Weekly Update
Thank You!

I received a note from Glendale resident Barb Peltin, who was replacing the back-up battery on her carbon monoxide detector which is monitored by ADT on 12/28. When replacing the battery, the alarm sent a signal to ADT which resulted in Engine 81 being dispatched to the home. Lt. Purcell, HEO Stampfl, and FF Newville arrived to find it was a false alarm. However, when they were there, they noticed that Barb hadn't been able to shovel her walk and driveway. The crew immediately went to work and cleared the driveway and walk. Barb tells me she lives alone and really appreciates their actions which she describes as above and beyond the call of duty. She said that I should know Lt. Purcell, HEO Stampfl and FF Newville did our department proud.

Thank you Woody, Mark and Adam. Nice work as always!

Chief Whitaker
Weekly Summary

  • A 28 year old man died as a result of injuries from a motor vehicle crash that occurred on I-43 just south of Silver Spring Dr in the early morning hours of January 1.
  • A fire in a bathroom caused damage to an apartment in the 1900 Block of East Capitol Dr on January 3. The Milwaukee Fire Department provided assistance on the scene.
  • The Department assisted the Mequon Fire Department and Milwaukee Fire Department at structure fires this past week.
  • Paramedics participated in the first week of a training session with the Department's Medical Director (and Shorewood resident) Dr. Riccardo Colella.
  • Department staff interviewed 75 candidates for firefighter jobs this week. The group will be narrowed based on the interviews and a smaller group will be invited back for second interviews.
Calls for Service This Week
Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2017)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2017)
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 45 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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