2 Fire Calls in Nasewaupee Sunday

There were two fire calls in the Town of Nasewaupee Sunday. First, just after 9:30 am, a call came in for a grass fire near County Road “C”, just west of Idlewild Road. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson says they learned the property owner had a burn permit for a fire the day before, but it was not fully extinguished and the fire rekindled……… … Continue reading

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Ice Rescue Friday a Reminder of Deteriorating Conditions

A call for an ice rescue was made Friday afternoon in the area just off the northwest side of Sherwood Point in the Town of Nasewaupee. An ice fisherman with his pull-behind sled of fishing equipment was out on the ice, but he was not aware that he was actually in any trouble. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson explains… Of course, as we are … Continue reading

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Ice Rescue on Sawyer Harbor Sunday

There was an ice rescue just offshore from Potawatomi State Park Sunday night in Sawyer Harbor. Just before 6:30 pm, the emergency call came in for 2 ice anglers who broke through the ice with their UTV . Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson shares with us more on what happened and the response…… Fire Chief Olson reports the man and woman were actually in … Continue reading

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Southern Door Interim Fire Chief

Last wednesday, the Southern Door Fire Chief Gary Vandertie stepped down from his position. Since then, and for the time being, the Interim Fire Chief is Randy Massart. Massart was the Southern Door Fire Chief from 1983 to 1993, and has been the Assistant Fire Chief since then, until this last Wednesday. Again, he is now the Southern Door Interim Fire Chief until the new … Continue reading

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Large Ice Rescue on Bayside of Door Peninsula

At almost 9:00 am Thursday the Southern Door Fire Department was paged for an ice rescue which ended up becoming multiple rescues at 3 different locations along the bayside of the Door peninsula. Southern Door Assistant Fire Chief Randy Massart stated that their department was first on the scene at Sand Bay in the Town of Nasewaupee. Other agencies responding included the New Franken Fire … Continue reading

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Fire Call at Hainesville Lutheran Church

There was a fire call Friday morning at the Hainesville Lutheran Church on County Road “M”, just south of Hainesville Road. The call came in just before 7:30 AM when a person was collecting the mail for the church noticed a strong smell of smoke throughout the building and called the Southern Door Fire Department. Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Cihlar reports that shortly after arrival … Continue reading

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Tuesday Fire Call in Forestville

A fire call came in around 8:40 on Tuesday morning in the town of Forestville. The call reported heavy smoke coming out of the residence at 7057 Maplewood Road. The Southern Door Fire Department was dispatched along with the Brussels and B.U.G. departments all at the same time. It was a bystander who noticed the smoke and called 9-1-1. He then found a garden hose … Continue reading

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