Firefighters across state will staff Madison fire stations during funeral
Firefighters from across Wisconsin will be staffing Madison fire stations and ambulances Sunday so the city's firefighters can attend a memorial service for Todd Mahoney, the firefighter who died after competing in the Ironman triathlon last weekend.
The 38-year-old Mahoney was found unresponsive in Lake Monona Sunday during the swimming portion of the 70.3-mile triathlon. He died Tuesday, the second man who passed away after competing in the triathlon.
Firefighters from 19 departments will cover for Madison firefighters so they can attend the memorial service at Door Creek Church.
The State Journal says fire departments include Appleton, Brookfield, Fond du Lac, Racine, Kenosha, Fitchburg, La Crosse, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Janesville, Wausau, South Milwaukee, North Shore, Oshkosh and Greenfield. EMS units are coming from Sun Prairie, Middleton, Fitch-Rona and Monona.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj