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Zion Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA)

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The Zion Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA) was originally founded as the Zion Civil Defense Agency. The name has changed but the goals have remained the same, to prepare the City of Zion and its residents to cope with any disaster or emergency that may arise. ESDA falls under the City of Zion Fire/Rescue Department with Fire Chief John Lewis functioning as the ESDA Coordinator.
Zion Civil Defense Agency

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-25-20 (more)

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Kenosha firefighters responded to a dumpster fire at 30th Avenue & Roosevelt Road on Tuesday night during the third night of civil unrest.
 
Firefighters extinguished the fire before it could spread to the Pizza Hut and a nearby house.

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20 (more)

From Asher Heimermann re: Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20

rundown of fire departments and units that responded to the 5th Alarm in Kenosha WI for fires from rioting

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20 (more)

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The Kenosha Fire Department responded to multiple structure fires during a second night of riots and looting. Kenosha Fire Department pulled a 5th-alarm. Fire departments from Illinois and Wisconsin responded to the city to provide assistance.

The video shows all of the building fires that occurred on Monday night.
 

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-23-20

 

These were all City of Kenosha DPW trucks that were set on fire. Due to firefighter and officer safety concerns, the Kenosha Fire Department did not respond to any of these vehicle fires Sunday night.

During the early morning hours of Monday, KFD requested a working still for several fires in the city.
 
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Milwaukee Fire Department news

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Milwaukee Fire Station #36 near North 27th Street and Capitol Drive was evacuated on Monday night due to a suspicious bag. The Milwaukee Police Bomb Squad and Milwaukee Fire Dept. HAZMAT Team was called to investigate.

A bomb scare at a Milwaukee fire station shut down a city block for hours Monday night and the fire station at 4060 N. 27th St. was evacuated. There was a backpack left in a location that was suspicious in nature.

Investigators determined the backpack did not contain anything harmful or life threatening.

Milwaukee police cars

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Milwaukee police cars

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Fatal crash in Milwaukee, WI – 10-24-19

Excerpts from Fox6now.com:

Three children were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near 22nd Street and Center Street Thursday evening, Oct. 24, and one died. The driver did not stop.

Police said the hit-and-run crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when a driver disregarded a red light. The crash involved a 10-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old girl — as well as two vehicles. Officials were not sure if the children were struck by both of the vehicles — but said both vehicles fled the scene. The 6-year-old girl died. The other two children, including the 6-year-old’s sister and cousin, were seriously hurt.

The striking vehicle was described as a 2007-2009 Saturn Aura, gray in color, with front end damage and tinted windows.

Excerpts from an earlier article at jsonline.com:

For the next two months Milwaukee police will publicize the names, booking photos, and arrest information of people convicted of and sentenced for felony reckless driving and/or fleeing an officer. The new practice of publicizing the information on the Milwaukee Police Department’s social media platforms is called the “Keep MKE’s Streets Safe” initiative.

Many of those arrested for the offenses are career criminals, and 32 arrested this year have been arrested at least twice for fleeing from police.

The announcement came after a crash that injured three people in the 3100 block of North 35th Street and followed a police pursuit.

Officers were chasing a stolen vehicle involved in an armed robbery/home invasion reported a short time earlier in the 2700 block of West State Street after the driver failed to pull over during an attempted traffic stop. The officers canceled the pursuit, but the driver continued to flee recklessly before crashing into another vehicle.

Currently, officers may chase vehicles linked to violent crimes and are allowed to pursue cars tied to drug dealing or reckless driving.

On Aug. 1, Lequon McCoy, 19, was killed when the driver of a car being chased by police that reached speeds as high as 80 mph ran a red light and struck his Jeep Renegade at North 12th and West Locust streets.

police chase April 18 in which 18-year-old Larenzo Jones was fatally injured stemmed from a shooting that wounded two girls, ages 13 and 16, and a 14-year-old boy. Jones was in the suspect vehicle.

And on June 7, 2018, Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr., 23, was killed in a rollover crash on the city’s northwest side during a pursuit of a reckless driver. His partner, Officer Matthew Schulze, who was driving, was also was injured.

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As seen around … the Chicago Rockford International Airport

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Chicago Rockford International Airport contracts with Pro-Tec Fire Services of Green Bay for ARFF services.

 

Oshkosh Striker 6x6

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Oshkosh TI3000 ARFF with Snozzle

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Oshkosh ARFF trucks

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Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad

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The Scout Leaders Rescue Squad is a non-profit ambulance service and Dive Team serving Kenosha County and the surrounding counties. Scout Leaders Rescue Squad provides emergency medical services on a back-up basis, and mutual aid to Kenosha County agencies.
 
 
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A local organization offering volunteer medical and rescue service for nearly 80 years is in financial trouble.

Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad, a nonprofit group created in the late 1930s, is operating at a deficit due to the rising costs of equipment, maintenance and insurance.

There are about 15 members comprising two divisions: Emergency Medical Technicians and Underwater Search and Rescue.

Scout Leaders offer contractual emergency management for a variety of events at a cost of $85 per hour and provide backup emergency medical support and mutual aid to Kenosha and surrounding counties. The group is often one of the first to arrive for local water emergencies.

The funds obtained through contractual work go toward vehicle maintenance, fuel, medication, liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.

The organization went through a similar crisis in 2009. At that time, the community stepped up with donations to keep the group solvent.

The Scout Leaders also survived a fire on Jan. 20, 2005, that destroyed three vehicles and a 16-foot rescue boat. The monetary loss of equipment was about $178,000, with another $150,000 damage to the building.

According to an article appearing in the March 2, 1947, edition of the Milwaukee Journal, Scout Leaders was created by Kenosha Boy Scouts Council executive Howard Gatley after a tragic 1930 train accident in Kenosha.

The crash killed 14 and injured 100. It involved a car striking a passenger train, causing a collision with an oncoming freight train, on the North Shore electric lines.

Scout Leaders eventually changed ownership from the Boys Scouts of America and the Red Cross to an independent nonprofit service provider.

Scout Leaders hold a concert fundraiser each spring. This year’s concert will be held at a time and location yet to be determined.

The organization recently launched a Gofundme.com page. Those interested in donating can visit the site and search “Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue.”

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As seen around … Zion

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Photos of apparatus I took last weekend in Zion. More photos: 

Zion FD Engine 18

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Zion FD Battalion 18

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Zion FD antique fire engine

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