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2024 Statewide tornado drill is Thursday; Kenosha County will not test sirens

From Kenosha County Emergency Management-Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: This year’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place from April 8th through April 12th, 2024. This annual campaign encourages everyone to prepare for the tornadoes and severe storms that are frequently experienced during the spring and summer months. This opportunity also allows […]

Sheriff’s Dept. to start accepting donations to support K9 Unit

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Starting Monday, March 11th, 2024, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (KSD) will officially start accepting donations to support the K9 Unit. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department gifts those who donate a K9 Plushie of the Department’s K9s and/or the K9 unit’s challenge coin as a thank you. The Kenosha […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 11:52 a.m., Town of Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash on Highway F west of Highway KD near the county dog park in Randall. Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved. UPDATE about 11:57 p.m. — Deputy blocking westbound traffic. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes Police Dept. & Sheriff’s Dept. seeking info on break-ins

The Twin Lakes Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are looking for information regarding vehicle break-ins, according to social media post from both agencies. From the Twin Lakes Police Department via Facebook: From the Sheriff’s Department: ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 4:30 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a crash in the 12100 block of Highway 50 in Bristol. Per dispatch: No injuries being reported at this time. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for fire in Wilmot

At about 6 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue (all stations), Town of Randall Fire Department, Wheatland Vol. Fire Department and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 30700 block of 111th Street in Wilmot. Per dispatch: Garage involved. UPDATE 6:03 p.m. — A sheriff’s deputy […]

Wheatland to purchase pumper truck for fire department

The Wheatland Town Board last week approved the purchase of a pumper truck for the Wheatland Vol. Fire Department. The 2016 Rosenbauer truck is being purchased from a suburban Minneapolis fire department. Cost is $450,000. The board will use $250,000 in American Rescue Plan grant funds and finance the rest of the purchase with a […]

Deputy Terry Tifft and K9 Riggs receive Hometown Hero Award

From the office of state Rep. Amanda Nedweski: On Tuesday Jan. 16th, Deputy Terry Tifft and K9 Riggs of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were presented with the Hometown Hero Award by Rep. Amanda Nedweski (R-Pleasant Prairie). In a ceremony before the Wisconsin State Assembly at the State Capitol, Rep. Nedweski introduced Deputy Tifft and Riggs with […]

Ron Redlin sworn in as Twin Lakes Fire Department chief

Ron Redlin was sworn in as chief of Twin Lakes Fire Department Monday night. The swearing in took place at Monday’s Twin Lakes Village Board meeting. The oath was administered by village Clerk Sabrina Waswo. Here is video of the swearing in: Here is video of short comments made by Redlin: Redlin, who was assistant […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue investigation report to be made public

A report on an investigation of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue commissioned by the Salem Lakes VIllage Board will be made public after some final steps, village President Rita Bucur announced Tuesday at the conclusion of a special board meeting. The investigation into the operation and functioning of the fire department was conducted by attorney Jake Curtis of […]

Salem Lakes creates, fills temporary safety coordinator position

The Salem Lakes Village Board at a special meeting Friday created and then filled a position designed to bridge a gap for fire department administration before an interim chief can be appointed. The new position is called a temporary safety coordinator. The coordinator will serve as a liaison between neighboring departments, county dispatch, the fire […]

Salem Lakes to advertise for interim chief candidates; make selection by end of month

The Salem Lakes Fire Commission did not name an interim fire chief Wednesday, but it did set out a process to come up with one by the end of the month. The commission plans to advertise for interim chief candidates with an application deadline of Nov. 24, commission President Allen Thennes said. Then the board […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief, fire marshal resign

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue’s Chief James Lejcar and fire Inspector/Marshall Steve Ptaszynski have resigned, the president of the village Fire Commission announced Monday. Fire Commission President Allen Thennes said he received Ptaszynski’s resignation via Lejcar Sunday night. He then received Lejcar’s resignation Monday evening. Thennes made the announcement during citizen’s comments at Monday’s Village Board meeting. […]

Units responding for fire in Lake George

At about 1:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 10300 block of 185th Avenue in Lake George. Per dispatch: Pickup truck in a driveway is on fire. About 8 feet from a garage. UPDATE 1:35 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports it appears […]

EMS personnel and police officers recognized for saving life of man in Twin Lakes

Personnel from Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Richmond (Ill.) Fire and Rescue and the Twin Lakes Police Department were recently recognized for saving the live of a man in Twin Lakes. From TLFR: On the evening of 9/15/2023 Stan Szczepanski suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.  His brother Mike was with him and called 911.Twin Lakes […]

Sheriff warns of new danger from illicit street drugs

The following is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Kenosha County Sheriff David W. Zoerner is again warning of the dangers of using illicit street drugs, following new reports of substances being laced with other drugs, unbeknownst to the user. At a recent meeting of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, members reported an uptick […]

Disciplinary hearings for Salem Lakes fire chief and fire marshal won’t take place this week

Salem Lakes Fire Commission hearings regarding complaints against Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Chief James Lejcar and fire marshal Steve Ptaszynski set to take place this week will not happen. Attorney J. Michael McTernan, who represents two clients — Auto Truck Equipment and Wilmot Stage Stop — who filed complaints against Lejcar and Ptaszynski, said he asked […]

Sheriff’s Dept. investigating bail fraud complaints

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two fraud complaints that occurred on 09-12-2023. In both instances, elderly victims were targeted. These victims were first contacted by phone and told their grandchild had been arrested after being involved in an accident and required “bail money”. The male suspect on […]

Sheriff’s Dept, seeking info on thefts from vehicles

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Off duty Kenosha County deputies save swimmers in Lake Michigan

This didn’t happen in Western Kenosha County, but the actions of these two off-duty sheriff’s deputies deserve recognition. From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release: On August 27th around 3:00 pm, two off-duty Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, Kelsey Schwuchow and Christopher Bischoff, observed two juveniles drowning and their mother struggling to swim in […]

Hearing regarding Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief and fire marshall to be held

A hearing regarding complaints lodged against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials will take place after action by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission Monday evening. The hearing will be regarding complaints filed by Wilmot Stage Stop and Auto Truck Equipment & Repair (ATE) against fire Chief James Lejcar and fire Marshall Steve Ptaszynski. The vote […]

Decision on whether to have hearing on Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue leadership complaints delayed — again

A decision on whether complaints against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials are sufficient to proceed with a disciplinary hearing was delayed Monday by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission for the second time this month. This time, a vote was delayed because only two of the five members of the commission were going to be […]

Decision on whether to have hearing on Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue leadership complaints delayed

A decision on whether complaints against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials are sufficient to proceed with a disciplinary hearing was delayed Monday by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission. Monday’s meeting agenda had included an item to decide whether to proceed with a hearing regarding complaints filed against fire Chief James Lejcar and fire marshal […]

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 9:02 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police Department officers are responding to the 700 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes for an investigation. Per dispatch: This is regarding possible gas exposure. ShareTweet0 Shares

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie

Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for a request for mutual aid from Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue for a fire in the 8000 block of 128th Street. Requested to respond for station coverage are: Bristol Fire and Rescue with an engine and chief. Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for fire in Brighton

At about 12:54 p.m., Kansasville Fire and Rescue has activated a box alarm for a fire in the 800 block of 312th Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: Kansasville is fighting a brush and mulch fire. Requested to respond are: Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an engine, a tender (water tanker), and ambulance and a chief. Paris […]

Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team activated

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: In 2021, the need was recognized for the availability of a county-wide team specializing in the investigation of serious motor vehicle crashes.  After nearly a year of planning and training the Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) is now activated.  MCAT will respond to crashes involving a fatality […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 1:58 p.m, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and F in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved; injuries being reported. UPDATE 2 p.m — Salem Lakes command requests mutual aid response from Bristol Fire and Rescue with an ambulance. Share2Tweet2 Shares

2022 Randall Fire Department Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 18

Santa will be visiting the Randall Fire Department’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 2 in Bassett (Highways F and KD). Come give Santa your Christmas wish list; bring your own camera for photos. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, and milk. Food […]

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Santa visit is Dec. 3

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue will be hosting Santa at the fire station Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will be available for photos at the station. Hot dogs (donated by Mad Dan’s), drinks, cookies will be provided. Make sure you bring your own camera or phone to take a snapshot of the […]

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