Departmental Weekly Update
Nice Job!

I was working a little late yesterday at our offices when a gentleman walked into the station and said he wanted to thank the crew that recently took him to the hospital. He gave me his name and we determined that specific crew wasn't working today. He asked me to pass on to them a "thank you". He told me that a terrible headache suddenly overcame him a few weeks ago. He called 911 and our EMTs and Paramedics quickly determined he likely was having a stroke. He wanted to go to hi s "regular" hospital, but our team informed him he should go to a hospital with a Comprehensive Stroke Center - off they went to that specialty hospital. The gentleman tells me he spend several days in the hospital, but he went home with barely any deficits and says his positive outcome wouldn't have been possible without the care and advice he received from our team. Thank you to Lt. Borchert, Firefighter/Medics Schoessow, Wucherer, Newville and Firefighter/EMT Schneider. It was a great way to end my day - Chief Whitaker
Shorewood Fire Station Public Informational Meeting

The Village of Shorewood and North Shore Fire Department will host an informational session on options for either rebuilding or remodeling the fire station in Shorewood on July 9, 2018 at 6 PM. A presentation will be followed by an opportunity for the public to provide input on the issue.
Weekly Summary
  • A 76 year old male who was found unresponsive in the front yard at a Bayside home was resuscitated by responders and transported to Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee on June 28.
  • The Department provided approximately 23 hours of mutual aid to the Town of Raymond Fire Department in Racine County at a fire that burned for several days at a recycling facility on July 1 and 2. This fire had responders from as far away as Dane County and Lake County, Illinois on the scene through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
  • A 60 year old male was found unresponsive and not breathing in the yard of his home in Brown Deer on July 1. The man was defibrillated three times by responders and transported to Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee. The man was talking and responsive to responders during the transport.
  • The storm front that moved through the Milwaukee area in the early evening of July 4 stretched resources throughout the North Shore and with our mutual aid partners. During that time frame, the Department assisted the Milwaukee Fire Department where two people were rescued from a home. Several calls for smoke in buildings, wires down and fire alarms also resulted from the storm front.
  • The Finance Director continues to begin initial 2019 Budget work.
  • Chief Whitaker attended the Shorewood Village Board Meeting on July 2 where Zimmerman Architectural Studios presented their report on the remodeling of the current Shorewood Fire Station (83). Chief Whitaker answered several questions from the Village Board after the report was presented.
  • The Department enjoyed participating in six community parades and community celebrations on the 4th of July. Two communities and two private clubs held their fireworks displays in the evening. Two displays were rescheduled for later in the week.
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 20 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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