North Shore Fire/Rescue Weekly Update
  • The Department pushed out social media postings on clearing of fire hydrants. The large snowfalls this year have created challenges with accessing fire hydrants.

  • All personnel are going through ice rescue refresher/training classroom session this week. Practical training will be held at a later time.

  • Chief Whitaker and Finance Director Harrigan met with the seven North Shore Administrators/Managers on Wednesday to further discuss options for updating Fire Station 82. Staff will be doing further research on the project and report back in March.

  • Chief Whitaker and Battalion Chief Tyk met with Ascension Wisconsin regarding EMS relationships with their hospital emergency departments and staff.

  • Brown Deer Village Board approved the Single/Multi-Year Capital Budget recommended by the Fire Department Board of Directors last week.

  • The Department's contracted investigator is currently completing background investigations of potential new firefighter hires.

  • Chief Whitaker and Assistant Chief Harris met with representatives of Wauwatosa, West Allis and St. Francis Fire Departments to discuss plans for the Spring 2021 Joint Fire Training Academy.

Calls for Service This Week

Weekly Calls for Service (Thursday - Wednesday)

  • Fire/Rescue Service: 26
  • Average Weekly: 34

  • EMS: 130
  • Average Weekly: 127

Priority 1 & 2 Calls Meeting Response Goal of 7:02 (Goal of 90%): 82%

Average Response Time Priority 1 & 2 Calls (Goal of 6:30): 5:55