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Milwaukee fire officials say the ambulance was t-boned by another vehicle – and the driver of the ambulance was pinned inside. 
 https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-collision-ambulance-27th-vliet
The victim, a 28-year-old man from Kenosha, suffered gunshot wounds to both legs. He remains in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was located at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital. 
 https://www.fox6now.com/news/racine-county-kwik-trip-shooting-road-rage-incident
On Sunday evening, fire officials found a 55-year-old man and a dog dead inside a duplex on fire in Grand Chute.

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/55-year-old-man-and-a-dog-found-dead-in-grand-chute-duplex-fire/
A 4-door sedan struck the man while he was crossing the street. First responders brought the victim to Theda Care Hospital in Neenah, where he died.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/pedestrian-hit-killed-by-driver-following-sheboygan-holiday-parade
We were told that on one recent weekend – “I think it was homecoming,” Division Chief Tatar said – the station received an astonishing 91 calls. 

https://www.channel3000.com/inside-madisons-largest-and-busiest-firehouse-during-a-24-hour-shift/
A 58-year-old man was found with a stab or puncture wound to his upper torso. The man was taken to Tomah Health by ambulance and then taken to another medical facility for further emergency medical treatment.

https://www.weau.com/2022/11/24/man-custody-after-stabbing-tomah-thursday-morning/
The Superior Police and Fire Commission selected current Battalion Chief Camron Vollbrecht for the position during a special closed session on Tuesday, Nov. 22. He will step into the post being vacated by retiring chief Scott Gordon after Dec. 30.

https://www.superiortelegram.com/news/local/superior-names-new-fire-chief?fbclid=IwAR3RVUlC3PEA59ARS0FK8HmZsjwPhfKv1OQzdlltY0M6lLo5T0qEbQ9rykk&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
When crews arrived, they spotted the child about fifty feet out on the ice, which was about 1 to 1.5 inches thick and could not support the weight of rescue personnel. Milton firefighters donned cold water rescue suits and entered the water. 

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/11/24/milton-fire-department-rescues-8-year-old-boy-cracking-ice/
Happy Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for all our members who are on duty today working to keep communities safe!!
The firefighters' union is still sounding the alarm about the future.
"We need help. We know the impending doom is in the city. We know the city is in a financial crisis. We need help from the state," Daun said.

https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-budget-library-fire-department-funds
"They could all be named ‘Lucky,’ every single one of them," said Elle Steitzer, a Lake Country Fire & Rescue firefighter. "Literally fell out of the sky for me."

https://www.fox6now.com/news/plane-crash-fire-rescue-dog-adoptions?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2J7BhJ0eOoTy591Xi5p9djZcAMdQCOtr7or4xKLGGLC9Xvjo8BbLvZBb0
The shooter and the victim belonged to the same hunting party, according to the DNR.

https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/11-year-old-fatally-shot-in-chest-on-hunting-trip-in-green-lake-county-authorities/article_98da5948-54ef-5f09-875c-e0cba3754a1b.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_La_Crosse_Tribune
Firefighters found the baby, paramedics began performing life-saving measures and then rushed the child to Children's Wisconsin, where he or she died. 

https://www.wisn.com/article/firefighters-rescue-baby-from-milwaukee-house-fire/42012902?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&fbclid=IwAR0NI-8j_DJIo6MocQVARzeyKBpwXz8N3-l5dXpoA5IKjMUOuSogu1yKq-Y&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
Someone had noticed a vehicle and a dumpster on fire in the back parking lot when they called 911. The fire also spread to the building, according to Madison Fire Department.

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/11/20/fire-madisons-nitty-gritty-causes-evacuation/
It's not so much the heat as the gosh darn humidity.
This week is Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW). 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.
The closest engines were at another fire at the time. The next closest crews arrived within minutes.
The fire was in the basement and first floor of the building, and they were told someone was trapped inside.
https://www.cbs58.com/news/1-dead-after-fire-destroys-both-units-of-milwaukee-townhome
According to officials, it was a catastrophic landing as the trees tore the wings off of the aircraft.

Three adults onboard were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The aircraft was inbound with 56 dogs onboard. Some dogs were injured as a result of the crash and have been transported to a local humane shelter.

https://www.gmtoday.com/the_freeman/news/plane-with-56-dogs-onboard-makes-emergency-landing-on-western-lakes-golf-course/article_97e5a78a-6501-11ed-bb75-c3d174e821df.html
The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared November 14th - 18th as Crash Responder Safety Week.  Be sure to "Slow Down and Move Over" if you see police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and tow truck drivers working accident scenes on the roadways.
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!
Congratulations to the citizens of a number of communities across Wisconsin for passing a referendum and choosing to help better protect your families and your community! Thank you!
A beautiful day to have your voice heard. Get out and vote! 
And please support your local public safety referendums!!
Support your local public safety referendums on the ballot tomorrow! There are many 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.
Last reminder. Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​. Press and hold – you should hear a loud beep if it is good. Change your batteries if needed.
Two groups got into a fight over disruptions during a movie. During the fight, police said a 19-year-old was stabbed several times in the back and neck.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/teen-stabbed-during-fight-at-south-shore-cinema-in-oak-creek
Two people died in the fire, an adult male and a boy. 
Fire officials had the blaze under control within an hour, but smoke and water damage made the place uninhabitable.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/deadly-kenosha-apartment-fire-red-cross-helping-total-of-9-people
Engine House 35 is built on the site of what was once the Fairview Mausoleum.

A poll found that 48% of Americans believe in ghosts, and increasingly that includes the Milwaukee firefighters working at quite possibly haunted Engine House 35.

https://www.firehouse.com/home/news/10821077/milwaukee-firehouse-has-crew-seeing-ghosts
Definitely not top 10. Happy Halloween!!
While school referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot are getting the most attention, public safety referendums are critical for about 20 municipalities in Wisconsin.
Staffing levels have remained the same, capped by state tax levy mandates. Because of these limitations Holmen needs a projected $1.29 million to add public safety staff to meet demand.

https://lacrossetribune.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-holmen-public-safety-referendum-merits-support/article_8da68576-53b5-11ed-9a75-1b7d92810790.html
"Overnight here, three fatals, two in the city. That used to be noteworthy and it's just another day around here lately. It's wildly unacceptable," said Lipski.

He says his crews are responding to "horrible, brutal, grisly" crash scenes far too often.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/project-drive-safer/milwaukees-fire-chief-shares-the-toll-reckless-driving-is-having-on-the-department
Six identified decedents; two adults and four kids

https://www.wisn.com/article/hartland-police-identify-victims-in-fatal-fire/41746804?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot
Officials at the scene confirmed seven fatalities and said that the fire is an active criminal investigation.

https://www.cbs58.com/news/structure-fire-in-waukesha-county
A 5-year-old boy has died after he ran into the street in Racine

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/5-year-old-killed-after-running-into-the-street-getting-hit-by-a-car
“We’ve actually had staffing cuts since 2001 and our calls have increased 112%,” Shawn Willie with the Eau Claire Professional Firefighters Local 487 said. So we’re not able to keep up with the minimum workload or the amount of calls that we go on.”

If the referendum is approved, would be an increase on your tax property tax bill of about $38″

https://www.weau.com/2022/10/17/city-eau-claire-puts-public-safety-referendum-november-8th-election-ballot/
Our final day of our WALTS Conference was a fantastic legal panel with an emphasis on the impact of Act 32 and recent precedents and legal decisions. 
Thank you to all our members and leaders who attended this conference, and everyone who helped make this years event a huge success!
The Sheboygan Fire Department surface water rescue swimmer program started 3 years ago and already has proved its worth with multiple rescues including a surfer rescue yesterday.

https://whbl.com/2022/10/19/surfer-rescued-from-lake-michigan/#l9fnundmvkegmyl3bxa
So many opportunities for learning during the many breakout sessions today at our  Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Seminar.
GEMT (Ground Emergency Medical Transport) is a new law passed that will allow services to recover additional funds from Medicaid transports. Our partners who helped us accomplish this from Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin
were here for a panel discussion on how to maximize cost recovery.
After 11 years of cuts to shared revenue and frozen levy limits many communities are struggling with rising call volumes referendums have become the only tool available to help. Great presentation and panel discussion about working together on referendums.
We were fortunate to have the US Fire Administrator, Lori Moore-Merrell, sharing great valuable leadership concepts with us this morning at our Labor Management Seminar. U.S. Fire Administration
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Mike Wos with burn survivor George Bennett. 
Thank you George for sharing your powerful story and experiences as a burn victim and burn survivor at the Fire Safety Recognition Luncheon. George was significantly burned in a work related accident with 64% full thickness burns to his body.
The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc. 32nd Annual Fire Safety Recognition Luncheon was held today during our break. Thank you to Maria Lisignoli NBC15 for being our Emcee!
Packed room for our Annual Labor Management Initiative on the first day of our Wisconsin Affiliate Leadership Training Seminar. Today leaders from all our affiliates from across Wisconsin learn together side by side with their Chief’s.
Fire officials say the fire started in the kitchen, and the resident was asleep when it started.
"I guess it speaks volumes for the importance of having working smoking detectors in their house”
The person rescued was taken to the hospital.

https://www.cbs58.com/news/one-person-rescued-in-fire-near-10th-and-capitol?fbclid=IwAR3lb241Zd146Rr4USAWZKQ23LF7eOlgq0N8tgQyZDJKLBI6-_FRRmj6NX8
Appleton Firefighter Keegan Murphy was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer last month and we are asking that you keep him, his family, and his medical team in your thoughts and prayers as he is gears up to put everything he possibly can into the fight ahead.

All donations collected by this GiveSendGo platform will go directly to Keegan and his family.

https://www.givesendgo.com/keeganmurphy?fbclid=IwAR2-4lBYb6JN_Ft4ZmV-IbQWCEMqMNYso49mpomwZqV1LBNUbW6BCNVuheQ
Two people were killed and at least six were injured after a bus rolled over and caught fire on the Mitchell Interchange.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/i-43-eastbound-closed-in-greenfield-following-crash
A vehicle traveling south on Grand Avenue with four occupants lost control and hit another vehicle traveling northbound. The four people in the southbound vehicle were seriously injured

https://www.wsaw.com/2022/10/11/five-injured-two-vehicle-crash-wausau/
Native Americans have proudly served within our ranks in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Today, we honor their service and uplift Native Voices, Native Perspectives, and Native culture.
October 8, 1871

Historically, the Peshtigo Fire has been somewhat overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire, though the Peshtigo Fire covered a much greater area and had many more fatalities. It consumed ~1.5 million acres, and an estimated 1,200-2,400 lives. 

https://www.history.com/.amp/this-day-in-history/massive-fire-burns-in-wisconsin
The vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway, crashed through a fence and went over the side of the bridge.
Witnesses heard a loud, explosion-like noise. 
"It's mangled, it's blackish charred, it was burning for like 10 minutes," said Marvin Lyons.
After 15 years of budget reductions and an unstable-looking future, Milwaukee’s fire chief announced community meetings in all but one fire station over the next week to educate the public on “the increased risk” it faces.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/10/04/fire-chief-says-public-increased-risk-budget-constraints/8176487001/?gnt-cfr=1
A 45-year-old man was found dead at the scene of a fire at an historic tavern in Manitowoc County.

https://www.wbay.com/2022/10/03/manitowoc-county-tavern-closed-after-fire/
“The biggest message that I would have, and that Katie and her family and Nate’s family would like to get across is that PTSD is a very real thing, and mental health should be at the forefront for anybody,” Jones said.

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/09/30/cottage-grove-community-mourning-loss-fallen-firefighter/
Sheboygan Fire Department responders arrived at the site in the Sommers mobile home park within two minutes and found a mobile home heavily involved in flames with exposure concerns.  

https://whbl.com/2022/10/03/fire-destroys-southside-mobile-home/#l8sqf73x5xgyj841jte
Yesterday at the Final Alarm Ceremony the family of Jamison Kampmeyer a 34 year old father of 3 and a Line of Duty Death March 4, 2012 presented our Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation with a sizable donation. We are beyond grateful for your families support and we thank Amy, Jack, Henry, and Miles!! 

Colby Volunteer Fire Department (now part of the Central Fire & EMS Department) and other departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the Abbotsford Movie Theater on First Street in Abbotsford.

While fighting the fire, the roof collapsed on firefighting crews inside the building, trapping and taking the life of Jamison Kampmeyer.
City of Beloit units 113 (Engine), 142 (Ambulance) and Bat-1 responded to this call. 
The child was taken to the nearby hospital for treatment and later died.

https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/local-news/4-year-old-dies-in-beloit-traffic-accident/article_90acc5d2-41c2-11ed-b8a9-f31c4cd09a8a.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
We were excited to be able to offer our members a 2 day Political Training Academy for the first time. Thank you to all who attended!
Coolio, rapper and former firefighter, dead at 59.
The rapper credited his fire service career for keeping him out of the drug scene and teaching him discipline.

https://www.firerescue1.com/celebrity/articles/coolio-rapper-and-former-firefighter-dead-at-59-TrqXYyOiZOFeBbpc/
A shooting Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Delta by Marriott Hotel across from Case High School in Mount Pleasant injured one male and shut down the school for about an hour.

https://racinecountyeye.com/shooting-parking-lot-delta-hotel-police-search/
Federal SAFER grant awarded to City of Racine to restore nine firefighter positions cut in 2021 budget

https://journaltimes.com/news/local/city-of-racine-to-restore-nine-firefighter-positions-cut-in-2021-budget/article_d4b68824-3b84-11ed-8bdf-e70eaf3195ab.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_The_Journal_Times&utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_The_Journal_Times
No injuries reported after accidental fire at auto body shop on Racine's north side

https://journaltimes.com/news/local/watch-now-no-injuries-reported-after-accidental-fire-at-auto-body-shop-on-racines-north/collection_62046d10-3ba6-11ed-b5fe-ff25558926e9.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_The_Journal_Times&fbclid=IwAR3OVfSS1Ekaom409T5JmwON-_Us_BcJL518_SrS0KYSt68HmFoScHCivsk#1
Madison Fire Department extinguishes warehouse fire on Madison's Near East Side

https://madison.com/news/local/madison-fire-department-extinguishes-fire-at-research-products-on-near-east-side/article_214b394f-c42b-5f83-8e5f-8bec1234c40c.html#tracking-source=mp-homepage
The 2023 proposed budget, released Monday, calls for a 1% reduction in sworn police officers, the elimination of two more fire engines. 

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/09/20/milwaukee-mayor-calls-police-fire-library-cuts-2023-budget/10399750002/
Our PFFW Leadership representing our membership at the Wisconsin AFL-CIO Convention. Pictured here with President Stephanie Bloomingdale and S/T Marcos Alfaro.
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