Departmental Weekly Update
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The Shorewood Village Board voted to remodel the current fire station as opposed to build a new one at it's meeting on Monday July 16. The Board directed Village Staff to work with North Shore Fire/Rescue on reaching an agreement that would allow this to happen and address financial and operational issues that are related.

At the North Shore Fire Board of Directors Meeting on July 17, the Board discussed the action taken by the Shorewood Village Board and directed Chief Whitaker to work with Shorewood Staff on the issue. The Fire Department Board also voted to contract with Kueny Architects to redesign the Whitefish Bay Fire Station 84 remodel project in an attempt to bring the project closer to budget numbers.
Weekly Summary
  • Heavy Equipment Operators Mark Stampfl and Keven Stelzel represented the Department and the North Shore Professional Firefighters Association at the funeral for Fire Captain Cory Barr of the Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Fire Department. Capt. Barr died in the line of duty at an explosion earlier this month.
  • An updated uniform policy for all Department members was released this week.
  • All mobile data computers were updated to eliminate the "Acknowledge" Status when a unit is dispatched to a call this week. This is being done to reduce the number of steps to change the unit's status to Enroute. This will be tested and monitored for the next couple weeks. Please provide feedback to your company officers/battalion chiefs.
  • The start date for the replacement of siding and windows at Station 81 in Brown Deer is delayed one week due to weather issues.
  • Engine 84 permanently changed apparatus into the former Engine 82, a 2009 Pierce Impel Engine.
  • North Shore Fire/Rescue crews began attending training on emergency operations related to the Milwaukee Hop Streetcar this week.
  • Administrative Coordinator Kerry Wenzel attended the Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay this week. Topics covered included human resource/relations and recruitment issues, levy limit and expenditure restraint concerns, various budgeting topics.
  • The Department, in conjunction with the North Shore Health Department and the Glendale Police Department, continues to seek a court action to require a Glendale resident who has called for an ambulance over 50 times this year to seek mandatory evaluation and treatment by medical professionals.
  • The summer edition of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System(MABAS)- Wisconsin can be seen here.
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.

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