Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Police report eight accidents in one night, including one that sent two people to the hospital.
Sixty-degree weather and rain in December resulted in eight vehicle accidents Monday night in Shorewood. Some were more severe than others — chiefly a two-car accident near the intersection of East Capitol Drive and North Morris Boulevard, which ended with a SUV rested next to an apartment building with its front end curled around a tree. Police say two were transported to a local hospital, but there’s no word on their conditions. Police are still gathering the details behind the cause of the accident.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The latest reports from the North Shore Fire Department.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to a total of 116 calls for service, 91 EMS calls, and 25 fire and rescue calls from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9 throughout the North Shore. Here is a summary of the calls from Bayside, Fox Point, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Bayside Fox Point Shorewood Whitefish Bay
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Jaws for Life outdated - A $6,000 grant will get better tools to free people from trapped cars.
The North Shore Fire Department has received a $6,000 grant for new tools to replace the well-known, but now outdated, Jaws for Life, used to free victims trapped after a car accident. The grant comes from Robertson Ryan & Associates, an insurance company with offices in the Milwaukee area, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The grant will be used to purchase cutters and a new hydraulic pump to give the tools more power. “We bought the original equipment because it was user friendly," said Fire Chief Robert Whitaker. "The new hydraulics increases the power of the cutters. Cars are now made with tougher metals like boron. Now we can cut through the metals to rescue people.” In an emergency situation, proper equipment can make the …