Monday, May 6, 2013
What's the average number of miles that ambulances in your community have on them? How many need to be replaced? Find out by searching for Patch's interactive database for information on ambulance fleets from local departments.
Patch surveyed fire departments throughout the metro Milwaukee area to learn more about their ambulance fleets. Use our searchable database to get information about the age, mileage and conditions of ambulances in your community.
Caledonia Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Henningfeld thinks the state ambulance inspection program isn't focusing on the most important parts of the ambulance.
Ten years ago, the lives of an ambulance crew in central Wisconsin were changed forever when a balding tire caused their vehicle to lose traction on a wet highway, skid across the median and roll over. In the resulting accident, the patient being transported died and the crew was injured, none more so than Matt Deicher of Mosinee. “I flew and hit my face onto the back doors of the ambulance,” Deicher told WISN 12 News. Deicher was paralyzed. He believes the July 2003 accident could have been prevented "very, very easily." Just two days earlier, the lone state ambulance inspector gave the Mosinee Fire Department 10 days to replace balding tires on the vehicle. The crew was unaware of the report before the run. A decade later, not much has …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Would you pay extra?
Searching for potential revenue sources, the Legislative and Licensing Committee discussed imposing fees for police, fire and ambulance services at a meeting held Tuesday, June 14. Properties with a tax exempt status will be reviewed to ensure they have a valid tax status. While some tax exempt entities file documentation proving their status with the Village, many property owners do not file them and the Village has not actively pursued the issue. Elaine Ekes, the Village Attorney, said if people didn't pay the fees, they wouldn't be denied services. While no decisions were made about which fees they would impose or how much those fees would be, the Committee is researching the issue. Kevin Wanggaard, a village board member and Committee …