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Fire Chief Robert Haight III
Photo by Megan McCormick, News-Herald Media
Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve we will once again be participating in the county-wide campaign to bring attention to fire safety during the holiday season. This is the 20th year the for the “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign in Wood County. Our wreath and sign have been put up at the fire station and we hope to keep all of the bulbs on the wreath green for the next month. There will be one red bulb substituted for a green bulb on the wreath for every structure fire in Wood County (not only Marshfield) during the awareness campaign. The main goal of this campaign is to raise the level of awareness for fire safety during the holiday season and ultimately reduce the amount of fires that we see at any time during the year. Keep watch for the number of red bulbs on the wreath and realize that each red bulb represents an unhappy Holiday Season for some family in Wood County.
Please be fire safe and help keep your family’s Holiday Season, a happy one.
Check for bulb updates on our Fire Department Facebook page...
A Special Message Left For Us From One of Our "Firefighter For A Day" Winners!!!!
Are You Ready for Winter?
“Get an emergency kit in your car. It could save your life”
(MADISON) – Governor Scott Walker has declared November 4-8, 2013 as Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), its Ready Wisconsin preparedness program and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), is to remind people to be prepared for winter conditions that could threaten their safety.
“The number one thing to do: make sure you have an emergency supply kit in your car– it could save your life,” says Brian Satula, Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator
Ready Wisconsin will air Television and Radio Public Service Announcements in November, urging viewers and listeners to keep an emergency kit in their vehicles. Starting November 1st, Wisconsin residents can sign up for a chance to win a winter survival kit on the Ready Wisconsin website: readywisconsin.wi.gov.
Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. For example, in the last five years Wisconsin has averaged 50,000 motor vehicle crashes during winter months. An average of 45 people are killed and more than 5,000 injured on icy or snow-covered roads.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is also a danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, with more than 20,000 people visiting the emergency room and nearly 500 killed each year from overexposure to the gas.
Now is the time to winterize your car and home, gather items for an emergency kit in your car, and make sure you have a NOAA Weather Radio with fresh batteries. Additional winter weather tips and how to put together a winter emergency kit are available at the Ready Wisconsin website (readywisconsin.wi.gov). In addition, there are numerous winter storm maps and a history of Wisconsin's winter weather produced by the National Weather Service.
Winter Weather Information Packet from WEM
Winter Weather Facts
Stay informed on weather alerts - review this link for information from Wisconsin Emergency Management
Weather Alert FAQ's
Affordable Care Act Information from the Health Insurance Marketplace
A Guide to the Marketplace
Do You Need Affordable Health Insurance? from Marshfield Clinic
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The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department, in partnership with the community, protects and preserves lives and property through assessment, prevention, education, and response.
Link to Municipal Code related to outdoor fires
Chapter 6 - Fire Protection, Section 6-31 Outdoor Fires
View a free online guide to assist homeowners in reducing false fire alarms from their home security systems.
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