Departmental Weekly Update
COVID-19 Reminders

As you go throughout your day, don't forget these important ways to reduce COVID-19 Spread:

1) Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms throughout your shift and document in accordance with Temporary Notice 20-08.

2) Maintain, whenever possible, a six foot perimeter around other persons throughout your shift. 

3) If you cannot appropriately distance when in the station (six foot perimeter), you should be wearing a surgical or cloth mask.

4) When leaving the station, Temporary Notice 20-08 requires use of a surgical/simple/cloth mask unless a higher level of protection is required.


Weekly Update
  • Training this week focused on water tender operations in areas without fire hydrants. Thanks to University School for allowing us to use the grounds for training.
  • Background checks on six new firefighter recruits have begun.
  • Shorewood Station 83 remodel project continues to move along as scheduled. Phase 1 of the project is scheduled for completion in mid-August. Personnel currently operating from the temporary living quarters on the site will move back in the building at that time. Phase 2 of the project, which involves completion of renovation of the north apparatus bay will be completed during August and September. Pictures of the project are on our Facebook Page.
  • The Department held orientation for new Firefighter Interns.
  • Four members of the Department have been identified as contacts of COVID-19 positive person over the past ten days. The Department is following the recommendations of the North Shore Health Department on the status of these members.
Calls for Service This Week
 
Incident Type
Incident Count
Fire/Rescue/Service
Weekly Average (2019)
42
41
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2019)
126
127
 
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
78%
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 49 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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