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West Bend Police called to Badger Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 7 for lockdown

November 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police were called to Badger Middle School in West Bend on Thursday. Parents received a note about a school lockdown. It said the lockdown lasted “no more than 40 minutes.” Superintendent Don Kirkegaard said the incident involved a student.

One man injured in motorcycle accident Saturday morning on Hwy 45 in West Bend

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September 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday morning just after 9:46 a.m. on Highway 45 southbound at Friendly Drive. West Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Gustafson said witnesses saw the motorcyclist come off of County Highway H and head south on Hwy 45.

WBFD receives $169,090 FEMA grant

September 10, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek appeared before the West Bend Finance Committee this week to discuss acceptance of a FEMA grant. The purpose of the FEMA – Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is to protect the health and safety of

VIDEO | Final chapter of Art & Chalk Fest at MOWA

July 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Over 100 people lined up to help the West Bend Fire Department wash away the chalk art from the Art & Chalk Fest held over the weekend at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Quite a few neighbors were shocked when they saw

One person dead following single-vehicle accident in West Bend

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  Oct. 19, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Fire Department was called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon Oct. 19 at the intersection of Butternut Street and S. Main Street. According to West Bend Fire Lt./Paramedic Don Peil the accident happened just

More than $52,000 worth of lifesaving equipment to be awarded today at Firehouse Subs in West Bend

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  Sept. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There is going to be a dedication ceremony today, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at Firehouse Subs, 1733 S. Main Street, in West Bend. More than $52,000 worth of equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated to

False alarm at Kettle Moraine YMCA

  Sept. 6, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The Kettle Moraine YMCA, 1111 W. Washington Street, in West Bend was partially evacuated Thursday morning, Sept. 6, following a smoke alarm that went off just after 10 a.m. West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek said it was a false

VIDEO | New officers sworn in to the WBPD and a new paramedic to WBFD

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  June 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – West Bend City Clerk Stephanie Justmann swore in Officers Florencio Garcia and Trevor Heinecke to the West Bend Police Department this week. Also sworn in was Firefighter/Paramedic Luke VanNatta.

VIDEO | Students from Starlight Learning Center at Trinity Lutheran tour the West Bend Fire Department

Oct. 16, 2017 – A warning to parents who have kids at Starlight Learning Center at Trinity Lutheran morning 4K class. If your child comes home saying they want to be a firefighter….. this is why. Students got to see a fireman put on all his gear including a

Meet the new West Bend Fire Department battalion chief

  Sept. 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Congratulations to West Bend Fire Captain Tom Thrash on his promotion to battalion chief. Thrash will be going back on shift the week of Oct. 8. Thrash will replace Todd Van Langen who retired in May.

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Todd VanLangen to be recognized Monday for 25 years at WB Fire Department

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June 4, 2017 – West Bend, WI – During Monday’s West Bend Common Council meeting there will be a resolution honoring Todd VanLangen for 25 years of service with the West Bend Fire Department. A portion of the resolution will read: Where as Todd VanLangen began his career with

Family on Wayne Road displaced in apartment fire

  June 2, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Police Department along with the West Bend Fire Department investigated a fire at the Wayne Road apartments, 1200 Wayne Road, on June 1 at 2:10 p.m. The fire was contained to one apartment and the damage estimate

Thanks Battalion Chief Todd Van Langen for 25 years of service

    May 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A note of thanks and hat tip of congratulations to Battalion Chief Todd Van Langen for 25 years of service at the West Bend Fire Department. Van Langen worked his last shift today. Photo courtesy West Bend Fire Department.

Heroism Awards presented to West Bend FD Lt. Alan Hefter and MPO Kyle Demler

  May 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Badger Firefighters Association President Ron Naab presented Heroism Awards to Lt. Alan Hefter and MPO Kyle Demler this evening for their lifesaving efforts on September 16, 2016 when they saved an 18-year-old woman from the basement of her burning house.

Thanks to West Bend Firefighters Local 2025 for volunteering at Enchantment in the Park

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April 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Volunteers with West Bend Firefighters Local 2025 and members of Friends of West Bend Park & Rec took advantage of the nice weather this week to pack up what remained of Enchantment in the Park. Crews spent a couple hours at

West Bend Firefighters conquer 47 floors / 1,034 steps of the US Bank building in the Fight for Air Climb

March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Deputy Chief Chuck Beistle, Firefighter/Paramedic Alec Hakes, and Firefighter/Paramedic Jake Lodl participated in the annual American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb. All three successfully climbed the 47 floors of the US Bank Center building in Milwaukee, while wearing
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