Weekly Update
Weekly Summary
  • After over 88 years of sharing a joint police and fire department building in Shorewood, the police department moved to their new facility on Wilson Dr this week. The fire department is currently working with the Village of Shorewood to evaluate it's future in the current facility. Significant challenges remain with the current facility and will require investment in the current facility or replacement of the facility to bring it up to today's standards for a fire/rescue station.
  • Chief Whitaker and Finance Director KateLynn Schmitt presented information on the Department's Long Range Financial Plan to the Shorewood Village Board on Tuesday September 5.
  • Candidates participating in the Fire Lieutenant and EMS Lieutenant Promotional Processes received their scores on the written exam portion of the process and participated in a exam review process on September 1. Congratulations to those that passed this portion of the process. The candidates that passed this portion of the process were invited to participate in an orientation for the Assessment Center portion of the promotional process on September 6.
  • Staff continues to dedicate time on 2018 Budget development in preparation for the September 12 Board of Directors Meeting.
Weekly Call for Service Summary
  • Five people were injured in a severe accident involving a five cars and a semi-truck that rolled over September 1 on northbound I-43 just south of Hampton Ave. A semi-truck rolled over and ended up on it's side on top of a occupied vehicle. The driver of that vehicle sustained significant injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. 
  • A two inch gas main was struck during an excavation process on September 5 in Fox Point. Six homes were evacuated by fire and police until WE Energies could secure the leak.
  • Another natural gas main was struck by contractors working in the 6900 block of N Ironwood Lane in Glendale on September 5. WE Energies responded to the scene to secure the leak.
Calls for Service This Week
Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2016)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2016)
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 40 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.

Upcoming Events
  • September 12: Board of Directors Meeting
Documents of Interest

2017 Department Strategic Plan 

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