Departmental Weekly Update
Organizational Planning Meetings

Several members of the Department will meet for the fourth time this Friday to review our organization's programs and resource deployment. Information gathered through the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Assessment, the Organizational Values Survey and the Community Strategic Plan Survey completed this past summer is being used as part of this process. Ultimately, an updated formal strategic plan will be authored and presented to Department stakeholders. 

Weekly Summary
  • The Department has initiated an employee education program for the 2020 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Process.
  • Offers of employment for Firefighter positions were extended this week. Projected start date is Spring 2020.
  • The Fire Commission will meet on November 11 to interview candidates for the position of Fire Lieutenant and Intern Firefighter.
  • A Department ambulance sustained damage as the result of a one vehicle accident while performing an ambulance transport to Aurora Grafton Hospital on the morning of November 6. Road conditions were snow covered and slippery at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
  • One person died as a result of a motor vehicle accident at N. Lydell Ave and W. Reindel Way in the City of Glendale on November 5. The person was trapped in the vehicle and not breathing upon fire department arrival.
  • A home in the 2300 Block of W. Acacia Rd sustained damage as a result of a kitchen fire on October 31.
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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 21 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.


Documents of Interest


Long Range Financial Plan PowerPoint for Board

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