We Need Your Help - Preventing Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries for our Department members are up over the past quarter. The Department's Peer Fitness Trainers have put together some suggestions to focus your workouts to reduce shoulder injuries.

1) Strengthen the LOWER traps.   
Band pull aparts    

2) Stretch your pectorals 
 
3) Strengthen your rotator cuffs 
  • Refer to the Crossover Symmetry system located in every fire station. 
BC Toby Carlson
Capt/PM Tim Keller
Lt. Robert Lange
HEO Adam Janotta
HEO/PM Chris Kadow
FF Sean Phelps
FFPM Teagan Melin
FFPM Adam Newville


Thank You
A patient treated by the Department at a car accident in the City of Glendale on September 21, 2020 stopped at the station on Tuesday to thank the responders to her accident that occurred one year prior.

The patient took the generous time to put together the poster with pictures for the responders along with some snacks.
Weekly Update
  • Chief Whitaker presented information on options for remodel/reconstruction of Fire Station 82 (Glendale) to the Shorewood Village Board on Monday evening.
  • Personnel Committee met Wednesday September 21.
  • Chief Whitaker met with Brown Deer Interim Village Manager Chris Swartz to review current fire department issues.
  • Chief Whitaker also attended the North Shore Managers/Administrator Monthly Meeting.
  • The Department's 2022-2024 Capital Improvement Plan can be viewed here.
  • All members of the Operations Division are being trained on new patient airway management equipment this week.
  • Department Strategy and Tactics Committee met on September 22.
Management Tips: Encourage Respect and Understanding on Your Multi-Generational Team
​​Today’s workforce includes members of five different generations, and for managers, that presents both opportunities and challenges. There are several ways to reap the benefits of generational diversity. First, challenge stereotypes. It’s easy to make overgeneralizations about one generation or another but those characterizations can be harmful and foster dissent. Debunk them, and encourage mutual respect. Ask your team to be open about their preferences, particularly around communication. Different generations may prefer one method over another, but make clear there is no right or wrong way to interact. Finally, don’t play favorites. During meetings, go the extra mile to make sure every voice is heard and considered, regardless of someone’s age or level of seniority. Instead of perpetuating an “us versus them” dynamic, change the narrative to respect and understanding.
This tip is adapted from How to Manage a Multi-Generational Team,” by Emma Waldman