Sunday, March 3, 2013
The new fire engine is one of two vehicles the Village Board will discuss purchasing at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Purchasing a new vehicle is an expensive venture. Especially when that vehicle happens to be a new fire engine. The Village Board will be asked to approve the purchase of an Arrow XT Pumper, a new fire engine for the Greendale Fire Department that comes with a price tag of approximately $575,000. The fire department will replace its oldest engine — Engine 402 — which is 21 years old and beyond its service life per National Standards and recommendations, and has a mounting list of deficiencies, according to a memo prepared by Fire Chief Tim Saidler. The new engine, according to the memo, offers increased reliability, increased firefighter safety due to passive safety systems; increased safety to the community and much greater …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Over 300 law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel responded to a massive 9 alarm fire in Burlington last night and among them were several Greendale firefighters.
Firefighters from the Greendale Fire Department were among the 93 fire departments that responded to a nine-alarm fire in the City of Burlington Wednesday night, according to our media partners at Channel 12. The Burlington Fire Department initially responded to the fire at 6:05 p.m. at Echo Lake Foods, 33102 S Honey Lake Rd. After arriving, they found a “significant fire” and called neighboring departments to help battle the blaze. However, “about 50 people in the area -- 10 homes and one apartment building -- were evacuated as a precaution because of the chemicals in the plant and the heavy smoke, but no further evacuations were expected.” According to the story: Burlington Mayor Robert Miller said Thursday afternoon that the fire was …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
All Milwaukee County fire departments have partnered with the Hunger Task Force to help increase donations of the nutritious and kid-friendly food.
As the cost of peanut butter reached an all-time high in 2012, the Hunger Task Force's supply of the delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly food began running low. And while people across the county are willing to donate, getting to the Hunger Task Force food bank at 201 S. Hawley Court in Milwaukee during its hours of operation of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is not always an easy task. Enter: local fire departments. All of Milwaukee County’s fire departments — more specifically, the 60 fire stations in the county — will be public peanut butter donation centers for the Hunger Task Force starting today, Jan. 17. “I had seen the need for peanut butter. Then I thought, ‘Why haven’t I donated peanut butter?’ said Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn, who …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The department rents out Santa suits and uses the fund for things around the firehouse and charity.
Need a Santa suit? The Greendale Fire Department can hook you up. The department has been renting out Santa suits since before 1990, according to their rental records. The Santa suit rental goes for $25 plus $10 refunded deposit upon return. The 24-hour rental includes hat, coat, pants, boot covers, belt, bells, gloves, and wig and beard. The money raised is used for things around the firehouse and charitable donations. Unfortunately, the rental have not been doing so great the past couple years. Firefigher Jim Hintz hopes this year will be different. The department has five suits available for rental; one of them was hand-made by a firefighter's mother-in-law. In past years the department has been able to raise as much as $400 for a …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
An indoor fire broke out on Trailridge Court on Thursday morning.
If you noticed fire trucks on Trailridge Court, don't worry. A fire broke out inside a single-family home basement Thursday on the 6000 block of Trailridge Court around 9:30 a.m. It was quickly contained indoors and no one was hurt. Greendale Fire officials did not immediately know the dollar value of the damage. Mutual aid was provided by Greenfield, Hales Corners and Franklin.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Though the region is still considered a drought disaster area, local fire departments are lifting burning bans.
The burning ban was lifted Friday Greendale and Greenfield, according to a fire department press release. The two communties, as well as Hales Corners and Franklin are following suit with other fire departments, including Menomonee Falls. The bans are being been lifted after a few days of rainfall, and despite the drought prompting federal disaster area designation for 23 Wisconsin counties, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Ozaukee and Kenosha counties. The ban, which started July 4, included open burning (in outdoor fireplaces, pits and camp fires) and private use of consumer fireworks (including sparklers, caps and novelty fireworks). Have you been itching to have a summer campfire? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Greendale Fire Department will join other departments in helping raise money to battle against neuromuscular disease. Last year, Wisconsin fire fighters raised $600,000.
The Greendale Fire Department will go beyond the call of duty the next two weeks when they once again join in the battle against neuromuscular disease. The Greendale Fire Department and local 1777 will stand at the corner of 76th Street and Grange Avenue with their boots in hand to collect money from motorists and pedestrians for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on July 27 and August 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donations will benefit local MDA clients and services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Kenosha County, funding clinic visits at Froedtert and Children’s Hospital clinics, and financing wheelchair repairs. MDA’s Fill-the-Boot program is supported by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Public Policy Forum President Rob Henken spoke to the Oak Creek Common Council on Tuesday about his organization's report regarding fire department consolidation in southern Milwaukee County.
Southern Milwaukee County communities leery about combining fire departments could still benefit from smaller changes that would increase efficiencies and save money. That was one message Public Policy Forum President Rob Henken conveyed when he spoke Tuesday to the Oak Creek Common Council. It was an in-depth look at the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization's report that studied consolidation within the Oak Creek, Franklin, Hales Corners, Greendale and Greenfield fire departments. From the very beginning of discussions Greendale has not been fond of the idea of full fire consolidation. While the Village of Greendale is open to some of service sharing concepts, they are more hesitant in reference to full consolidation. Henken noted the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The spill happened near Grange Avenue and 60th Street on Saturday afternoon.
A private-owned vehicle pulling a trailer with a tank that held about 100 gallons of fuel spilled near Grange Avenue and 60th Street on Saturday afternoon. Greendale Village Manager Todd Michaels said the trailer must have shifted and dumped about 75 gallons of fuel on the roadway. The fuel ended up draining into one of the sewers. Crews and an outside hired company spent Saturday night and Sunday morning cleaning up. Michaels said it was a small isolated incident and everything was cleaned. Residents should not worry.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Greendale village manager says the village is open to some of the sharing of fire services, but is less enthusiastic about a full consolidation of five area departments.
Full fire department consolidation between five southern Milwaukee County communities will not happen, if Greendale has something to say about it. Discussions on fire department consolidation have continued since a report about the cost benefits of consolidation was released in late May. The Public Policy Forum report identifies ways in which fire departments in Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners, Oak Creek and Franklin could consolidate and save money — including combining all five into one. The study comes after about a year of research, involving fire chiefs and administrators from all five communities who explored the range of consolidation possibilities. But Greendale Village Manager Todd Michaels told Patch the officials aren't …