Departmental Weekly Update
Weekly Update
  • The Fire Commission approved the hiring of six firefighter/paramedics effective September 8, 2020. They will participate in a joint fire training academy with recruits from Wauwatosa, West Allis and St. Francis for approximately six weeks.
  • Monthly administrative staff meeting was held this week. Significant discussion on employee evaluation process and promotional processes. Chief Whitaker also reviewed options the Department is considering for Station 82.
  • Staff had a second meeting with an architect to discuss possible options for remodel of Station 82.
  • Chief Whitaker and Finance Director Harrigan met with the new Whitefish Bay Finance Director/Clerk to provide an orientation on various financial matters related to the fire department.
  • The Department updated it's sick leave policy relating to COVID Symptoms in accordance with recent changes in recommendations from the CDC. The Department continues to monitor changes to recommendations and will react accordingly as changes are made.
  • Assistant Chief Maydak and other members of the Department met with a fire apparatus manufacturer this week to identify various new technologies and options available in the fire apparatus market. The Department is scheduled to replace a fire engine in 2021/2022.
  • The Department provided support to the Kenosha Fire Department through the MABAS Mutual Aid System this past week.
  • A new employee handbook has been distributed for employees that are covered by the handbook.
Calls for Service This Week
 
Incident Type
Incident Count
Fire/Rescue/Service
Weekly Average (2019)
40
41
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2019)
137
127
 
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
87%
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 34 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.
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