Departmental Weekly Update
Thank You Divinity-Divine Charity Lutheran Church and North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation!

The Department wishes to extend its appreciation to the members of Divinity Divine Lutheran Church who graciously donated $15,000 towards the purchase of a LUCAS CPR Device this past week. The LUCAS Device delivers consistent, high quality chest compressions during CPR. The North Shore Fire/Rescue Foundation has approved providing matching funds to the donation from Divinity Divine to purchase an additional LUCAS Device. The Department currently has one LUCAS Device. With the two additional devices, each paramedic ambulance will now be equipped with a LUCAS Device. For more information on LUCAS Devices, click here.

 Fire Damages Bayside Home

A fire that appears to have started in a garage attached to a home caused an estimated $275,000 in  damage on Monday October 21. Occupants of the home were not injured. The fire also damaged three cars and the siding on a neighboring home also. Thirty-two firefighters responded to the incident. The Department received assistance from the Milwaukee Fire Department also. Pictures of the incident by a Journal Sentinel Photographer who was in the area when first units arrived can be seen here.
Weekly Summary
  • Congratulations to Firefighters Teagan Melin, Josh Rosenquist, Robert Rafferty, Marcus Ray  and JJ Quicker for being approved to function as Intern Paramedics with the Department.
  • Congratulations to Master Mechanic Brian Toth for meeting the certification requirements for Emergency Vehicle Technician - Master Ambulance.
  • The Fire Commission held an assessment center testing process for candidates for the position of Lieutenant on October 23.
  • Administrative Staff held their monthly staff meeting on October 22.
  • Chief Whitaker made a brief presentation at a Village of Brown Deer 2020 Budget Meeting on October 21.
  • Battalion Chief Maydak and Fire Marshal Mertens attended the annual Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Conference in Wisconsin Dells this week.
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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 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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