Green Bay Metro Fire Department

Green Bay Metro Fire Department The mission of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department is to protect and educate our community, show compassion to all, and continue the honored tradition and dedication of the fire service.
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#ThrowbackThursdayJanuary 23rd, 1990 - The silhouette of Ladder 5 at the McDonald Warehouse/Printech fire. Only the cent...
02/06/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

January 23rd, 1990 - The silhouette of Ladder 5 at the McDonald Warehouse/Printech fire. Only the center of the long building was destroyed, the ends were saved by firewalls and master streams. The location of the building was 219 Bay Beach Road.

Calling all high school students!Do you have an interest in the fire service or emergency medicine? Check out these cool...
02/04/2020
Discover Firefighting Youth Programs at UW Oshkosh

Calling all high school students!

Do you have an interest in the fire service or emergency medicine? Check out these cool camps that are offered through UW Oshkosh! These camps will help you gain hands-on experience while working alongside local firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Along with experience, participants will also learn leadership skills, problem-solving and team-building skills. Click on the link for more information! ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš‘

Learn about our three, week-long academies for middle and high school students! Register online today. Discover our firefighting youth programs.

City of Green Bay Government
02/03/2020

City of Green Bay Government

Today, county and city officials encouraged residents to be prepared for potential spring floods.

Please visit www.floodinginbc.com for information.

We urge all city residents to sign up for code red (which is found on the brown county flood information page above). Code Red keeps residents informed during an emergency.

#NationalBurnAwarenessWeek Have small children in your home? Use the back burners of the stove to prevent children from ...
02/03/2020

#NationalBurnAwarenessWeek

Have small children in your home? Use the back burners of the stove to prevent children from reaching up and touching hot pots and pans.

***Fire on Green Bay's West Side***At approximately 10:50 AM this morning, GBMFD crews were dispatched to the 1500 block...
02/01/2020

***Fire on Green Bay's West Side***

At approximately 10:50 AM this morning, GBMFD crews were dispatched to the 1500 block of Capitol Drive for smoke in the hallway. Upon arrival, fire companies found black smoke issuing from a second story window of a apartment building; tenants were self evacuating. First arriving companies quickly extinguished the fire within 10 minutes, confining the fire damage to a single unit within the complex. One tenant is displaced, with the remaining tenants reoccupying the building. Damage estimates are $25,000, with no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The fire cause is unknown, and is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal's office.

*Faces of the GBMFD*We are proud to introduce this week firefighter/paramedic Tim Dykstra. Tim started his career with G...
01/31/2020

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We are proud to introduce this week firefighter/paramedic Tim Dykstra. Tim started his career with GBMFD in 2018 and has spent most of his time at Station 7. โ€œI feel honored to be able to help people in their biggest time of need and be a part of this community.โ€ Before his time with GBMFD, Tim worked 7 years with Manitowoc Fire Department.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, snowmobiling, and woodworking.

01/31/2020
Green Bay Gamblers Hockey

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Tomorrow is Police, Fire and First Responder Appreciation Night during the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey game at the Resch Center. The coolest part of this event is that a portion of t-shirt/jersey auction sales and 100% of chuck-a-puck sales will be donated to charity. One of the charities is the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard along with the Green Bay Police Honor Guard and other local agencies will be presenting the colors on Saturday. In the video is Engineer Luke Semrau playing the bagpipes in preparation for the game.

Luke Semrau is a member of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard. They along with the Green Bay Police Honor Guard, representing the agencies in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon will be presenting the colors on Saturday.

#ThenandNow #ThrowbackThursdayEarliest known image of the Green Bay Fire Department fighting fire, at the Green Bay Plan...
01/30/2020

#ThenandNow #ThrowbackThursday

Earliest known image of the Green Bay Fire Department fighting fire, at the Green Bay Planing Mill Company. The location is currently the northeast corner of N. Adams and Main streets. Unknown what year the first image was taken.

More fire department history can be found in the book Forces Of Change, Events That Led To The Development Of The Green Bay Fire Department, 1836-1895.

***Fire on Green Bay's East Side***Earlier this evening, GBMFD crews were dispatched to the 800 block of North Webster f...
01/29/2020

***Fire on Green Bay's East Side***

Earlier this evening, GBMFD crews were dispatched to the 800 block of North Webster for the report of a fire in an apartment. On arrival crews found smoke and flames coming from the back of the building. Crews made a quick attack on the fire and had it under control in about 10 minutes. During the fire a resident of the upper unit was rescued by fire crews from a window and down a ladder due to heavy smoke blocking the exit. The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the first floor with heavy smoke and heat damage to first floor unit and moderate smoke damage to the upper unit. Six residents were seeking assistance from the American Red Cross and one person was staying with relatives. Three cats were also successfully located and removed from the home.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department wants to remind people to never leave food cooking unattended. Also, have an approved fire extinguisher available in the home in the event a fire breaks out.

Fire Crews were assisted by Green Bay PD, Green Bay Public Works, and the American Red Cross.

#ThrowbackThursdayJanuary 11th, 1977 - Firefighters Tom Titulaer and Jim Deacon direct a hose stream between buildings t...
01/23/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

January 11th, 1977 - Firefighters Tom Titulaer and Jim Deacon direct a hose stream between buildings to protect exposures during a fire at Peanuts Howard's Tavern.

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin
01/23/2020

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

5:48 AM [01.23.20] | โš ๏ธ Use Caution โš ๏ธ this morning, as many roads have been reporting snow-covered and slippery conditions. Plan for extra time to reach your destination!

Periods of accumulating snow โ„๏ธ are expected to continue throughout the day and into Friday. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are possible through Friday evening. Travel safe!

Looks like our explorers had some fun at Station 2 last night ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿš’
01/22/2020

Looks like our explorers had some fun at Station 2 last night ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿš’

Last night, our students got training on water & ice rescue as well as the basics of starting IVs and an introduction to certain medications! Great job everyone and see you next time!

Congratulations to Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson and the San Francisco Fire Department with the San Francisco 49ers victo...
01/21/2020

Congratulations to Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson and the San Francisco Fire Department with the San Francisco 49ers victory on Sunday night.

As part of the bet, today Chief Litton can be spotted around GBMFD Station 1 in San Francisco 49ers apparel along with a 49ers smoke alarm installed inside his office. Chief Litton also made a personal $100 donation to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and another $100 donation to the Wisconsin Burn Camp.

The San Francisco Fire Department will receive a generous donation of 50 smoke from Kidde Fire Safety.

Thank you Green Bay Packers for a great season!

Engine 3 this afternoon was called to a location for a cat stuck inside an air duct system. After a few minutes, Moo Moo...
01/20/2020

Engine 3 this afternoon was called to a location for a cat stuck inside an air duct system. After a few minutes, Moo Moo the cat was successfully rescued without injury. Animal Control was also on scene and helped with rescue efforts. Pictured is FF Sarah holding a very happy Moo Moo.

01/17/2020
US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

Snow will be moving into our area later today. Road conditions tonight are expected to deteriorate; please stay home if you can. If you must go out please slow down, increase your following distance, and be smart.

#WinterStormDean #BeSafe

Latest models trends continue to show snow over spreading the region later on this afternoon. Snow totals are similar to previous forecast of 4 to 7" over most locations by late Saturday night. Road conditions will deteriorate quickly as the snow arrives. #wiwx

Are you ready for the big game this Sunday? ๐ŸˆThe Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the San Francisco Fire Department a...
01/16/2020

Are you ready for the big game this Sunday? ๐Ÿˆ

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the San Francisco Fire Department are! ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ™‚

Today we are welcoming 7 fire interns from Fox Valley Technical College and NWTC. Today is their first day which will mo...
01/16/2020

Today we are welcoming 7 fire interns from Fox Valley Technical College and NWTC. Today is their first day which will mostly be in-house orientation activities . In a couple weeks they will be out in the community going on calls, applying their skills and learning from our crews. We look forward to working with this group and watching them grow.

Flu season is here and we wanted to give you some flu prevention tips to help keep you feeling fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚1. Get vaccinat...
01/15/2020
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Flu season is here and we wanted to give you some flu prevention tips to help keep you feeling fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Get vaccinated.
2. Wash those hands!
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school; especially when someone is sick.
5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
6. Practice good health habits: eat nutritious food, drink plenty of fluids, manage stress and get plenty of sleep.
7. If you do get sick, stay home.

*Fire on Green Bay's West Side*GBMFD crews were dispatched for the report of a fire at Sofidel America, which is a large...
01/15/2020

*Fire on Green Bay's West Side*

GBMFD crews were dispatched for the report of a fire at Sofidel America, which is a large paper converting facility. Upon arrival crews found a large portion of the approximately 1,000,000 square foot warehouse heavily charged with smoke. Upon entry, crews found some fire still active on a paper converting machine. Fire was quickly extinguished and ventilation of the large warehouse was initiated. Crews remained on scene for an extended period of time to complete the ventilation of smoke from the building. Facility staff was in the process of completing evacuation of all personnel as Fire Dept. crews arrived. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $250,000.

Business owners and managers are reminded to have a functional evacuation and accountability plan in place to assure the rapid evacuation and ability to completely and accurately account for all on scene personnel
in the event of an emergency.

It may be January but that doesn't stop us from jumping into the water for training!Last week, station's 2, 3 and 7 cond...
01/13/2020

It may be January but that doesn't stop us from jumping into the water for training!

Last week, station's 2, 3 and 7 conducted some ice water rescue refresher training. The yellow suits that are seen in the pictures are insulated to keep firefighters warm and dry during training and incidents.

Please use caution when on the ice and/or near water & remember that no ice is ever completely safe.

*Faces of the GBMFD*We would like to proudly introduce to you this week Engineer Richard Longcore. Rich started his care...
01/10/2020

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We would like to proudly introduce to you this week Engineer Richard Longcore. Rich started his career in 2007 and has worked most of his career at stationโ€™s 2 and 5. He recently was promoted to Engineer and will now be working at station 6 on the cityโ€™s west side. โ€œI look forward to the new role and responsibilities that come with this promotion.โ€ Rich is also a member of the department Peer Support Team, where he helps his fellow coworkers cope with stress, PTSD and supports those following traumatic incidents.

Outside of work, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs. He also loves attending concerts/festivals, going to local community events, hiking and duck hunting.

#ThrowbackThursdayAugust 23rd, 1929 - Green Bay firefighters battled a deadly gasoline fire at Barkhausen Oil Co. on the...
01/09/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

August 23rd, 1929 - Green Bay firefighters battled a deadly gasoline fire at Barkhausen Oil Co. on the north end of McDonald Street. An explosion and subsequent fire occurred while transferring gasoline. Three workers sadly passed away and two firefighters suffered injuries.

Image courtesy of Brown County Historical Society.

Did you know that medications are the leading cause of child poisoning? Click on the link to learn some safety tips on m...
01/06/2020
Medication Safety

Did you know that medications are the leading cause of child poisoning? Click on the link to learn some safety tips on medication safety. #SafeKids

In 2017, nearly 52,000 children under the age of six were seen in the emergency room for medicine poisoning. Thatโ€™s one child every ten minutes.

***Fire on Green Bay's East Side***Crews were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Quincy Street for a structure fire at ap...
01/06/2020

***Fire on Green Bay's East Side***

Crews were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Quincy Street for a structure fire at approximately 1 AM this morning. Upon arrival companies found smoke issuing from a window on the first floor of a two-story residential structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and under control in less than ten minutes. Companies continued to perform ventilation and overhaul operations to clear smoke and check for fire extension. Nine residents were occupying the building and escaped prior to the fire department's arrival without injury, and will be displaced due to the damage to the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal's Office, and damage is estimated at $50,000. Green Bay Police Department, Wisconsin Public Service, and the Red Cross were also utilized and assisted on scene.

WBAY TV-2
01/06/2020

WBAY TV-2

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC UPDATE: As of 7:13 p.m. the Mason Street Bridge has been fixed and traffic resumes.

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First Alert Trafficโ€” Police tell us the Mason Street Bridge in downtown Green Bay is stuck open. Crews are working on it.

We have concluded the Holiday Wreath Program with a total of 14 residential fires from November 28th, 2019-January 1st, ...
01/02/2020

We have concluded the Holiday Wreath Program with a total of 14 residential fires from November 28th, 2019-January 1st, 2020. Six out of the 14 incidents were cooking fires. Three fires were electrical in nature, one was caused by an unattended candle, and four are still under investigation.

As we enter the new year, remember to practice fire safety and make sure you have working smoke alarms and CO detectors in your home to keep yourself, family and friends safe.

#ThrowbackThursdayGreen Bay firefighters extinguish hot spots in the remains of the Cargill Grain Elevator which burned ...
01/02/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

Green Bay firefighters extinguish hot spots in the remains of the Cargill Grain Elevator which burned August 27, 1916. The current location is the north side of Leichtโ€™s Dock Park on the west side of the river.

Image courtesy of Brown County Historical Society

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year! #2020  #dontdrinkanddrive
12/31/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year!

#2020 #dontdrinkanddrive

*Fire on the West Side of Green Bay*Crews were dispatched for a fire in an apartment building on the 2600 block of Troja...
12/29/2019

*Fire on the West Side of Green Bay*

Crews were dispatched for a fire in an apartment building on the 2600 block of Trojan Drive. Initial dispatch included 4 Engines, 1 Truck, a Med Unit and Battalion Chief. Engine 4 arrived first and saw smoke on the back side of the building. Engine 4 attacked the fire on the third floor. They found fire in the ceilings and walls of the bathrooms on 2nd and 3rd floors. Smoke had filled the attic area so a Ladder truck was used to cut holes in roof to check for extension. The call was upgraded to a working still which brought another Truck, Engine, Med Unit, and the Fire Chief. Crews worked for an hour finding hot spots on multiple floors. Walls and ceilings had to be pulled to find the fire in the void spaces. One fire fighter was treated on scene for breathing issues but later returned to assist with operations.

Cause of the fire is currently under investigation. GBMFD was assisted by GBPD, Red Cross, and WPS. A Green Bay Metro bus was used to house displaced people on scene due to the cold weather.

๐Ÿ’ง Flood Watch ๐Ÿ’งThe National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a FLOOD WATCH for Brown County from Saturday evening...
12/27/2019

๐Ÿ’ง Flood Watch ๐Ÿ’ง

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a FLOOD WATCH for Brown County from Saturday evening at 6:00 PM until early Monday morning.

Many rivers and streams are already near their banks, and the expected heavy rain and melting snow may cause some of them to rise above flood stage.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is pleased to announce the recent promotions of some of our members. Lieutenant Shan...
12/27/2019

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is pleased to announce the recent promotions of some of our members.

Lieutenant Shannon Mobley was promoted to Training Captain. Lieutenant William Altschwager was promoted to Captain. Engineers Steven Zich and Andrew Pelegrin were promoted to Lieutenant. Firefighters Richard Longcore and Tim Everson were promoted to Engineer.

Congratulations to these six members, we wish them the best of luck in their new positions!

๐Ÿ’ง ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ข๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐Ÿ’งHeavy rain, mild temperatures, and melting snow and ice will create the potential for flooding this we...
12/26/2019
Green Bay, WI

๐Ÿ’ง ๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ข๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐Ÿ’ง
Heavy rain, mild temperatures, and melting snow and ice will create the potential for flooding this weekend. Significant flooding is possible is some areas.

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป

What: An inch or more of rain, melting snow, and mild temperatures will cause rivers and streams to rise Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Northern and Central Wisconsin.

When: Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

Impacts: All rivers and streams are expected to rise. Some rivers that could rise above flood stage include the Wolf, Peshtigo, Oconto, East, Kewaunee and Manitowoc. Melting river ice could also produce ice jams.

Confidence: Moderate

Additional remarks: Most rivers are unusually high for this time of the year, and an unusual amount of rain is possible this weekend. Emergency managers and managers of flood control systems should listen for the latest information.

๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€

NWS Green Bay home page - http://www.weather.gov/grb
Watches and Warnings Page - http://www.weather.gov/grb/warn
Latest Hazardous Weather Outlook - http://www.weather.gov/grb/hwo
AHPS Page - https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=GRB
Flood Safety - https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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