Weekly Update
Are You CPR Trained?

June 1-7 of each year has been designated by Congress as CPR and Public Access Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week to  spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. In the declaration, Congress asked states and municipalities to make AEDs more publicly accessible.

North Shore Fire/Rescue has made CPR and AED Awareness one of its top public education campaign topics throughout the entire year. CPR/AED classes and demonstrations are conducted, events are hosted and educational information is distributed on the importance of being trained in CPR and AED use. 2017 is the first year that CPR training has been mandated by the State of Wisconsin for all high school graduates. 

North Shore Fire/Rescue continues to offer our support to school districts in the North Shore to provide CPR training. This week, the Department assisted with training at Whitefish Bay High School.

The Department and the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services System are striving to increase the number of cardiac arrest victims that receive bystander CPR and AED care prior to the arrival of emergency medical responders in an effort to increase survivability. Currently 24.2% of cardiac arrest victims in Milwaukee County receive bystander CPR, whereas other metro areas report 40% of victims receive bystander CPR in their metro areas. 8% of cardiac arrest victims in Milwaukee County are connected to an AED by a bystander, whereas other metro areas report 11.7% of victims are connected to an AED by a bystander.

Weekly Summary
  • A bank robbery in Brown Deer resulted in a police pursuit in to Glendale on June 8. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee police through several neighborhoods driving through yards and eventually ended up in the Milwaukee River. The driver then fled on foot but was taken in custody a few minutes later. North Shore Fire/Rescue assisted Brown Deer and Glendale Police in safely accessing the vehicle and recovering it from the river.
  • A fire in an apartment in Shorewood caused damage to the unit on June 2. No injuries were reported.
  • Rain put a damper on attendance at Bayshore Safety Day on June 4, however the Agility Challenge for Fire Explorers and Cadets went on in the rain. Three North Shore Fire Cadets/Explorers finished in the top 5 in the Individual Category and North Shore Teams took first in the team event and first and second in relay events. Thanks to Firefighter Jeremy Boehlke, the event organizer and all the other firefighters who volunteered their time to make this event a success.
  • Firefighter Recruits Larson and Newville complete their fifth week of training on Friday. The recruits covered firefighter safety and rescue as part of the Joint Fire Training Academy this week. The recruits have two more weeks of training prior to being assigned to the field.
  • All personnel completed training on the Department's new asset management/service ticket software.
Calls for Service This Week

Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2015 & 2016)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2015 & 2016)

Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 36 seconds
(goal of 6 minutes)

*Priority 1 & 2 calls are calls for service which the Department sends an initial responding unit to a scene with lights and sirens operating. Priority 3 calls are responses that are considered non-emergent.
Documents of Interest

2017 Department Strategic Plan 

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