BFA Annoucements

FEBRUARY SECRETARY’S REPORT

Your association has been actively involved with supporting some important legislation at the state.  The first bill which appears to have fallen in the cracks at Senator Dewey Strobel’s desk is the bill prohibiting the sale of novelty lighters to minors.  The senate had a hearing on this legislation [SB 195] in fall.  All of the testimony was in favor of having this law enacted.  This is the 4 session of state legislature that a bill pertaining to the prohibition of the sale of novelty lighters has been introduced with BI-PARTISAN s

The other legislation that the board of officers has gone on record to support is AB746, Roadside Responder Safety.  The accompanying senate bill is number SB 674.  The assembly bill had a hearing held on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  There were 11 people [law enforcement, tow truck operators and fire service personnel] that testified in front of the Committee of Criminal Justice and Public Safety.  Next will be a hearing at the Senate’s Committee on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs, chaired by Sen. Jerry Petrowski [Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov].  This legislation was drafted because of the increase of near misses and actual accidents involving emergency vehicles, tow trucks and highway maintenance equipment.  The legislation increases the fines and adds possible prison time for incidents where someone has put a first responder life at danger along our roadways. We are asking to please contact your local state assembly person and state senator. upport and each time the bill has either not come out of Senator Strobel’s committee or was never brought to the floor for a vote.

We as a conglomerate of first responders and departments contact Senator Strobel and our local assembly members we can get things done.

A reminder

as your department holds your “appreciation/awards banquets” that Badger Firefighters Association is willing to honor those with 25, 50 or 60 years of service, along with a chief officer [Captain and above] with a recognition award.  In addition we will be looking for your nominations for firefighter of the year, emergency medical responder meritorious service awards. Our Heroism Award is intended to recognize and honor those civilians or first responder or member of your department for heroic actions that had a positive effect on someone.  These awards can be given at your banquet by an officer of the BFA and at our Annual Banquet on Sunday, April 26.

Our attendance for the Forest Reeder Making A Difference Seminar was not what we had hoped for.  However those of us that attended learned much from this outstanding leader in American Fire Service.

The training committee would appreciate to hear from our members as to what type of classes you want us to provide.  Contact Paul Fahey, Mike Auer, Tony Burgard or Ron Naab with your suggestions.

 

St. Lawrence Fire Company
Is Proud to Host the
65th Annual Badger Firefighter’s Association
Bowling Tournament

 

This year the bowling tournament will take place at Kettle Moraine Bowl located at 1021 E Commerce Blvd, Slinger, WI 53086.  The tournament will take place this year on Saturdays and Sundays from February 8th, 2020 until February 16th, 2020.

Completed entries and all monies are to be mailed NO LATER THAN January 18th, 2020 to:

Entry Form: St. Lawrence Entry Form

St. Lawrence Fire Company
Attn: Dan Wolf
4955 Hwy 175
Hartford, WI 53027

Please make checks payable to:      St. Lawrence Fire Company

Please get your entry forms in ASAP to reserve your dates for bowling.  The team captain listed on the entry form will be notified via email of dates and times you are scheduled to bowl.

We will also be putting together an ad book for the event.  Please see the form included with this packet regarding different sizes and prices.  Please email any artwork to us at dandwolf@hotmail.com.  Deadline for placing an ad in the book is January 18th, 2020.  Please send payment along with the ad book form to the address above.

Ad Book Form: St. Lawrence Badger Bowling Ad Book Form

All monies raised by the event will be used towards buying vehicle stabilization tools.

Thanks in advance and Good Luck!
St. Lawrence Fire Company