Posts Tagged Milwaukee Fire Department

As seen around … Milwaukee

From Tyler Tobolt:

Here is Milwaukee Rescue 4. This rig isn’t seen much but it responded to a H.U.R.T (Heavy Urban Rescue Team) response at 30th and Galena on 2/10/21 around 10pm for a low angle rescue. Rescue 4 is stationed with Engine 23 and Rescue 1 at 9th/Greenfield, it is one of two H.U.R.T stations in Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee FD Rescue 4

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2-Alarm fire in Milwaukee, WI 2-9-21

From Tyler Tobolt:

Here are some photos of a 2-alarm fire in Milwaukee at 21st and Scott on 2/9/21 around 3:30pm. 
Response included: Battalion 3, Battalion 4, Battalion 10, Car 3, Car 2C, Med 5, Med 6, Med 15, Engine 26, Engine 23, Engine 33, Engine 11, Engine 7, Engine 2, Engine 1, Engine 10, Engine 32, Engine 24, Truck 1, Truck 2, Truck 9, Truck 8, Rescue 1, Incident Command Post, Compressed Air 1, and West Allis Med 1 and Tower 62

More photos are in this link 

flames from attic of a house

Tri State – USFiR Photography

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

Excerpts from fox6now.com:

The Milwaukee Fire Department has appointed their first African American female as deputy chief. Deputy Chief Sharon Purifoy will lead the department’s Emergency Medical Services Division. She has been with the department for 17 years and has been a registered paramedic since 2012. Deputy Chief Purifoy has served in the roles of fire cadet instructor, director of the Survive Alive House, and director of recruitment. She has also demonstrated her commitment to the department through her active participation in the MFD’s Strategic Planning Committee.

The department wrote: 

thanks Asher

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Water Rescue in Milwaukee, 12-2-20

This from Asher Heimermann:

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

Asher Heimermann photo

 

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

This from Asher Heimermann:

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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Dive Rescue operation in Lake Michigan, 8-5-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

The United States Coast Guard with help from the Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Rescue Team responded to the shores of Lake Michigan to search for a missing swimmer Monday night. The incident started to unfold around 6:30 PM at Warnimont Park in the City of Cudahy, just south of Milwaukee. Three young adults were in the water, and one did not resurface. One of the individuals made it back to a location where they were able to call 911.

Officials with the Coast Guard confirmed a search in Lake Michigan Monday night, Aug. 5 for one missing swimmer off Warnimont Park in Cudahy. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials said a report came in regarding a 19-year-old man who was struggling in the water after encountering difficulties while returning to shore. He failed to resurface after going under the water.

The search was called off around 9:30 p.m. — as storms moved in.

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Fatal crash and fire in Milwaukee – 4/20/19

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Milwaukee Police Department was in pursuit of a reckless vehicle Saturday afternoon (4/30/19) when the car crashed into another vehicle and into a house at North 13th Street and Capitol Drive. The impact of the crash led to the engine of the car flying onto the sidewalk several feet away and starting the house on fire.
 
Firefighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department and neighboring North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to the scene for a auto extrication assignment as well as a full assignment for the working fire.
 
The driver of the fleeing car was trapped as the fire spread to the house. He was killed.
 

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3-Alarm fire in Milwaukee, 4-13-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a fire in the Furniture Depot store at 2523 West Lincoln Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side on Saturday, April 13th.
 
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the front of the store engulfed in flames. A second alarm was called before being elevated to a third alarm.
 
The fire completely destroyed the store and damaged nearby businesses and a home.

 

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Fatal crash in Milwaukee, WI – 4-11-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Shortly after 5 PM, a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a reckless vehicle on Interstate 94 south in Milwaukee. The vehicle took off and the pursuit exited at Holt Avenue and continued westbound on Morgan Avenue.
 
The fleeing vehicle struck other vehicles at South 13th Street and Morgan Avenue. The suspect was later arrested after a short foot chase. T The crash left one man dead and at least three people injured.
 
The Milwaukee Fire Department extrication units arrived on scene along with assistance from Bell Ambulance and the Milwaukee Police Department.
 
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Brush fire in Milwaukee, 3-25-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Milwaukee FD Engine 9 requested a full assignment for a brush fire Monday afternoon (3-25-2019) at Havenwoods State Forest on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Additional assistance was requested from North Shore Fire-Rescue, Mequon, and Menomonee Falls fire departments. The fire burned approximately 3 acres. The Milwaukee Fire Department does not have any brush trucks in its fleet.

 

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