On Friday firefighters from Fond du Lac went on a door to door mission in the area surrounding a home that started on fire Thursday morning all in an attempt, to prevent something like that from happening again.
The firefighters were trying to inform the public some of the things they can do to prevent a fire and even be more prepared for a potential fire. Firefighters say by approaching neighbors of where Thursday’s fire occurred, where three people were found dead inside of the home, they can send a message about being prepared for such an event.
“It makes you aware, it gives you a little situational awareness, thinking okay how is this going to affect me if something like this happens to me. So I think it does open up eyes and people look a little bit closer on how their smoke detectors work and how they can get out of the house if there is an emergency,” says Troy Haase of Fond du Lac’s Fire and Rescue team.
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After making 16,833 responses in 2017, the Racine Fire Department saw its responses grow by 13% in 2018, up to 19,023 total.
“We’re going on over 1,000 calls a month,” Fire Chief Steve Hansen told the Racine Police and Fire Commission on Sept. 9.
However, fires made up a tiny portion of the increase. There were 2,341 responses to fires in 2017, compared to 2,400 — an increase of less than 0.4%. In total, Hansen said that emergency medical responses consistently takes up 85% to 88% of the department’s calls.
The biggest percentage jump came from “Mobile Integrated Healthcare” calls, during which the Fire Department checks up on patients at their homes after being discharged by Ascension All Saints Hospital. The goal of the program is to help reduce readmission rates at the hospital.
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The Green Bay Metro Fire Department credits an automatic sprinkler system with containing a fire that broke out at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Crews say they were called to the hotel just after 1 am Sunday. When they arrived, firefighters say they found moderate smoke on the first floor and saw occupants evacuating the building. Crews say they found the fire in a commercial laundry dryer on the first floor and that the fire was kept in check by the automatic sprinkler system.
Firefighters say they were able to extinguish the fire quickly and afterward ventilate smoke from the building. Occupants were allowed back in the building once the sprinkler system was shut down and residual water cleaned up.
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Almost exactly 89 years after a Peter Pirsch & Sons fire pumper truck responded to its first emergency call for the West Allis Fire Department, the very same vehicle is now set to rejoin the ranks.
The department raised about $15,000 in 10 months to buy it back from a private collector and is preparing to use the old fire engine to enhance its educational and community outreach programs. The engine was decommissioned in 1972 before it spent decades in the hands of private collectors.
After receiving the blessing of the West Allis Common Council to proceed with the transaction, Fire Chief Mason Pooler hopes the old engine — currently stored in Kohler — will be back in a West Allis vehicle bay by Sept. 29, the anniversary of the engine’s first emergency call in 1930.
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