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Of interest … The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

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From the Salvation Army website:

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) of Greater Chicagoland responds to disasters with support and love to survivors and emergency personnel, including food, shelter, spiritual support and long-term recovery. The Salvation Army is usually the first organization on the scene, and often the last to leave. Disaster relief and recovery services are provided to all in need without discrimination.

The Emergency Disaster Services Chicago Metropolitan Division is located in Elk Grove Village and has a fleet of 10 vehicles

  
To view pictures of the entire fleet of vehicles click HERE
Salvation Army response unit

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North of the border … fatal crash

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The Caledonia Fire Department responded to Wisconsin State Highway 32 and Botting Road for a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Wednesday, April 14th.     

Arriving police officers found four vehicles were involved in the crash. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver Chevrolet pickup was traveling south on Highway 32 and crossed into on-coming traffic in the northbound lanes. A  black Ford traveling north swerved into a guardrail to avoid a collision. A northbound Toyota pickup was struck head-on by the Chevrolet and a Nissan SUV then struck the Toyota in the rear.
 
Due to the severity of the damage, the Caledonia Fire Department needed to extricate victims from their vehicles. The drivers of the Chevrolet and the Nissan were transported by rescue units to Ascension All-Saints in Racine for minor injuries. The Toyota’s driver  was transported to a local hospital but was later flown by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
 
The Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit responded to assist with the investigation. 
The deceased has been identified as a 63-year-old man from Caledonia.  The driver of the Chevrolet was as a 33-year-old man from Milwaukee. 

 

 
 

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North of the Border

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A balloon framed house went up in flames as firefighters from the Caledonia Fire Department and two other Racine County fire departments conducted a controlled house burn at County Road V and 6½ Mile Road in Caledonia, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 31st. Smoke from the burn could be seen from Interstate 94.

Raymond Fire & Rescue, the South Shore Fire Department, and the Racine Fire Bells were in attendance. An instructor from the Chicago Fire Department was involved in the training.
Firefighters burn a vacant house after using it for training

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North of the Border

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Raymond Fire & Rescue conducted a house burn along with several Racine County fire departments near 76th Street and Waukesha Road in the Village of Raymond. Wind gusts were between 28 MPH and 33 MPH during the live fire training.

The property owner generously donated the structure to the fire department to use for training purposes before finally burning it to the ground Sunday.
 
fire department burn down in Raymond WI

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fire department burn down in Raymond WI

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fire department burn down in Raymond WI

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North of the border

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A fire truck became stuck in the snow on a hill in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 30th around 1 AM. Sheboygan Fire Department Rescue 2 became stuck after clearing from a medical call.

The Pierce Impel PUC pumper was stuck for an hour as firefighters worked to free the apparatus from the snow. A plow from the City of Sheboygan DPW arrived with salt and plowed a path for the truck after several failed attempts to pull the engine with a Ford pick-up truck.
 
Sheboygan is 60 miles north of Milwaukee. The storm system dumped nearly 8 inches of snow in parts of Milwaukee and between 4 – 6 inches in Sheboygan.
 

Pierce Impel PUC pumper stuck in the snow

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Pierce Impel PUC pumper stuck in the snow

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LifeNet replaces Flight for Life in McHenry

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As of April 2020, Flight For Life no longer operates out of McHenry. Air Methods has taken over the McHenry base, which is located at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. As of this week, the helicopter appearance remains largely unchanged besides the removal of the Flight for Life text which has been replaced with LifeNet.

Flight for Life also closed their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin base in January 2019. The organization now operates just one helicopter out of the Waukesha County Airport.
 
former Flight For Life medical helicopter

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3-Alarm fire in Waldo, WI – 12-25-20

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Multiple firefighters from across Sheboygan County, Wisconsin responded to a 3-alarm house fire early Christmas morning on Blueberry Lane south of the Village of Waldo. Firefighters not only battled the blaze but the cold weather as well. The temperature at 1 AM was 11° and the wild chill was -4°F. No injuries were reported.

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Water Rescue in Milwaukee, 12-2-20

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Two people were rescued with the Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Team searching for a third after a police pursuit ended in a rollover crash along the bank of the Milwaukee River on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

If the vehicle had rolled once more, it would’ve ended up in the Milwaukee River.
 
 
 
Milwaukee Firefighters rescue victims from car

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Milwaukee Firefighters at the scene of a overturned car by the Milwaukee River

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Working fire in Kenosha, Wi 11-7-20

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911 callers reported hearing a boom and seeing fire at 7603 18th Avenue in Kenosha just before 9 PM on Saturday, November 7th.  A garage at this address caught fire and is a total loss. The home and a neighboring building were also damaged.
 
 
Kenosha garage destroyed by fire

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Kenosha garage destroyed by fire

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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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