Superior Fire Department

Four New Superior Firefighters Sworn In

The Superior Fire Department swore in four new members Friday afternoon

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s something they have been waiting weeks for as four new firefighters were sworn in to the Superior Fire Department Friday. One of the newest firefighters sworn in has a long family connection. Charlee Edwards joins her father, brother, and cousin as fire officials. Edwards says this was something she was bound to do. “I’ve always grown up…

Guns and Hoses Play Ball for Good Cause

12th annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball game raises money for Northern Lights Foundation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The bases were loaded, the crowd was pumped, and the players knew all eyes were on them to play a good game, for a great cause. Every year Duluth Firefighters and Police Officers battle it out on the diamond in the 12th Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game, to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, which…

Car on Fire on Blatnik Bridge in Superior

Crews responded, closed bridge causing heavy traffic.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Monday afternoon traffic was backed up coming out of Superior on the Blatnik Bridge as a car was found on fire. Superior Fire and Police responded to the burning car. Crews were able to put out the fire. This happened right off the on–ramp to I–35, causing a standstill both down Hammond avenue and Second street. Crews…

UPDATE: House Explodes In Superior; Police Investigating

Firefighters turn investigation to Superior Police, there is no threat to the public.

  SUPERIOR, Wis.- Police are now investigating an explosion in Superior’s Billings Park neighborhood. Officials report that the incident was isolated and there is no threat to the public. The explosion was reported around 10:50 Sunday morning, in a small home on 22nd Street near Corning Avenue along the railyard. Mayo Ambulance was also called in. The smoke from the…

Superior Emergency Departments Practice Response to Mass Casualty Incident

Fire and Police Department, and Paramedics evaluated response to active shooter situation.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Fire Department and Police Department joined together for their third mass casualty training. Rather than practicing their response to an active shooter directly, firefighters, police officers, and paramedics worked on getting quick and precise care to those wounded after the shooter had been neutralized. With makeup and uniforms scattered across the Wessman Arena Gym, it may…

One Firefighter Injured in Superior House Fire

Cause of fire still unknown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home on the 6400 block of Banks Avenue in the Village of Superior. The smoke alarm awoke all occupants and their pets, so they were able to get out safely, no one was hurt. However, a firefighter suffered a minor injury, crews say he is recovering…

Most Common Causes for Winter-Related Fires

"A lot of fires are started from carelessness. "

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – About 900 people die and over 2 billion dollars’ worth of property loss occurs each year due to winter-related home fires across the country. Studies show that heating and cooking incidents are the most common causes for house fires during the cold season. One big concern is the use of space heaters. The Superior Fire Department recommends…

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…

Firefighters: Globe Elevator Fire Causes $2.5 Million in Damages

The Historic Structure Continues to Burn Monday Night

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Fire crews continue working to put out a massive fire at the site of the former Globe grain elevator in Superior that ignited Monday. The blaze destroyed salvage wood and construction equipment, the damage estimate is currently at $2.5 million. The fire department said no one has been hurt at the site, which is located at North…

Superior City Councilors Make A Push To Hire More Firefighters

The total cost for three firefighters would be $270,000 a year. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior City Councilors Craig Sutherland and Brent Fennessey want to fund three new firefighter positions to the department. They say it’s all about safety and restoring positions cut in past budgets. The total cost for three firefighters would be $270,000 a year, according to Mayor Jim Paine. Councilor Fennessey tells us a majority of the funding, $173,000 would come from the Oil Pipeline Terminal Tax…

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…

Anytime Fitness Keeps Firefighters Fit

Superior Fire Dept Receives Donation of Fitness Equipment

Superior, WI- Normally firefighters are the ones helping people out. But on Tuesday, they got some much needed help from a local gym. Anytime Fitness donated fitness equipment to the Superior Fire Department, as part of the Department’s Wellness Initiative. Most of the 28 pieces of equipment will go to their new headquarters. The Fire Department said what they received…

Superior Firefighters Participate In Live Fire Training

The training helps firefighters evolve their tactics and develop new ones when it comes to fighting fires.

DULUTH, Minn. – Firefighters are typically called to a scene  to put out a fire. But on Tuesday Superior firefighters were setting things on fire on purpose. Firefighters won’t actually burn the house down, instead they will burn compartments inside of it. The Superior Fire Department is intentionally setting fires inside of this house, but no need to panic. This live fire training helps firefighters evolve…

Porch Fire in Superior

Flames Destroy Porch, Damage Nearby Home

Superior, WI-Crews responded to the scene on Lackawanna Ave. Wednesday night to find a porch engulfed in flames. The porch was destroyed. The fire then spread to the siding of a neighboring home, also causing damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined and no injuries were reported. Damage estimates sit at five thousand dollars. Categories: News, News – Latest…

Superior Thanks First Responders After Husky Fire

City leaders wanted to personally thank the people who put their lives on the line to help others after the events at Husky that caused a mass evacuation in the Superior area.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The city of Superior stands united to thank the brave men and women who worked together to protect the community after the Husky Energy Explosion and fire last week. City leaders wanted to personally thank the people who put their lives on the line to help others after the events at Husky that caused a mass evacuation in the…

Superior Fire & Police Department Back On Schedule After Husky Fire

Both departments tell us they trained for an event like this and felt like they were well prepared.

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  The Superior Fire and Police Departments were just two of the many agencies to answer the call for the Husky Energy Refinery explosion. Now both departments are finally getting back on schedule after an exhausting few days. Both the Superior Fire and Police Departments tell me they are proud of their response and how everyone worked together to keep the…

Firefighters Battle Second Fire at Cooper Elementary School

School leaders had an evacuation plan ready in case the fire escalated.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A fire Sunday night caused an estimated $1 million in damage at the new Cooper Elementary School in Superior, a building that’s still under construction. The fire crews were out Monday, April 9, continuing their investigation when a second fire broke out. The old Cooper Elementary School is still being used right next door to where the fire…

Superior Fire Department Upgrading Its Headquarters

The Superior Fire Department is accepting bids for the project until Feb.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A big change is coming for the Superior Fire Department. The department’s headquarters will be replaced. The process began in 2014 after a station assessment on all of the facilities found a replacement was needed. The Superior Fire Department is currently operating out of a building that’s 37 years old. The facility doesn’t have enough space to store all…

Superior Middle School Students Get Hands On Health & Safety Training

There were four stations including an Automatic External Defibrillator and firefighter as a career station

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students as young as 12 learned how to save a person’s life. Superior Middle School turned into a hub for heart and health safety. In its second year, 325 seventh grade students were taught hands on training in CPR and first aid basics by off duty Superior Fire Department firefighters. “The idea is for us, the Fire Department,…

Duluth Fire Department To Receive Emergency Response Boat

The boat can hold up to eight firefighters in a remote area and four if it's for a common response and not a firefighting need.

DULUTH, Minn. – The U.S. Coast Guard recently identified several gaps in resources in the port of Duluth and Superior. But now both fire departments will have an extra boost. “We will train with Superior Fire Department at some point, so they get an understanding of what the vessel’s capability is and where it’d be most useful in their area,…