Departmental Weekly Update
Channel 4 Features Story on Stroke Victim Treated by North Shore Fire/Rescue

Last week, I told you about a gentleman that stopped at the fire station wanting to thank our staff for the great medical care he received from our team. Channel 4 saw our Facebook post about this gentleman and asked to run a news story about it. That story can be seen by clicking here. Thank you to Lt. Borchert, Firefighter/Medics Schoessow, Wucherer, Newville and Firefighter/EMT Schneider - you guys did a great job! - Chief Whitaker
Shorewood Fire Station Public Informational Meeting Update

The Village of Shorewood and North Shore Fire Department will hosted an public information meeting on options for either rebuilding or remodeling the fire station in Shorewood on July 9, 2018 at 6 PM. Fifty two people attended the session. Information that was presented at the meeting can be found here.  The Shorewood Village Board will meet Monday to discuss the issue further and may take action to provide direction moving forward.
Weekly Summary
  • The Fire Department Board of Directors and Finance Committee will meet July 17 at 7:30 AM at Brown Deer Village Hall.
  • The Department provided several media interviews regarding natural gas safety and information on Department responses to natural gas emergencies after the gas explosion in Sun Prairie that resulted in the death of a Fire Captain. The Department responds to an average of 87 natural gas investigations per year. The Department and it's shared service partners (Cities of Greenfield, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, St. Francis, Wauwatosa and West Allis) updated it's response policy and training program for these emergencies with assistance of WE Energies approximately two years ago. The policy and response protocols follow industry best practices and are standardized throughout the seven departments to ensure safe, seamless operations.
  • A garage fire on Goodrich Lane in Brown Deer caused damage to a home on Sunday July 9. No injuries were reported. The occupants were able to remain in the home.
  • The Department is working with Glendale Police and North Shore Health Department on seeking alternative assistance for a Glendale resident who has called 911 nearly 50 times this year for an ambulance. The three agencies are currently seeking a third party petition action from a judge to provide mandated assistance since the person refuses to seek assistance on their own.
  • Replacement of siding and windows at Station 81 in Brown Deer will begin on Monday July 16.
  • The Department will begin the process to implement new rescue/vehicle extrication tools the week of July 16 by preparing the fire response vehicles that will be equipped with this equipment. Battalion Chief Mayer is managing this process. It will take several weeks to make the transition as training needs to be provided in addition to minor vehicle updates/alterations.
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 25 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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