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  • Playground Safety

    Published:7/13/2017
    Playground Safety Guide

    Playgrounds are exciting, fun places for children. They can help to build dexterity, and they are a great place to make friends. Kids are marvelously inventive and use playground... Read More


  • Fireworks Safety Tips

    Published:6/19/2017
    Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.
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  • Honoring Our Military

    Published:5/24/2017
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  • EMS Open House

    Published:5/17/2017
    EMERGENCY MEDICAL SEVICES WEEK - OPEN HOUSE Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Fire Station No. 1, 815 S. Main Street Join us for: Hands-on Experiences, Demonstrations and Public Participation in CPR, Blood Pressure... Read More


  • James Knowles Named Assistant Fire Chief

    Published:5/12/2017
    Fond du Lac, WI: The Police and Fire Commission of the City of Fond du Lac unanimously approved the appointment of James Knowles III to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief of Training and Safety at their meeting Thursday afternoon in Fond du Lac. Knowles... Read More


  • Grilling Safety Tips

    Published:3/29/2017
    GRILLING SAFETY TIPS

    Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for... Read More


  • Daylight Saving Time Begins

    Published:3/7/2017
    Daylight Saving Time begins officially on March 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. As you turn your clocks ahead one hour, REMEMBER to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that... Read More


  • Burn Awareness Week - February 5 thru 11, 2017

    Published:1/27/2017
    Burn Awareness Week
    February 5-11, 2017
    National Burn Awareness Week Materials
    Topic:National Burn... Read More


  • "Adopt –A- Hydrant" Program

    Published:1/4/2017

    Help the Fire Department  and Adopt a Fire Hydrant
     

    In the event of a fire emergency, could firefighters find the fire hydrant near your home?
    ... Read More


  • CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECORATING SAFETY

    Published:12/5/2016
    Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular... Read More


  • Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips

    Published:11/11/2016

    Did you know that home cooking fires triple on Thanksgiving Day? Our friends at the National Fire Protection Association (Read More


  • Daylight Saving Time Ends - November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 a.m.

    Published:10/18/2016
    Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you turn back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Make sure to check the alarms with the new batteries installed. Check and replace any home... Read More


  • Fire Prevention Open House

    Published:10/10/2016
    What: Fire Prevention Open House
    When: October 11, 2016 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue, 815 South Main Street

    Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Urges Residents to Install Smoke Detectors in Every Bedroom. ... Read More


  • Back To School Safety Tips

    Published:8/15/2016
    It's that time of year again when parents and children across the country are preparing to go back to school. As part of our commitment to overall campus safety, Protection 1 would like to help you with your preparations by offering these simple safety... Read More


  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball vs. Local Heroes

    Published:8/10/2016
    Come out and support the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball games on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI.

    Other events taking place during the games:
    * Silent Auction
    * 50... Read More


  • Fond du Lac's Walleye Weekend

    Published:6/3/2016
    Walleye Weekend 2016 June 10-12, 2016 Walleye Weekend was born in 1978 as a way of creating a Fond du Lac community identity by promoting the 140-acre Lakeside Park and the Lake Winnebago fishery during the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament.... Read More


  • Assistant Chief Steven Beer Earns EFO Status

    Published:5/3/2016
    April 28, 2016 Assistant Chief Earns Executive Fire Officer Certificate FOND DU LAC, WI - Assistant Fire Chief Steven Beer has earned Executive Fire Officer (EFO) status after completing a four year program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg,... Read More


  • FDL Fire to Help Support American Red Cross with Brat Fry

    Published:3/30/2016
    Local Fire/Rescue Department Invites Community Support for American Red Cross Disaster Relief Partnership generates greater teamwork for local disaster responses Fond du Lac, WI. Once again this year, the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue will be taming the flames... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire / Rescue Annual Brat Fry - Proceeds to American Red Cross

    Published:3/30/2016
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  • Ice Safety Tips

    Published:2/11/2016
    Regardless how well a victim can swim, ice cold water can cause severe hypothermia in less than 30 minutes--leaving the victim too weak to get out of the frigid water. Safety on the ice requires preparation and diligence. You should try going on the ice... Read More


  • Christmas Tree Safety Tips

    Published:11/30/2015
    Picking the tree·

    If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do... Read More


  • Fire Prevention Open House

    Published:10/5/2015
    What: Fire Prevention Open House
    When: October 7, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue, 815 South Main Street

    Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Urges Residents to... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire / Rescue Earns International Accreditation

    Published:8/27/2015
    CITY OF FOND DU LAC FIRE/RESCUE MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Troy Haase Division Chief of Fire Prevention (920) 322-3807 (920) 539-8994 ... Read More


  • Back To School Safety

    Published:8/17/2015
    Back to School Safety Tips For Drivers • Be alert and slow down. Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don't talk or text while driving. • Exercise extra caution as you... Read More


  • National Night Out

    Published:7/30/2015
    National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safe nation. Looking for a fun evening with your neighbors? National Night Out Against... Read More


  • National Child Identification Program

    Published:7/22/2015

     The Fond du Lac Fire Fighters have joined the Green Bay Packers and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin to help the National Child Identification Program (NCIDP). The NCIDP is a community service initiative dedicated to providing parents... Read More


  • Green Bay Packer Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson Coming to Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue

    Published:7/15/2015
    Local Fire Fighters Team with Packers and the PFFW to Protect Children

    It was announced today that the Fond du Lac Fire Fighters will join the Green Bay Packers and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin in what will be called the Fill-the-Hel... Read More


  • Spring Fire Safety Tips

    Published:3/20/2015
    As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up from the long winter, making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your spring experience much more enjoyable.

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  • Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms This Weekend

    Published:3/3/2015
    Daylight Saving Time begins March 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight... Read More


  • Extreme Cold Temperature Information

    Published:1/6/2015
    WINTER WEATHER SAFETY TIPS
    When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures... Read More


  • Fall Seaon Safety Tips

    Published:11/4/2014
    As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, it's important to keep a few important fall safety tips in mind. With proper precautions and safety awareness, your family can enjoy that crisp autumn whether while avoiding some of the dangers that... Read More


  • Fire Prevention Week

    Published:9/18/2014

    It's Fire Prevention Week--help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives. Did you know that many people don't test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to... Read More


  • Summer Heat Safety Tips

    Published:8/6/2014
    Basic Summer Heat Safety Tips Everyone should follow these basic heat safety tips in order to avoid the dangers of heat exposure. Keep these suggestions in mind:

    1 During the hottest hours of the day, stay inside. If possible stay inside an... Read More


  • Fire Department Hosts Open House May 21 for Emergency Medical Services Week

    Published:4/28/2014
    The Fond du Lac Fire Department will host an open house Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 at 815 South Main Street in recognition of Emergency Medical Services Week. May 18 - 24, 2014 has been proclaimed as Emergency... Read More


  • City of Fond du Lac Recreational Fire Ordinance

    Published:4/2/2014
    FIRE PROTECTION 5.29(3) Recreational Fires (3) OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED. Outdoor fires within the corporate limits of the City of Fond du Lac are prohibited except as set forth in subsections a and b of this Section. a. No grills or devices... Read More


  • Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips

    Published:11/27/2013
    The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Safety tips •... Read More


  • Fire Prevention "KITCHEN FIRE" DEMONSTRATION

    Published:10/1/2013
    The Fond du Lac Fire Departments reminds Fond du Lac Residents to "Prevent Kitchen Fires".

    What:   Fire Prevention Press Conference
    When:   October 4th, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Where:   Forest Mall, Kohl's Front Parking Lot, 913 W. Johnson... Read More


  • Fond du Lac's Walleye Weekend

    Published:5/20/2013
    Walleye Weekend 2013 June 7-9 2013 Celebrate Earth Day! Walleye Weekend was born in 1978 as a way of creating a Fond du Lac community identity by promoting the 140-acre Lakeside Park and the Lake Winnebago fishery during the Mercury Marine National... Read More


  • EMS Open House

    Published:5/18/2013
    Where: City of Fond du Lac Fire Department Station 1 - 815 South Main Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    When: Saturday, May 18th from Noon until 3 p.m.

    FOND DU LAC, WI - The City of Fond du Lac Fire Department will be hosting an Open House... Read More


  • Early Morning House Explosion / FIre

    Published:4/11/2013
    CITY OF FOND DU LAC FIRE/RESCUE IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Troy Haase
    Division Chief of Fire Prevention
    (920) 322-3807
    (920) 539-8994
    thaase@fdl.wi.gov

    April 11, 2013
    Media Release #1

    Explosion... Read More


  • Escape Planning

    Published:4/4/2013
    Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Read all of NFPA's cescape planning tips and download our free safety tip sheet. In 2011, there were an estimated 370,000 reported... Read More


  • Stove fires - the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries

    Published:1/23/2013
    According to a new report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), cooking remained the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries for the period 2008-2010. The report, Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings (2008-2010), addresses the... Read More


  • PUT A FREEZE ON WINTER FIRES

    Published:1/4/2013
    The United State Fire Administration (USFA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and... Read More


  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Published:8/28/2012

    As part of a nationwide campaign supporting women in their fight against cancer, the Fond du LacFire Department will be exchanging their regular duty shirts for PINK for a CURE T-shirts during the... Read More


  • Join Us for Fond du Lac's National Night Out 2012

    Published:7/31/2012
    On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm, the City of Fond du Lac will be celebrating National Night Out (NNO) 2012 at Lakeside Park.
     

    National Night Out (NNO) is the brainchild of National Association of Town... Read More


  • Dust-Up on the Diamond

    Published:7/5/2012
    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) represents some of our nation's bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers, Marines and veterans. These young, extremely athletic men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputations while serving... Read More


  • Rules for Recreational Fire Pit/Fire Place as allowed under City of Fond du Lac Ordinance 5.29

    Published:6/10/2012
    1.No recreational fire may be started or allowed to continue burning unless such recreational fire is fully contained within an approved fire pit or outdoor fireplace.
     
    • An approved fire pit is any below ground dug pit not greater than 36... Read More


  • Fire Department Brat Fry Helps the Red Cross

    Published:5/15/2012
    Presenting a check for $3,450.49 to Sherry Holmes of the American Red Cross is Chief Peter O'Leary and Firefighter Jason Roberts. The Fond du Lac Fire Department and the Fond du Lac Firefighter Local 400 sponsored their 8th annual brat fry to benefit... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Sponsoring Breakfast Blood Drive

    Published:5/1/2012
    • The Fond du Lac Fire Department will be sponsoring a breakfast blood drive on Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the 815 S. Main St. fire station. Your donation is needed; please sign up by calling 322-3800 or on line at www.bcw.edu/FDLFire.... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department to Host Red Cross Brat Fry

    Published:4/25/2012
    Once again this year, the Fond du Lac Fire Department will be taming the flames of the grill to help the American Red Cross. On April 27, the Fond du Lac Fire Department will host a brat fry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Fire Station (815... Read More


  • Fond du Lac County Youth Fire Intervention Program

    Published:1/30/2012
    Fire setting continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes among our youth. Since the early 1980's, the Juvenile Fire Setter Program has served the Fond du Lac Community. This program is undergoing a name change effective January 1, 2012. The new... Read More


  • Holiday Safety Information

    Published:12/21/2011
    Home Fires Involving Christmas Trees or Holiday Lights Fact Sheet
    Christmas Tree Fires U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home1 structure fires that began with Christmas trees in 2005-2009. These... Read More


  • Thanksgiving is peak day for home cooking fires

    Published:11/21/2011
    The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day in 2009, according the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.) NFPA is urging the public to keep fire safety in mind when preparing holiday... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Teams up With Energizer To Promote November 6, Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Campaign

    Published:11/2/2011

    Daylight-savings time ends Sunday November 6, and marks the 24th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Energizer in cooperation with the International Association of Fire Chiefs reminds... Read More


  • Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2011

    Published:9/15/2011
    The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) theme for Fire Prevention Week, which will be held October 9-15, 2011 is "It's Fire Prevention Week. Protect Your Family From Fire!". The theme focuses on keeping you, your family, and... Read More


  • Flight For Life-Fond du Lac Base Honors City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue with the 17th Annual Scene Call of the Year Award

    Published:8/8/2011
    On Thursday, August 4, Flight For Life-Fond du Lac Base presented the City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue with its 17th Annual Scene Call of the Year Award for 2010. The award presentation was held at the Fond du Lac Fire Department, Station 1, located at... Read More


  • Car Fire Spreads to House

    Published:6/6/2011

    Contact: Chief Peter O'Leary
    Fond du Lac Fire Department
    (920) 322-3802
    (920) 251-9806

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  • Fond du Lac Fire Department to Host EMS Week Open House

    Published:5/3/2011
    The Fond du Lac Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 14th from 9am until Noon to celebrate the start of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week 2011 at 815 South Main Street. EMS Week is recognized nationally by the American College... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Hosts Brat Fry

    Published:4/15/2011

    The City of Fond du Lac Fire Department will be hosting their annual Brat Fray on April 29, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. 

    The Red Cross relies on this brat fry to provide funding toward... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Sponsoring Community Blood Drive

    Published:3/18/2011
    The Fond du Lac Fire Department will be sponsoring a community blood drive on Thursday, March 31 from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the 815 S. Main St. fire station. Your donation is needed; please sign up by calling 322-3800 or on line at www.bcw.edu/FDLFire. This... Read More


  • "Adopt –A- Hydrant" Program

    Published:1/12/2011

    Help the Fire Department  and Adopt a Fire Hydrant
     

    In the event of a fire emergency, could firefighters find the fire hydrant near your home?
    ... Read More


  • NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS

    Published:1/6/2011

    By: Tom Larson

    On March 10, 2010, Governor Doyle signed into law Senate Bill 415, legislation that requires all homes to have carbon monoxide detectors beginning on February 1, 2011.

    Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, poisonous gas which... Read More


  • FEMA: Prevent Fires This Thanksgiving

    Published:11/24/2010
    WASHINGTON - As our nation comes together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its United States Fire Administration (USFA) would like to remind all residents to... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Receives Award

    Published:11/19/2010
    Fire Chief Pete O’Leary accepts the Community Partnership Award on behalf of the Fond du Fire Department for its fund raising efforts for the Red Cross. Annually, the Fond du Lac Fire Department participates in a number of fund raising events that includes... Read More


  • Firefighters Battle Blaze in Unoccupied Home

    Published:11/11/2010
    On Thursday November 11, 2010, at 1:00 a.m. Fond du Lac firefighters responded to a report of an attached garage on fire at 204. N. Park Av. Upon arrival firefighters found a garage fully involved and fire starting to spread to the attached two-story... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department Participates in the National 9/11 Flag Stitching Ceremony

    Published:11/1/2010

     Destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Department & Fond du Lac Exchange Club

    Published:10/22/2010

    Each year the City of Fond du Lac Fire Department distributes Fire Safety/Activity Books to children in the Fond du Lac schools in grades Kindergarten thru the 3rd Grade.  This would not be possible without... Read More


  • Youth Leadership Visits the Fond du Lac Fire Department

    Published:10/13/2010
    Introduction

    On October 12, 2010 the Fond du Lac Fire Department hosted the Fond du Lac Area Youth Leadership Program. These students spent the day learning some of the aspects it takes to become a Firefighter and Paramedic.... Read More


  • Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!

    Published:9/29/2010
    During the week of October 3-9, 2010, attention will be focused on promoting fire safety and prevention by not only the City of Fond du Lac Fire Department but from fire departments across the county. Each year, the week surrounding the date of October... Read More


  • Fond du Lac Fire Members to Receive Prestigious Award

    Published:
    Bellin Health teamed up with the Green Bay Packers to bring heightened awareness of the importance of knowing when and how to call 911 in the event of a medical emergency. “Make the Right Call” recognizes both citizens and emergency workers whose actions... Read More