friends of victims in Waukesha especially our PFFW Member whose child was involved in the incident and prayers to our Brothers and Sisters of 
Waukesha Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 407. We have been in contact with the local and our membership assistance team has been made available.
Heading up north. Good luck hunters! Wishing all a safe and prosperous hunt!
Evansville Firefighter Christopher Augustin unexpectedly passed away on 11/14/2021. Firefighter Augustin was a member of the Evansville Community Fire District and Evansville Emergency Medical Services since 2013 and had previously served on the Belleville Fire Department. Firefighter Augustin served honorably until his passing.

Below is the link to Firefighter/EMT Chris Augustin’s Obituary. The family would like to extend the invitation to all Fire/EMS agencies that wish to attend. Fire and EMS apparatus are welcome.

Visitation starts at 9:30am on Saturday, November 20, 2021 with all fire and EMS personnel lining up at 11:30am to pay our final respects. Funeral will follow at 12:30pm.

Location of Visitation and Funeral:
Fulton Church 
9209 N Fulton St.
Edgerton, WI 53534

Additionally, if any Fire or EMS Department would like to participate in escorting FF/EMT Augustin from Gunderson Funeral Home in Stoughton to the Fulton Church prior to the visitation please meet at Gunderson Funeral Home in Stoughton by 7:15am on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

https://www.gundersonfh.com/obituaries/Christopher-Alan-Augustin?obId=23102441#/obituaryInfo
Go Pack Go!!! Great seeing great people at Lambeau Field! PFFW President Mitchell and Secretary/Treasurer Wilding with Senator Tammy Baldwin and Green Bay Packers
President Murphy.
WARNING - SCAM ALERT!!

Across Wisconsin, numerous Fire Departments are being affected by this nefarious text scam.

Scammers pose as a local fire department and attempt to defraud innocent people.

Reporting states shows that if people click on this link and attempt to purchase a shirt, they open themselves up to having their bank accounts compromised. 

PLEASE DO NOT Click on these links – DO NOT Attempt to purchase these products.

Delete these texts immediately.
Home of the free because of the brave! To the generations of brave men and women who have risked their lives to defend our nation and our freedom, we thank you today and every day! Special thanks to all PFFW Members who served our Country and continue to serve we thank you!
During this Crash Responder Safety Week — and every week — slow down and move over for traffic incidents to keep professionals working to clear roadway incidents safe. These responders also have families waiting for them.
This week, Nov. 8-14, is Crash Responder Safety Week. 
According to WisDOT, an average of 136,000 crashes occur on Wisconsin roads each year, many of which require an emergency response.

Nearly every week, a first responder is killed while helping clear a roadway crash. Many more sustain life-altering injuries. Our members work tirelessly to save lives at traffic incident scenes as safely and quickly as possible. But we need motorists to do their part to protect responders by slowing down, moving over and staying alert when approaching traffic incidents.
Our thoughts are with Pardeeville Fire Department after the loss of active PFD Firefighter, Brandon Romo age 32, from COVID-19. He fought a difficult battle the last few weeks. Brandon leaves behind his wife Justina, son Jack, daughters Tealia and Vodika.
Rest in peace Brandon. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Franklin Fire Fighters Packer Party. Go Pack Go!!
Happy Halloween!!
Bosanko Brothers Packer Party helping the PFFW Charitable Foundation. Go Pack Go!!
Dan McCann Jr (DJ) an EMT in southeast Wisconsin lost his battle with COVID yesterday. He is also the son of one of our retirees. DJ was known by many of the firefighters in Wauwatosa and southeast Wisconsin and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan McCann senior, and all the family and friends of DJ.
Our thoughts are with the Brothers and Sisters of the North Prairie Fire Department as well as the family and friends of Gary Berg who recently lost his battle with COVID. Rest In Peace!
Our PFFW Executive Board and PFFW Charitable Foundation volunteered to do the fall clean up and maintenance at the Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial. Our honor to help maintain the memorials of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Rest easy Brother Jeff Peters!
It's National #MoveOver Day and the lives of our highway first responders, maintenance crews and construction teams are on our shoulders. Do your part to keep all who work roadside safe. Slow down and move over when you approach a vehicle with flashing lights.
Back on the streets again this year to fill the boot! Thank you so much to our members who give their time and effort to raise money for MDA and to all Wisconsinites for their generosity!!! Despite many challenges this year, our members still raised over $320000!!!
Thank you to all who attended our annual Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Summit today. Despite this being only a one day virtual seminar the content was great
Great photo of the double rainbow over Racine Station 3 last night. 
Photo credit to RFD Pvt. Josh Diehl.
“While teaching Hazardous Materials in San Francisco, we go over what makes certain things dangerous . I asked the recruit class why 37 is a significantly dangerous number? No one knew, but I reminded them that’s how many seconds were left on the clock when the Packers got the ball back on Sunday. 🤣🤣”
-Recently retired Milwaukee Fire Captain and IAFF Local 215 President Mike Bongiorno continues to teach hazmat across the country….
1028: The North Tower collapses. The Marriott Hotel at the base of the towers is also destroyed.
1003: Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
0959: The South Tower collapses
0937: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the western side of the Pentagon.
0903: United Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower.
0846: American Airlines Flight 11 Crashes into the North face of the North Tower
At this moment 20 years ago, we went to bed quietly, with no thought that the next morning our World would change forever. That night hundreds packed flight bags they would not live to open. Thousands slept with loved ones for the last time. One never knows what a new day has in store. Let us live each day to the fullest, and never miss a chance to let those dearest to us know of our love for them. So tonight if you have someone in your life that you love, tell them...
Happy Labor Day!
Head to 3 Sheeps Brewing Company this Sunday to help Sheboygan Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 483 support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Ride is this Saturday. This year also benefiting the Erickson Family.
Awesome celebrating the Championship! Thank you Milwaukee Bucks
Great photo by one of our members going around yesterday and awesome that Bucks made it in 6!! 
But wanted to get the correct information out there that this was not from Milwaukee as Engine 6 and Truck 6 have been closed from budget cuts. Don’t expect to see Bucks in 6 in the parade tomorrow.
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