Departmental Weekly Update
In Remembrance.....

North Shore Fire/Rescue encourages to take a few minutes today, September 11, to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001. We commemorate those who we lost and give thanks to the brave first responders who put their lives on the line. Take a moment today to consider what we stand for as a nation and how we can work together to make the world a better place for all.
Weekly Update
  • Six new firefighter/paramedics joined the Department on Tuesday. The Department welcomes Stewart Berry, Benjamin Werner, Samuil Veytsman, James Garity, Jonah Meidl Zahorodny and Dakota Hwilka. The six recruits did Department orientation this week and will join fellow recruits from Wauwatosa, West Allis and St. Francis at the Joint Fire Training Academy.
  • NSFD Board Meeting will be held September 15.
  • Several of our firefighters recently participated in a medical study conducted by Dr. Kyle Ebersole, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, entitled Contribution of the Autonomic Nervous System to Recovery in Firefighters. The study was published in the Journal of Athletic Training. The study can be found here.
  • A home in Whitefish Bay sustained fire damage on September 3 when electrical lines fell on the home on September 3.
  • A condominium in Fox Point sustained $35,000 as a result of a fire on September 4.
  • A home in Bayside sustained damage as a result of a dehumidifier fire in the basement on September 8. A multitude of home dehumidifier's are currently on the Consumer Protection Safety Commission's Recall List. More information on the recalls can be found here.
September Safety Message: Stay Hydrated

One of the first signs of being dehydrated, is your thirst. Your brain gets a signal that it's thirsty, after being about 1% below your body weight. With mild dehydration starting just after your body loses 1.0-1.5% of its body weight. Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for when your body is at a mild level of dehydration. They include headache, exhaustion, rapid HR, muscle cramps, dry mouth and irritability.
Pleases make special note that on working fires, firefighters should anticipate losing 50-70 oz of sweat in just 30-45 minutes of fireground activities. To put that in perspective, under normal circumstances the body will only lose 35-90 oz of water a day through sweat, breathing and body waste. Which makes you lose sweat 5X faster than athletes in working conditions with gear on. This level of sweating this could push you into a severe level of dehydration which can really put a strain on your cardiovascular function.
The best solution to staying hydrated is to just drink water throughout the day, every day.

Thanks to HEO Wucherer of the Safety Committee for submitting this.....

Sources: Staying Hydrated is Vital in the Fire Service, Linda Willing Hydration for firefighters

Calls for Service This Week
Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2019)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2019)
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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