From the Chief’s Desk
As we look ahead to spring and summer, please be mindful of a few fire safety tips to help keep you, your family and your property safe.
Please exercise extreme caution if or when burning outside. During this time of year, even with the ground being soft and wet, grasses and brush can be extremely dry and make for a good fuel if ignited. Winds are usually a bit stronger too which enhances the drying process, but can also push and feed a fire to the point of being out of control. Avoid any burning when there is a significant amount of wind. Wind direction can change instantly and without warning, taking what might be a small controlled fire and turning it into a large, frenzied and highly unsafe situation. If you have doubts about burning, don’t burn. If you have questions about if you should burn or not, please contact us, we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have. As always, prior to any burning, notify the Waubeka Fire Department (262)692-2656 and the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department (262)284-7172.
Spring is also a good time for getting out the grill and enjoying some cooking in the outdoors. A few guidelines for you to follow can make for a safe grilling season. Start out with a clean grill, free of grease or food buildup. Always use the grill outside and away from your home, garage, eaves or overhanging branches. Never leave it unattended and keep children and pets away while it is in use. For charcoal grills, do not use gasoline, kerosene, or any other flammable fluids to light the coals –only use a charcoal starter fluid. Always keep the starter fluid, and matches, out of the reach of children and away from heat sources. Wait until coals are completely cooled then dispose of them in a metal container. For propane grills, check the fuel line prior to the first use. Spray the hose with a soap/water solution to check for any potential leaks. If you see bubbles in the hose after turning the gas on, there is most likely a leak that will need to be addressed prior to using it.
Upcoming Community Events:
7th Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Waubeka Fire Department – Sunday May 21, 2023.
Flag Day – Sunday June 11, 2023
If you are ambitious, motivated and interested in learning new life-saving skills, plus want to meet new people in and around your community – then the Waubeka Fire Department could be for you! We are looking for energetic individuals who want to be part of a safety driven team, who want to be engaged in something worthwhile and who want to be involved in something extraordinary! We know time is valuable and we are capable of working with various schedules to accommodate eager individuals who are able to volunteer their time. All schooling is provided for so there are no out-of-pocket costs. Plus there is a retirement benefit and a stipend program for those individuals who attend calls and practices. We have the equipment, all we need is you!! Don’t just live in your community, LIVE in your community!