Wales/Genesee Fire Department

Proudly Serving the Community Since 1923

LUCAS™2 Coming to WGFD

In order to be able to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest patients and avoid neurological damage, a steady supply of oxygen to the heart and brain is necessitated. Life-sustaining circulation can be created through effective and uninterrupted chest compressions. Performing manual chest compressions of high quality is both difficult and tiring, and impossible in certain situations. The quality varies depending on who provides CPR and deteriorates quickly after only one, two minutes.

Full Closure of the Hwy 83/18 Intersection


Full Closure of the Highway 83/18 Intersection

In conjunction with the 2014 highway reconstruction project the State of Wisconsin will be closing the Highway 83/18 intersection in the Village of Wales to construct the planned roundabout.

The full closure of the intersection is being planned for Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. until Monday, October 27, 2014, at 5:00 a.m.

The alternative dates in the event of adverse weather conditions will be October 31, 2014, to November 3, 2014, with the same time frame as listed above.

Every effort to mitigate traffic issues is being taken. Signage stating the closure and detours will be erected in advance of the closures.

Continue to check the Village’s website (www.vi.wales.wi.gov) for updates. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Exit Drills in the Home
Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Emergency Vehicles and Roundabouts

Drivers are trained to pull over when an emergency vehicle is coming because it’s the law. In the case of roundabouts, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) states that motorists must clear a roundabout if they hear (or see) an emergency vehicle coming. Motorists should immediately exit the roundabout at the next right.

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Wales, WI, United States

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