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Gun Raffle Tickets
December 19th, 2008 - 2009 Gun raffle tickets are now available. Please see a department member to pick up a ticket today!  Visit our Fundraisers Page and Raffle Page and stay tuned for details!

Local Food Pantry

Donate to your local food pantry!

November 25th, 2008 - With the holiday season approaching and many families stretching paychecks to the full extent, the Silver Creek Fire Department's Woman's Auxiliary donated $500 to the Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry. The Silver Creek Woman's Auxiliary would like to thank all those that have supported them and their fundraising events.  They would like the public to know that they not only support their fire department, but also support the community as well. If you would like to make a donation to the Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry, the pantry is located in the Country Harbor II Apartments on Spring Street in Random Lake and is open on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30a.m. Donations may also be dropped off at The Sounder office located at 405 Second Street in Random Lake. Thanks to all and have a great Christmas Season!


Tiger Cub Firefighters

Cub Scouts

November 18th, 2008 - Earlier last week the Silver Creek Fire Department was visited by an up and coming group of young men, the Tiger Cubs from Random Lake Cub Scout Pack 3863.  Den Leader Russell Allen brought the group of Scouts to the fire station to learn about Fire Prevention.  Under the guidance of Lieutenant firefighter Tony Hurley, the Scouts discussed the risks and hazards found inside and outside of every home.  After turning the "hazard" house into a "safe" house, the Scouts performed some hands on fire extinguisher training.  Each Scout was successfully able to extinguish a live fire using a small fire extinguisher.  A tour of the fire station ended the evening where the Scouts learned about various tools, equipment, and apparatus used by the Silver Creek Fire Department.  Check out the Gallery page for pictures!


Brother Firefighter

SCFD

November 15th, 2008 - It is with great sorrow the Silver Creek Fire Department mourns the loss brother firefighter Timothy McKee of the Fillmore Fire Department.  Tim passed away as a result of a vehicle accident on Friday November 14th.  Please keep Tim's family and friends in your prayers as they cope with this very difficult time.  Visitation for Firefighter McKee will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 8881 Forest View Road, Kewaskum on Monday November 17th, 2008 from 4PM to 7PM and Tuesday from 10AM to 11AM with a service to follow.  The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum will be serving the McKee family.  Additional information may be found at www.millermartinfh.com

Fire Prevention Program

Sparky

November 7th, 2008 - The first week of October was a busy time for fire departments.  Thankfully, not because of fire calls.  This is the time of year for Fire Prevention and educating the public about fire safety.  One of the programs that Silver Creek firefighters, along with Adell, Batavia, and Random lake provided was to educate the children of the Random Lake Grade School, Our Lady of the Lakes School, and Sherman Center School about fire safety.  At each school a presentation was made using the Silver Creek Fire Department's Sparky's Hazard House. The Hazard House is used as a visual aid to demonstrate to children the hazards in a house and how they can be avoided. It also shows them how smoke can move through a house and how to escape during a fire. The Hazard House has been greeted with great success by the students and faculty for the past two years. It has proven to be a good means of holding the students attention and teaching them about fire prevention.  Firefighters also had preschoolers come to the Random Lake Fire Department for a movie and talk about fire safety along with a tour of the fire station and fire trucks.  The Silver Creek Fire Department takes great pride in continuing the education of our young people in the community.


Chili & Voting!!
Chili Dinner

October 8th, 2008 - Sick of all the presidential campaign ads where ever you go?  Welcome the return to sanity by remembering to participate in the election by voting for your choice presidential candidate on Tuesday November 4th, 2009.  Poll location hours are 7:00am - 8:00pm.  Top your evening off by enjoying a warm bowl of chili with all the fixings prepared by the Silver Creek Fire Department Woman's Auxiliary.  Dinner will be served at the firehouse from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  Carry outs are available.

Don't live in the Town of Sherman?  That's ok, stop in after voting at your local polling location and have a bowl!  Don't know where you should be voting?  We've got you covered; check the Voter Public Access Page to find out.
 
Local Polling Locations
Town of Sherman Silver Creek Firehouse N6566 State Hwy 144
Town of Scott Town Hall N1306 Boltonville Dr.
Town of Holland Town Hall W3005 County Rd. G
Town of Mitchell Town Hall W8095 Parnell Rd.
Town of Lyndon Town Hall W6081 County Rd. N
Town of Lima Town Hall N3689 County Rd. I
Village of Adell Village Hall 508 Seifert St.
Village of Cascade Village Hall 301 First St.
Village of Cedar Grove Public Library 131 Van Altena Ave.
Village of Random Lake Village Hall 96 Russell Dr.
Village of Waldo Village Hall 810 W. 2nd St.


Gun Raffle & Steak Fry
Steak Fry

September 26th, 2008 - Yesterday brought a close to yet another successful SCFD gun raffle.  Thank you to all of our supporters who purchased tickets and congratulations to all of the 2008 winners.  Remember the 2009 gun raffle begins on May 14th, 2009 so watch for ticket information in early Spring.  Tickets for the 2008 SCFD Steak Fry tickets are on sale now.  Tickets are selling fast and a limited number of tickets are available so be sure to see a department member to purchase tickets today!


Mutual Aid Fire Training
Mutual Aid Fire Training

September 20th, 2008 - Several members of the Silver Creek Fire Department joined forces with members of the Boltonville, Fillmore, Waubeka, and Random Lake Fire Departments.  Crews were fortunate to make use of an abandoned home being operated by the Fredonia Fire Department.  Members had the opportunity to perform five different stations including Command, Vertical Ventilation, Rapid Intervention Team (firefighter rescue), Search & Rescue, and Fire Attack.  Each evolution lasted 40 minutes with a 20 minute break between.  Safety, communications, and accountability were stressed throughout the day.  Emergency medical personnel from the Waubeka Ambulance established a well staffed and organized rehab area that provided cool beverages and snacks during the training as well as a delicious lunch for all training attendees.  This was a great training opportunity that many members left with positive experience.  Event organizers have already begun discussing topics for a 2009 mutual aid training day.


Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention

September 2nd, 2008 - A reminder that October 5th thru October 11th is Fire Prevention Week.  This year's theme will be "Prevent Home Fires"  During this time, fire safety advocates will be spreading the word that when it comes to fire safety, practice is the key.  Whether you're a teacher, a parent, or a child, many helpful items are available to help you, your neighbors, friends, and family members in the event of a home fire.  Check out the Fire Prevention page for more details!


Mutual Aid Extrication Training
Extrication Training

August 26th, 2008 - On Monday August 25th, the Silver Creek Fire Department continued its long standing relationship with the Random Lake Fire Department by participating in a mutual aid automobile extrication drill. Led by RLFD Training Officer Jim Wilke and along with the expertise of many knowledgeable Random Lake firefighters, SCFD members became familiar with the equipment and techniques utilized in performing vehicle rescues including the "Jaws of Life". A live car fire was also performed, allowing practice of techniques used in extinguishing car fires. This was an outstanding training opportunity that many members were excited to be participating in. Stay tuned for details from Septembers training that will feature 6 fire departments working together in a training house operated by the Fredonia Fire Department.


Missing Area Teenager Located
Attention

August 4th, 2008 - Teenager Allyssa Marie Hill of the Silver Creek area has been located safe.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to review the information and kept Allyssa and her family in your thoughts.


Missing Area Teenager
Attention

July 27th, 2008 - Teenager Allyssa Marie Hill of the Silver Creek area has been missing for several days.  Family and friends of Allyssa are in need of your help in locating her.  Please review the following information and photographs and contact the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department  (920) 459-3112 with any tips or information.

Name: Allyssa Marie Hill
Height: 5'6"     Weight: 120lbs
Eyes: Brown     Hair: Black     D.O.B.: 06/22/91
Last seen: Wearing a black sweatshirt, faded jeans, black knit hat, tennis shoes

Contact Sheboygan County Sheriff at (920) 459-3112

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Advanced Cast Stone Fire
Advanced Cast Stone

July 17th, 2008 - The Silver Creek Fire Department responded mutual aid to the Random Lake Fire Department for a fire at Advanced Cast Stone; a prefabricated concrete manufacturing facility located east of Random Lake.  A local firefighter saw smoke and flames extending from the building and called 911 around 7:45pm on Wednesday evening.  Firefighters from Random Lake, Silver Creek, Adell, Cedar Grove, Cascade, Waldo, Beechwood, Batavia, the Town of Sheboygan Falls, Oostburg, Fredonia, Belgium, Waubeka, Grafton, Boltonville, and Fillmore responded to the scene; 16 fire departments total.  The fire is currently under investigation, but appears to have started in a cafeteria area located in the northwest portion of the building.


Fireworks & Common Sense


Fireworks

June 22nd, 2008 - Every year Americans are injured in accidents related to fireworks. The Silver Creek Fire Department would like area residents to experience an "injury-free Fourth".

The best way to avoid injuries involving fireworks, is to not use them in the first place. Rather, attend public displays conducted by fireworks professionals.

If you decide to use fireworks, please follow these safety tips:

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Always read and understand the label directions
  ۰ Always have a fire extinguisher or water hose nearby
  ۰ Never give fireworks to small children
  ۰ Never throw or direct fireworks at another person
  ۰ Never carry fireworks in your pockets
  ۰ Never try to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks

Never take fireworks or pets to public firework displays. Fireworks are dangerous around large crowds and pets.  Dogs especially have sensitive hearing and do not tolerate fireworks very well.

USE CAUTION
and COMMON SENSE to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday.  The Silver Creek Fire Department wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July!!


Flooding - Health & Safety Tips
Flood Waters

Flood Waters

June 13th, 2008 - Due to the recent severe weather and large amounts of rainfall, many residents are experiencing flooding in their homes.  If you or someone you know is experiencing flooding now or in the future, try to remember the following tips to help protect you and your loved ones from health and safety hazards.
 

Before Evacuating Your Home
  ۰ Turn off gas stoves.
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Take any medications with you.
  ۰ Alert relatives where you are going.

Mold
Many people are allergic to
mold. Young children, the elderly, and people with asthma and/or other medical issues can be affected by mold. The following recommendations should be considered:
  ۰ Inspect for mold growth through out the house, including attics, basements and crawlspaces.
  ۰ Household furnishings, carpets, etc. must be cleaned and dried as soon as possible to avoid mold growth.
  ۰ Discard furnishings such as carpet, drapes, stuffed toys, upholstered furniture, mattresses, wicker furniture, ceiling tiles, and other items that canít be dried completely.
  ۰ Keep records of all of the items you discard for insurance purposes.
  ۰ Remove and replace wet drywall and insulation.
  ۰ Inspect and clean all appliances that have been in contact with floodwater.
  ۰ Have heating and ventilation professionals check heating and cooling systems for mold contamination.

 

Garbage Precautions
  ۰ Place household garbage in waterproof containers.
  ۰ Store garbage in a rigid container so not to attract animals and disease-bearing insects.
  ۰ Keep records of all items discarded for insurance purposes.

Electrical Safety
  ۰ Do not attempt to restore or work on power sources without first contacting your utility.
  ۰ Generators should ONLY be used in well-ventilated areas.

Physical Hazards
  ۰ Avoid wading in water without proper foot protection.
  ۰ Potential debris may be submerged in the flooded area.
  ۰ Wear proper protective equipment when cleaning.

Increased Insect Activity
  ۰ Use insect repellent when outside.
  ۰ Remove stagnant water from tires, dishes, cans, etc.


2008 Chicken Barbecue
2008 Chicken Barbecue

May 6th, 2008 - The 49th Annual Chicken Barbecue was yet another success.  The Silver Creek Fire Department wishes to express their appreciation to the community for the support of the chicken BBQ. Well over 1,200 chicken dinners were served throughout the day.  The food was delicious and the support was even more impressive!!  Thank you to the many community members and volunteers who purchased tickets as well as those who donated their time baking desserts, serving and preparing food, washing dishes, playing music, clearing tables, and the countless other tasks.  Thank you to Julie Binder of In Full Bloom for donating the floral centerpieces, Cedar Valley Cheese for donating butter, Jolly Good of Random Lake for the donation of soda, and Lakeside Foods for the donation of corn.  Hope to see you all again next year for the 50th!!!

2008 Chicken Barbecue Pictures

 


Badger Firemen's RIT Class
Photo courtesy of Slinger Fire Department

April 28th, 2008 - The Badger Firemen's Association Training Committee in conjunction with the Fredonia Fire Department are planning a hands on Rapid Intervention Team practical training session on May 31st, 2008.  A short classroom session will also be held on May 30th at the Fredonia Fire Department to orient firefighters in the purposes of RIT.  Silver Creek Fire Department members interested in this training opportunity should contact Joe Huebner.  Click the below link for further details.

RIT Class Details


Gun Raffle Winners

April 22nd, 2008 Stay up to date with 2008 Silver Creek Gun Raffle winners at the below link.  Remember the raffle begins May 15th and runs till September 25th.  Tickets are going fast so be sure to purchase a ticket today!  Email us or see a department member for tickets.

Click here for 2008 Gun Raffle Winners


Past Fire Chief Passes Away

April 19th, 2008 -  It is with deepest regret and sadness that the Silver Creek Fire Department announces the passing of former Silver Creek Fire Chief Ralph LaFever at the age of 93.  He was a charter member of the department, playing an influential part in the conception of the fire department.  He would later serve many years as Fire Chief of the department.

Funeral mass for Chief LaFever will be held Tuesday April 22nd at 7:00pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Random Lake.


Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness

April 5th, 2008 - Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has declared April 21st - 25th as Tornado and Severe Weather week in Wisconsin.  The campaign is to remind people of the dangers associated with tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding and hail and to encourage citizens to take protective safety measures such as developing a personal preparedness plan and putting together a disaster supply kit.  A statewide tornado drill will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2008 beginning with a statewide mock tornado watch at 1:00 p.m.   The mock tornado warnings will be staggered throughout the state at times designated by the National Weather Service.  Participating in a tornado drill helps to ensure that friends and family know what to do and where to go should a tornado or severe weather event occur.


Miniature Bowling Tournament
March 9th, 2008 - The 2nd Annual Silver Creek Fire Department Miniature Bowling tournament was another success!  40 teams competed in the double elimination tournament with 1st place being won by Swovy's Strikers, 2nd place won by 3 Guys & a Girl, and 3rd place won by the Franklin Fire Department Team 3.  Congratulations to all the winners!  Over $800 in cash was awarded in raffle prize money and over 100 items were raffled off throughout the tournament.  Thank you to all the sponsors of the tournament including Texas Roadhouse of West Bend, Wal-Mart of Saukville, Van's Liquor of East Dubuque Illinois, Briggs and Stratton of Milwaukee, Sargento Cheese (Barb Klein) of Plymouth, AMS Hydro Excavation of Random Lake, Adell Auto Center of Adell, and Jolly Good of Random Lake.  Also a big thank you to all the participants, spectators, and attendees of the bowling tournament for coming out and supporting our fire department.  We hope to see you all again next year!

Website Update
March 2nd, 2008 - Check out the Fundraisers and department Auxiliary pages!

Website Update
February 10th, 2008 - Apparatus, Training, Gallery, Members, Links, Members Only, and Fire Prevention pages are loaded.  Check them out!!  History, Fundraisers, and Auxiliary pages coming soon.

Gun Raffle
January 22nd, 2008 - 2008 Gun raffle tickets are now available. Please see a department member to pick up a ticket today!  Stay tuned for details.

Miniature Bowling Tournament
January 22nd, 2008 - Silver Creek Fire Dept. 2nd Annual Miniature Bowling Tournament to be held on Saturday March 8th, 2008.  Stop by for a tasty Steak Sandwich even if you aren't bowling.  Stay tuned for details.

New Website
January 16th, 2008 - New website under construction. Check back often for updates.
 

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