Helping a Family in Need

Our city employees continue to step up to help others.

This time, it’s the South Milwaukee Fire Department. From Fire Chief Joe Knitter …

I wanted to bring you up to date on a volunteer initiative started by FF/Paramedic Ryan Wendt to help the family of a nurse from St. Luke’s – South Shore Hospital whose husband fell from a scaffolding over the weekend while helping a friend repair a helicopter.  The man fractured his neck in 3 places resulting in what appears to be permanent paralysis from the neck down.  In fact, he was placed on a permanent ventilator and had a feeding tube inserted [last week]. … 

Members of Local 1633, the Firefighters Protective Association, have stepped up and offered to take care of all the yard work for the family in their time of need.  The family accepted quite willingly knowing that their focus must be on their husband and father. Even though the family resides in Oak Creek, this offering by members of Local 1633 and spearheaded by Ryan exemplifies the type of guys we have working for us.

In addition, members of the department have been donating to a GoFundMe Campaign started by the ER Supervisor at SLSS. ( If you click on this link, you can learn more about this terrible tragedy. 

Thanks to our firefighters for making this tragedy a little easier to bear.

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    So proud of our community, especially our Fire dept. and Police Dept.. They step in where help is needed which shows we are a community that cares about all….

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