Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin’s 744 fire departments are storing foam that contain harmful chemicals known as PFAS, according to a state Department of Natural Resources survey conducted this spring. The survey estimates that disposing of the foam could cost millions of dollars. PFAS chemicals are known as forever chemicals, because they linger in the environment […]
In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.
The Madison Fire Department will have to wait until at least next year to receive funding to operate a ninth ambulance, but it may not have to wait too much longer to get the ambulance itself. During their budget meeting Tuesday, the Madison City Council rejected three amendments that would have added ten firefighters to […]