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Units responding to fire in Rock Lake

At about 9:19 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Wheatland Vol Fire Department and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 12700 block of 257th Avenue in Rock Lake. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a fire in a wall at an electrical outlet. UPDATE 9:24 a.m. — […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 8:20 p.m., Wheatland Vol. Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 36800 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported. UPDATE 8:25 p.m. — Fire-rescue command requests mutual aid from Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an ambulance. UPDATE […]

Local fire departments responding as mutual aid to Newport

At about 4:43 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Somers Fire and Rescue units are responding to a request for mutual aid to Newport Fire Protection District for a crash at Highway 173 and Kilbourn in Lake County, Illinois. Per dispatch: Bristol is requested to respond with a squad and a chief and Somers for […]

Units responding for tree down in Twin Lakes

At about 8:06 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a tree down in the 2100 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Tree reported down on wire with sparking seen. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 5:41 p.m., Wheatland Vol. Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash int eh 32400 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. ShareTweet0 Shares

Ambulnz by DocGo gives EMS presentation to Randall & Wheatland town boards

Private emergency medical services provider Ambulnz by DocGo gave a presentation on its services and answered questions from board members at a joint Randall and Wheatland town boards meeting Tuesday at Wheatland Town Hall in New Munster.. Ambulnz by DocGo is being considered by the towns for providing EMS staring in 2025. The towns currently […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 8:42 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10300 block of Highway 83 in Trevor. Per dispatch: This is a 2 to 3 vehicle crash. One car may be submerged in water. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — Kenosha County Dive Team dispatched to […]

Wheatland Town Board approves Aug. 13 referendum to fund emergency medical services

The Wheatland Town Board Monday approved a resolution seeking to exceed the levy limit to provide funding for emergency medical services. The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 13 election. The board set a term for the referendum of 5 years. Town Chairman Brett Butler explained that Twin Lakes Rescue is offering […]

Twin Lakes committed to August referendum for EMS upgrade

The Twin Lakes Village Board continues to prepare for an August referendum to raise funds for improved emergency medical services as provided by Twin Lakes Rescue. The board discussed the issue Monday in light of uncertainty about whether Randall and Wheatland also will be joining in funding 24/7 staffed EMS response from TLR. Last summer, […]

Twin Lakes Rescue pitches Randall and Wheatland town boards on continuing EMS contract

Leaders of Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad made a pitch Monday to get back into negotiations with Randall and Wheatland about continuing to provide emergency medical services to the towns in 2025. The presentation came at a special meeting of the Wheatland Town Board and Randall Town Board at Wheatland Town Hall in […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 5:31 p.m., Wheatland Vol. Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways K and W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Deputies already on scene. Truck involved is smoking. UPDATE 5:38 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports one vehicle involved. Vehicle is off the road in the […]

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue to present EMS service info to Randall, Wheatland town boards at public meeting April 29

Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad representatives will present info on continuing to provide emergency medical service to Wheatland and Randall at a public informational meeting Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wheatland Town Hall in New Munster. Both Randall and Wheatland have issued notices of those boards attending the meeting. In August 2023, […]

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 […]

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