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Superior Fire Department Receives Grant for Hazmat Equipment

Grant Comes from Wisconsin Emergency Management

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior firefighters took on the Globe grain elevator fire with some new gear. After last year’s Husky Refinery explosion, the Superior Fire Department received a $62,000 to be better equipped for large–scale emergencies and hazmat situations. The grant came from Wisconsin Emergency Management. With the new equipment the department can better monitor and understand flammability, oxygen levels, carbon…

Damaged Superior Fire Gear Approved for Replacement

City Council Approves Purchase of New Gear After Husky Explosion Damage

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior Firefighting gear damaged in the Husky Refinery Explosion is being replaced, thanks to a settlement agreement with the oil refinery company. The Fire Department was approved Tuesday night by the City Council to use the settlement money to purchase new turnout gear. Firefighters who came in contact with hazardous materials during that massive explosion at the Superior…

Superior Fire Department Honored for Work with Kids

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Superior firefighters were honored today for all the work they do with kids. Today there were given the Pediatric Champion of the Year award from an emergency medical services group. In particular, they were recognized for teaching local middle school students lifesaving skills. “Outreach is key, especially for the middle school students,” said Erica Kane of EMS for Children….

Superior Fire Department Teaches First Aid to Area Middle School Students

Students Enjoy Day of Learning New Skills

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Superior fire fighters gathered today to teach the city’s seventh graders all about their craft. The fire department hosted four classes at Superior Middle School including ones relating to CPR, first aid, AED’s, along with the basics for fire fighting. The event is part of the state Assembly Bill 545 which makes it mandatory for school districts to introduce…