April 2021 Newsletter


The Badger Firefighters Association Spring Rapid Intervention Team training was very successful according to the 26 instructors and 60+ participants. Unfortunately the “Slinger RIT House” has become
unusable with some major structure failures. We are grateful to the Sheboygan County Training Officers for allowing us to use some of their training props and the Slinger Fire Department for being the host
site. We ran 10 stations with 15 scenarios taking place. We have attached some pictures for those that would like to see how this program offers an awesome training with safety as primary concern.

The board of officers met recently at the Cascade Fire Station to formulate plans for our Annual Spring Banquet/Meeting and Awards Presentation on Sunday, April 25 th at the NEW Cascade Fire Station. Your department should have received this information recently. REMEMBER to send in your nominations for EMS of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Heroism Award for a member or citizen along with your 25, 50, and 60 year member awards. Before April 15 so the Awards Committee can make their choices.

The Agriculture Rescue program that is being held in Fillmore on April 16 and 17 along with Golden E Dairy are well established. The instructors have been lined up, including an international expert on gases found at the farmstead, David Kaltenberg [Agro Tech USA]. Friday evening will be at Fillmore Fire Department [8485 Trading Post Trail RD; West Bend]. The classes offered are designed to give the participants a better understanding of some of the hazards we will encounter–

C-1 What you can’t see, will kill you on the Farmstead related to farm atmosphere
C-2 Grain Drier fires, small and large units
C-3 Grain Bin lecture about the facts behind hazards

Practical Training Sessions will be held on Saturday, April 17 will be hands-on with approximately 16 participants per session. These will be held at the Golden E Dairy outside of Fillmore¸ 1140 Shalom Dr, West Bend. Registration with continental breakfast items will be 7:30 to 8:00 am.

P-1 Coffer Dam rescues using grain entrapment along with working on a grain bin
P-2 Tractor rollover rescues, P-3 Extrication from miscellaneous used farm equipment
P-4 Actual Equipment Operations, to learn what equipment does and how it does
P- 5 Walk-thru on the farmstead to see operations and hazards and opportunity to see operations of a Dairy Farmstead
P-6 Skid Steer Rescues

Tyler Jefferson has stepped forward to be a major sponsor by providing equipment to be used in the scenarios along with providing lunch for all participating. Property Loss Management of West Bend has offered bottled water for the event. Fire-Rescue Supply and Fire Safety-USA for bringing rescue equipment to use. Most importantly is the ability to hold the hands-on event the Golden E Dairy in the Town of Farmington is greatly appreciated by the members of the Badger Firefighters Association.

Registrations for Ag Rescue are due no later than April 5, 2021; we would appreciate your cooperation in getting these in early.

Our Secretary was honored to present a plaque to Harold Krebs of the St. Lawrence Fire Company for being a member for 75 years! Harold was active in responding for 50 plus years. He continues his support of the fire company with being a leader in selling raffle tickets and much more. As Harold said at the fire company’s Appreciation Banquet, “there is no better
feeling than to be able to help someone else when they need help.”

As of the 23rd of March the U.S. Fire Administration has recognized 36 fellow brothers and sisters that have died in the line of duty since January 1, 2021 in our country. Prayers and thoughts are expressed by our association with a letter of condolences sent to each department that experiences a Line of Duty Death.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Go Home after every call,
Badger Firefighters Association