Departmental Weekly Update
EMS Week 2019

May 19 - 25 is National EMS Week in the United States.  In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.

Thank you to all of our great staff who provide EMS services and support those providers in our Department. EMS has become a primary mission of the fire service and continues to be a major defining part of our organization.
Weekly Summary

  • Firefighter/Paramedic recruits will complete the Joint Fire Training Academy today. They will be assigned to shifts beginning this Sunday. This week, the recruits trained on several vacant structures in the City of Milwaukee that are scheduled for demolition.
  • Chief Whitaker and Finance Director Schmitt met with Whitefish Bay Village Staff regarding potential capital borrowing for the Shorewood Fire Station project.
  • Chief Whitaker attended the Shorewood Village Board Meeting on Monday May 20 to present information on the conversion of a drive alley between the Shorewood Fire Station and Village Hall to a pedestrian alley as part of the remodel process for the fire station.
  • Captain Tyk attended a Brown Deer Village Board Meeting on Monday May 20 where the Brown Deer Junior Women's Club presented a check to the Department for $450. The money will be used to add Quick Clot Hemostatic Devices to the Department's medical supply inventory.
  • Chief Whitaker briefed the Bayside Village Board on the Department's 2018 Annual Report at it's meeting on May 16.
Calls for Service This Week
Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2018)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2018)
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 10 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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