Fire Chiefs Oppose Privatizing EMS in Door County

The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has issued a statement regarding recent discussions about privatizing emergency medical services in Door County. In a news release issued Wednesday, the organization which represents ten fire departments indicated that it does not support the concept. Acknowledging that the county has the right to consider terminating the current arrangement, the news release indicates that the fire chiefs strongly believe … Continue reading

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Barn Fire Wednesday at Schartner’s Farm Market

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a large barn and all of its contents at Schartner’s Farm Market near Carlsville. The Egg Harbor Fire Department was sent to the farm at 6476 Highway 42 at 6:20PM. The first units on the scene found the barn fully engulfed in flames and other structures nearby were imperiled. Mutual aid was called in and personnel from eight departments joined … Continue reading

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SBFD Considering New Inspection Position

Like many agencies of its kind, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department is having to comply with state requirements on a regular basis. One area where a pressure point has reached is that of inspections. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says in order to continue taking advantage of a funding source, follow up inspections are required, something that is taxing current resources. Dietman, in the department’s annual … Continue reading

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Shovel Out a Hydrant for a Frozen Treat

Here’s your chance to become a hydrant hero and help the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department have easier access to fire hydrants throughout the city. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says, on Saturday, from 9AM to 3PM, citizens will be asked dig out buried hydrants near their homes. He says their actions will help provide access to hundreds of hydrants throughout the city… Dietman says efforts are … Continue reading

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Cigarette May Have Caused Small Fire at Greystone Castle

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department sent two trucks and four firefighters to the Greystone Castle at 8 North Madison Avenue Tuesday after an exterior fire was reported. When the fire crew arrived shortly after 2PM, they found that a bucket of water had been used to douse the fire that began near a window sill in the rear of the building. However, there was still … Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Home In Namur Early Saturday Morning

A home in Namur was extensively damaged in a fire early Saturday morning. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at 3:48AM and found the two-story brick home at 1256 County DK fully engulfed in flames. Mutual aid was called in and units from Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door in Door County and Luxemburg and Casco in Kewaunee County responded. Two fill sites were set … Continue reading

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Firefighters Battle Weather & Barn Fire Friday Night

Firefighters battled a barn fire & wintry weather Friday night in the Town of Red River. The Luxemburg Community Fire Department was paged out to the site at E2470 LeCaptain Road and upon arrival encountered a large barn engulfed in flames. The call was quickly upgraded to a multiple alarm fire and assistance from departments in Casco, Brussels-Union-Gardner, New Franken, Kewaunee, Algoma, Southern Door, Denmark, … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Fire Damages Home in Union

An older home in the Town of Union was damaged in a fire early Monday morning. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at about 4:45AM and units were sent the home at 10913 Bayshore Road. The initial report indicated that flames could be seen on the lower level of the house. Firefighters, who noted that the blaze originated in the living room, were able … Continue reading

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Open House at New BUG Fire Station Sunday

The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department is inviting residents and visitors to an open house Sunday at its new station number one at 1080 County C in Brussels. Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says the state-of-the-art facility will be on display from noon to 3PM… Chief Vandertie says the event also pays tribute to the taxpayers in the three southern Door County towns who made the building project … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Firefighters Fill the Boot for MDA

Members of Sturgeon Bay Firefighters Union Local 2682 will be in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday, taking part in the annual “Fill The Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. You’ll find the fire crews at the intersection of 3rd and Louisiana from 8:30AM until 4:30PM. Union President Brent Wiegand says firefighters will do what they can for MDA… Wiegand says every donation is appreciated because … Continue reading

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