News & Events
NMFR Receives “Citizen of the Year Award”:
On September 11th, NMFR was given the “Citizen of the Year Award” from Menasha VFW.
$283,468 SCBA Grant:
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is the system that firefighters use to breath in “good air” during calls that require this such as fires, chemical spills, etc. We are required to replace this vital equipment every 15 years.
In 2017, Shift Commander Dan Schultz applied for a FEMA grant and we are pleased to announce we were awarded a $283,468 grant. We would like to thank Dan for all of his hard work in writing and administering this grant for the Cities of Neenah and Menasha.
Driver/Operator Jason Peerenboom is one of our lead SCBA members who coordinates annual maintenance and testing the equipment, he also works on any repairs of equipment.
Switching to the new system was not an easy task. There were almost 400 different pieces of equipment that had to be inventoried, entered into our records management system, verified they worked, etc. For each piece of equipment that was put into service one was taken out of service, which required the same amount of work. Firefighters also had to train on the new system. This process began in June and last week it was finally put into service! We would like to thank Jason Peerenboom, Management Assistant Tara Ellis, Driver/Operator Greg Friedrich and Firefighter Mike Novy for their hard work in switching this system over last Thursday.
Do you know of a child who is a resident in the City of Neenah or Menasha who would like to learn how to fish?
First Responder of the Year:
Congratulations to Firefighter Scott Harding for being selected as Firefighter of the Year by the Wisconsin American Legion!
Public Education Grant:
Walmart recently donated $1,500 to our public education activities. Thank you!
NMFR’s 2017 Annual Report:
Here’s an overview of what we accomplished in 2017 and our plans for 2018. Click here to read
Individual Citation Ribbon:
The following staff members were recently recognized at the Neenah Council Meeting and given Individual Citation Ribbons:
Tim Patterson – For his leadership and hard work for the Backdraft Bike Tour that offers an activity that encourages families to participate in a health activity that brings people to the Cities of Neenah and Menasha. This non-profit event raises money to send burn injured youth to summer camp.
Dan Schultz – For his leadership and hard work on successful grant awards of $2.1 million dollars for our department from 2004 through 2017.
Anthony Leiton – For his recognition of receiving the “Heroes of Neenah” award from the Neenah High School Arete Program for his volunteer work to enrich the lives of others and to make the Cities of Neenah and Menasha a better place to live.
Group Recognition Citation:
The following staff members were recently recognized at the City of Neenah Council Meeting and were given a Group Recognition Citation Ribbon: Ben Fahrenkrug, Mike Novy, Garrett Gee and Scott Harding – for their leadership and dedication they provide on our EMS Committee.
In 2012, Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue was awarded a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant through the Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant (FEMA) of $36,790 to install smoke alarms in homes within our two Communities, the City of Neenah and the City of Menasha. Do you meet any of the following criteria of this grant?
- Single-family, owner occupied homes and a resident of the City of Neenah or City of Menasha?
- Was your home built prior to 1992?
- Do you have children 5 years and under that reside at this home?
- Do you have any occupants 65 years and older?
- Do you have smoke alarms in your home?
Smoke alarms significantly reduce the risk of injury or death from fire. For further information on our program, or if you think you may qualify, please call us at 886-6200 extension 0 or email us at email@example.com.