It's Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is here and it's time to "Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" North Shore Fire/Rescue wants to share some safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire.


• Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
• You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
• Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
Weekly Update

  • The Department is providing support to the City of Wauwatosa in preparing for and responding to any civil unrest that may occur in their City this week after a Milwaukee County District Attorney decision regarding a police involved shooting.
  • Joint Fire Training Academy Recruits have completed their training and are being assigned to stations/crews starting October 9.
  • Phase 2 of the remodel project at Shorewood Station 83 is near completion. Crews have begun using the north apparatus bay again.
Calls for Service This Week


Weekly Calls for Service (Thursday - Wednesday)
  • Fire/Rescue Service: 142
  • Average Weekly: 41

  • EMS: 135
  • 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): 5:34