Weekly Update
Care Center Employees Recognized for Heroism

Fire Chief Robert Whitaker and Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy recognized three groups of employees of the Golden Living Center - Colonial Manor on Bender Rd in Glendale on Monday May 15. The employees went above and beyond their duties to evacuate residents of a wing in which a fire had started in one of the rooms. Staff assisted the fire department in evacuation of residents in a smokey hallway. Click here to see the Fox 6 News Story.

Weekly Summary
  • Probationary Firefighters Joshua Larson and Adam Newville started with the Department on May 8.  After their first week of orientation, the two recruits joined the Joint Fire Training Academy with eleven other recruits from the Wauwatosa and West Allis Fire Departments. Larson has previous fire and EMS experience as an intern with North Shore Fire/Rescue and with the Waterford Fire Department. Newville has previous fire and EMS experience with the Monona Fire Department and the Wausau Fire Department. 
  • The Fire Department Board of Directors will met Tuesday May 16. The Board adopted a one year labor agreement with North Shore Professional Firefighters Local 1440. The Board also elected Shorewood Village President Guy Johnson as President, Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy as Vice-President and Bayside Village President Sam Dickman as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
  • The Fire Commission met on May 18 and approved the completion of probationary periods for Captain Eric Riechert, Fire Lieutenant James Gefke and Heavy Equipment Operator Jason Katz.
  • The Department implemented a major update to it's emergency medical services reporting software on May 15. 
  • The training for all members was held to update members on the Department's Wellness/Fitness Initiatives. The training was instructed by Captain Tim Keller and UWM Associate Professor of Health Sciences Dr. Kyle Ebersole.
  • A lightning strike caused a fire in a Brown Deer home on May 15. Firefighters were called to 8548 N 68 St. and found a fire in the home as a result of the lightning strike.
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 18 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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