BFA Annoucements


Attached is the agenda for the upcoming spring meeting and banquet.
Don’t forget to send in those members that should be recognized for EMS and Firefighter of the Year along with Heroism Awards.
We need your list of those members that have passed away in the last two years for the Memorial Service as well.
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

Cedarburg Fire Department held an Ice Rescue class recently which was open to all
first responders in Ozaukee County. Other departments participating were Grafton Fire
Department, Mequon Fire Department, Waubeka Fire-Rescue, and Port Washington
Fire Department. Many reported this was a great training event.

Ice Rescue 2021

 


The Hartford American Legion Post #19 announced their 2020 Hartford Fire Fighter and EMT of the Year awardees on March 4th. This year’s winners are Fire Fighter Brian Wolters and EMT Katie Feiter. Both members of the Hartford Fire and Rescue Department were recognized for their exemplary performance and leadership in their rolls of serving the public. Brian has been with the department since 2014 and currently serves as Fire Lieutenant and as the Department’s fire training officer. Katie also started with the department in 2014 and serves as both a fire fighter and an EMT and is currently finishing her studies to become a paramedic.

Brian Wolters
Brian Wolters
Katie Feiter
Katie Feiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BADGER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION HONORS SIX MEMBERS OF
THE WEST BEND FIRE DEPARTMENT
Recently Ron Naab of the Badger Firefighters Association presented recognition awards for
twenty-five years of service to the West Bend Fire Department. Those being honored for 25
years were:
Battalion Chief John Spartz
Captain Kenny Asselin
Lieutenant/Paramedic Andy Whitmore
Lieutenant/Paramedic Michael Heinen
Driver/Operator Larry Schwechel
Paid–On–Call Firefighter Steven Rusch
Also honored for 15 plus years of service as a Battalion Chief, was John Spartz. John was a
leader of the Washington County Hazard Materials Response Team, along with many other
outstanding contributions to help his fellow members and other firefighters and EMT’s. Chief
Spartz last day on the job was Saturday, March 6 th.

 


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of retired Port Washington Firefighter, Jeff Plier. Jeff served on the department from May 1980 until June 2000. He is the son of retired Assistant Chief Franklin (Joe) Plier and the brother of former member Ron Plier. He is survived by his wife, Pam and son Chris, as well as his parents Joe and Kathy, sisters Lisa and Jill, brother Ron, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 6:30PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Church site (451 N. Johnson St. Port Washington, WI 53074). Fr. Patrick Wendt will preside over the Mass. Visitation will take place at Eernisse Funeral Home Port Washington on Wednesday from 3:00-6:00PM. There will be a Fire Department walk through at the funeral home at 5:30PM.  Per Chief Mark Mitchell.

Ronald Naab

Secretary

Badger Firefighters Association


At this time the Spring Banquet/Awards Program is questionable.  We are still determining if and how we can proceed to keep the event meaningful and safe.  The tentative date is April 25th.

Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

Attached is information about the upcoming Agriculture equipment/environment training program that the Badger Firefighters Association is hosting with Golden E Dairy, Jefferson Fire Equipment and Property Loss Management.
We are limited to 96 participants.  Badger Members have first options to sign up.  Mid week this will go out to surrounding counties for their opportunity to join us.
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

Last week we lost a great shining light in the Emergency Services of our area- Rich Schoenfeldt of Saukville.  Rich was an Ozaukee Co. Sheriff Deputy, Lieutenant with the Saukville FD, a veteran and wass the organizer for the Ozaukee Co. 9-11 Remembrance Committee.
We have received the following information about a Walk-tnru of remembrance–
 the Badger about a walk through for retired Saukville member Richard Schoenfeldt. Please advise the walk-thru is at 4:00 pm (arrive at 3:45) this Saturday at the Parkside Community United Church of Christ 166 Dekora Street, Saukville.
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

Reminder, that we would like to honor those of your department with awards for the following accomplishments:

25 years of service
50 years of service
60 years of service
70 years of service
75 years of service
Retired officer service
EMS and Fire Meritorious Service Awards
Heroism Service Award.
Attached is a sheet to fill out and return to me with the names and reasons for those you wish to recognize.
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

FROM SAUKVILLE FIRE DEPT.:

Dick Shoenfeldt

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of retired Saukville Fire Department Lieutenant Richard Schoenfeldt. Dick dedicated 50 years of his life to the Saukville Fire Department and helping those of this community. Anyone that knew Dick, knew he took immense pride in his time and commitment to the fire service.

One of his greatest accomplishments in his tenure with SFD was the time he spent coordinating the 9/11 parades for Ozaukee County that were hosted by Saukville Fire Department. Dick spent many, many hours every year putting together a new program. If you were ever part of one, you know the time commitment required to put those parades, and the ceremony following, together.

Dick will forever be missed by the Saukville fire community. We wish the deepest of sympathies to his family during this difficult time.
I personally had the opportunity to interact with Dick in the past.  He was the epitome of serving your community and country.  R.I.P. Lieutenant.

 

Ronald Naab

Secretary

Badger Firefighters Association


As of Tuesday, the 2nd of February there have been 18 firefighters/EMTs that have made the Ultimate Sacrifice.  Most of these are COVID related. In Wisconsin, we had 1 EMT and 2 firefighters that have died in the Line of Duty as of the end of 2020.  We have not had any thus far in 2021.
Stay safe, Stay Cautious and Go Home,
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association

President Arbuckle has asked that I forward your department the attached information for awards given by the Badger Firefighters
We honor those that have served: 25, 50 and 60 years
We honor those that served their department in a meritorious manner for the past year or for a period of time
We honor civilians and emergency personnel that act in heroic manner to save the life/lives of other[s]
We normally do these presentations at the Annual Banquet, which hopefully will happen in April.  However, if you would like your members, especially those with recognition of years of service we can present or deliver so you can do so at your Appreciation/Awards Banquet.  Just let us know.
Ronald Naab
Secretary
Badger Firefighters Association