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Janesville Fire Department Deputy Fire ...
Janesville Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Bill Ruchti said the proportion of hazardous materials coming and going in Rock County as rail freight doesn't appear to be growing at a rate any faster than it is on highways and Interstates through Rock County.
said rail hazmat emergencies are just one facet of the department's countywide hazmat responsibility, which it shares with other regional and state hazmat teams.
In Janesville, Ruchti
said, there has not been a recent, significant hazmat emergency.
After the tenant left his ...
After the tenant left his apartment, the heater ignited nearby bedding materials, said Bill Ruchti, Janesville Fire Department shift commander.
Another tenant in the three-apartment complex reported the fire just before 9:30 a.m.
The second tenant heard smoke alarms going off and smelled smoke, but called someone else before dialing 911, Ruchti
Fire officials want residents to call 911 when they hear smoke alarms.
"Seconds are critical when it comes to a fire," he
also reminded residents to take precautions when using space heaters.
"First and foremost, don't leave them on when you're gone or (a home is) unattended," he
Utility crews hoped to have furnaces in the building up and running soon so the tenant in the ground-level apartment wouldn't have to relocate, Ruchti
Fuel tank tear results in 70-foot spill in Janesville | The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Capt. Bill Ruchti of the Janesville Fire Department estimated there had been less than 50 gallons of fuel in the truck's tank at the time of the accident.
Some fuel did run off into the nearby storm sewer, but a city sewer truck sucked up what it could, Ruchti
explained.City street sweepers also helped clean up nearly 1,500 pounds of oil-dry that had been spread to soak up the spill, he
The Independent Register
Bill Ruchti promoted to captain with JFD Bill Ruchti of Brodhead was recently promoted to captain within the Janesville Fire Deparment, having assumed the position February 12, 2005.
The promotion came after he
was the acting captain of the department for two and a half months (following the retirment of Larry Schlichting).Ruchti was first hired by the JFD in 1991 and he became a paramedic within the department in 1997.He
was an Engine Paramedic and took the driver position with Engine 81
in May, 2004 when Bill McAfee was promoted to Lieutenant.He
served as Captain Larry Schlichting's driver on E81 until Schlichting retired in December, 2004.Ruchti has been a member of the Training and Equipment Comittees and Equipment Committee Chairman.He's a member of the 2005 Engine Replacement Committee and has been instructing Firefighter Safety and Survival training in the department since 1999.He's been a member of the Rock County Level B Hazmat Team since its inception March, 2005.
The team is comprised of Janesville Fire Department Hazmat Technicians.Ruchti will continue as the Brodhead Fire Chief, at least in the foreseeable future, while more time will be required of him in his new position.
Deputy Fire Chief Bill ...
Deputy Fire Chief Bill Ruchti said more houses are scheduled to be burned over the next few days, with five area fire departments taking part in the training.
The department has not burned any houses in the recent cold weather because of potential damage to fire trucks, the difficulty of working in cold weather and the potential for ice to build up on the streets, Ruchti
"It looks like the next three days are going to be ideal for us, so the next three days we'll be burning," Ruchti
said Thursday morning.
Contact the fire department at 608-755-3050 or Ruchti
at 608-755-3051 with any questions.