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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Our newest members on the Hazardous Materials team have started the process of becoming a boat pilots this week. Today t...
09/18/2020

Our newest members on the Hazardous Materials team have started the process of becoming a boat pilots this week.

Today they were tested on deploying boom which is used to contain a oil spill on the water.

*Faces of the GBMFD*We would like to proudly introduce Lieutenant Scott Allen. Scott has been with our department since ...
09/18/2020

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We would like to proudly introduce Lieutenant Scott Allen. Scott has been with our department since 1998 and currently works at Station 5. Scott has been a fire instructor for the last 21 years and has taught for multiple agencies, including NWTC and FIRE LLC. He has used some of his teaching experience to fulfill the role as lead instructor for past recruit classes as well.

Outside of work Scott enjoys motorcycling, partaking in firearm training courses and spending time with his girlfriend, family and his beloved Old English Bulldog J.

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” - Vince Lombardi Firefighter Cooper and Engineer ...
09/17/2020

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” - Vince Lombardi

Firefighter Cooper and Engineer Crabbe are seen raising a 35 foot extension ladder today during a drill session. Fire crews this week have been practicing and sharpening their ground ladder skills as part of a “Back to Basics” training module.

Did you know that September is Baby Safety Month? Here are some quick tips on keeping your baby safe! 🙂 For more informa...
09/17/2020

Did you know that September is Baby Safety Month? Here are some quick tips on keeping your baby safe! 🙂

For more information, visit: https://www.safekids.org/

#ThrowbackThursday1962 - This Reo 4 x 4  started out as a rescue squad but in 1986 it was used as a Salvage Unit. It has...
09/17/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

1962 - This Reo 4 x 4 started out as a rescue squad but in 1986 it was used as a Salvage Unit. It has been said that this rig had challenged Green Bay's worst snowstorms and never lost.

Salvage Units back in the day carried SCBA's (self-contained breathing apparatus), tarps and other hand tools that were useful during the clean up and overhaul of a fire. That equipment, along with other specialty items, is now carried on our ladder trucks.

Some students from the Theater program at University of Wisconsin Green Bay received a crash course in fire safety and f...
09/15/2020

Some students from the Theater program at University of Wisconsin Green Bay received a crash course in fire safety and fire extinguisher training today! 🔥

**Fire on Green Bay's West Side**Fire crews were dispatched to the 1200 block of Lore Lane for the report of smoke comin...
09/14/2020

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

Fire crews were dispatched to the 1200 block of Lore Lane for the report of smoke coming from an apartment. On arrival, crews saw smoke coming from an apartment and found a fire in the kitchen. Crews quickly put the fire out and checked for extension. The fire damage was contained to the kitchen area but the entire apartment sustained water and heavy smoke damage. The two occupants are being assisted by the American Red
Cross. GBMFD was assisted by GBPD on scene.

In the event of a fire, every second counts, so you must be prepared to act quickly. Plan and practice your escape plan with the entire family. For information, visit https://greenbaywi.gov/173/Escape-Plan

Every year, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department partners with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF),  to ...
09/14/2020
2020 Fill the Boot

Every year, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department partners with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), to "Fill the Boot" to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). We could not thank you enough for your generous support in previous years. This year, due to COVID-19, the MDA has switched to a virtual fundraiser. Please help us continue to support the MDA, as they work to transform the lives of the people afflicted with this horrible disease. Every little bit helps. Thank you!

https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=4801&fbclid=IwAR0A4GWtseBzs6bmL_AkqllqWz9fBjFJFOnaVvmQT1ERBseFg3XOF4_jMq8

I'm supporting fire fighters and helping to Fill the Boot for Fill the Boot! You can be a hero too … donate to our digital Fill the Boot. #FilltheBoot #MDA #IAFF #BeAHero

"Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. B...
09/11/2020

"Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It's also a memory of bravery an self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend - even a friend whose name it never knew." - George W. Bush

#NeverForget

Are you worried about falling in your home? Do you have a family member or a friend that is a fall risk? If you answered...
09/10/2020

Are you worried about falling in your home? Do you have a family member or a friend that is a fall risk? If you answered yes, please take some time to check out this event 🙂

Join Lt. Shauna Walesh and learn more about falls, how they can be prevented, and what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe

Attention 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students & parents!We will be sponsoring a fire safety poster contest again this year f...
09/09/2020

Attention 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students & parents!

We will be sponsoring a fire safety poster contest again this year for Fire Prevention Week. This years theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" See the flyer in the photo and visit the link for more information: https://greenbaywi.gov/1007/Fire-Prevention-Poster-Contest

Summer is still here, but not for long! Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires? ...
09/04/2020

Summer is still here, but not for long!

Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires? Use this tip sheet to help prepare for cold weather, before it gets here 🍂🍁

09/03/2020
Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB)

🚨Do you have smoke alarms in your home? 🚨

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. You can see in the video how fast the fire grows and the smoke spreads. Working smoke alarms give you and your family an early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Watch this stunning video of a home fire in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. It is a drastic illustration of the need for smoke alarms (early warning), fire sprinklers (early suppression), and an escape plan - especially where high-risk residents (young children, elderly, disabled) are present. "We went from celebrating a birthday to chaos in minutes. Grateful everyone survived," stated one of the occupants. Watch the news coverage: https://kdvr.com/news/problem-solvers/it-moved-so-fast-security-cameras-show-fire-ripping-through-wheat-ridge-home/. Thanks to Addison FPD Fire Marshal Mike Toika for sharing!

#ThrowbackThursdayHere are some photos from our 2007 recruit academy! A typical recruit academy is 8-12 weeks long with ...
09/03/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

Here are some photos from our 2007 recruit academy! A typical recruit academy is 8-12 weeks long with the departments newest firefighters. During this time, firefighters complete rigorous physical training, familiarization of new equipment, learn department policies and gain knowledge about the community in which they will serve.

*Fire in Allouez*At approximately 6 PM last night, GBMFD crews were called to the 600 block of Karen Lane for the report...
09/03/2020

*Fire in Allouez*

At approximately 6 PM last night, GBMFD crews were called to the 600 block of Karen Lane for the report of a kitchen fire. Upon arrival companies found smoke showing from the structure at the front door and eaves. Fire companies extinguished the fire within 5 minutes of arrival, and performed ventilation to remove smoke and overhaul to check for fire extension. Two occupants were present at the time of the fire and self evacuated; they will be displaced due to the fire damage. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries due to the fire. Other agencies involved include Brown County Sheriff's Department and WPS. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the GBMFD Fire Marshal's Office, and the estimated dollar loss is $45,000.

09/02/2020
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Our 8th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, is being held as a virtual event this year. The annual Stair Climb allows us to honor our fallen heroes and give hope to families of firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Please consider joining Chief Litton and the Green Bay Metro Fire Department by participating in this year’s event at: https://remember-the-fallen.everydayhero.com/us/9-11-memorial-stair-climb-at-lambeau-field

Whether you are in the classroom or at the kitchen table, we would like to wish everyone a happy first day of school! 🙂
09/01/2020

Whether you are in the classroom or at the kitchen table, we would like to wish everyone a happy first day of school! 🙂

Congratulations Captain! Enjoy your retirement!
08/31/2020

Congratulations Captain! Enjoy your retirement!

On the morning of September 1st at 7 am, Captain Chad “Chadzilla” Hadzima will officially walk out the doors of Green Bay Metro Fire Department one last time after faithfully serving the citizens and visitors of the City of Green Bay and Village of Allouez for the last 28 years. Captain Hadzima started with the Green Bay Fire Department on February 3rd, 1992 as an EMT-Paramedic. He worked at various stations throughout his career climbing from the rank of Private to Captain, with 19 of those years being at 2’s, three years at 5’s, and five years at 7’s. Chad stated that it was hard to remember a most memorable call, as there were so many of them over his years of service. When asked what Chad will miss the most, he stated he will miss the talks around the coffee table with the crews in the morning, hearing stories from the past, and interacting with people on calls. With retirement, he is looking forward to traveling more and getting to enjoy visiting places that he has never seen before! Please help us in congratulating Captain Chad Hadzima on his 28 years of service protecting the citizens and visitors of our great community from the perils of fire and medical emergencies…

Photo’s Courtesy of Captain Matthew Gerber “First-In Photos”

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is pleased to announce the recent promotions of some of our members. Engineers Eric ...
08/31/2020

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is pleased to announce the recent promotions of some of our members. Engineers Eric Jeltema and Raymond Fuiten have been promoted to Battalion Chief. Lieutenant Mark Polomis was promoted to Captain. Engineer Richard Wienke has been promoted to Lieutenant. Firefighters Ryan Hintz, Matt Maleport, and Adam Vandenbush have been promoted to Engineer. Congratulations to these seven members, we wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

*Faces of the GBMFD*We would like to introduce the Assistant Chief of Operations, Rob Goplin. Chief Goplin has been with...
08/28/2020

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We would like to introduce the Assistant Chief of Operations, Rob Goplin. Chief Goplin has been with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department for over 22 years and has spent a majority of his career at Station 1. As the Assistant Chief of Operations, he observes the 3 different shifts and how firefighters work to resolve various types of incidents and challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis. Chief Goplin has also spent many years on the Hazardous Materials Team and the Urban Search and Rescue Team.

“GBMFD firefighters are regular people who do incredible things every day and being able to be work alongside of them is a huge honor.”

Besides spending time with his wife and three children, Chief Goplin enjoys being a terrible golfer.

This was found outside of Station 3 today 🙂 Have a great day! @GBWI Rocks
08/27/2020

This was found outside of Station 3 today 🙂 Have a great day!

@GBWI Rocks

#ThrowbackThursdayStation 1, 1910 - Horse drawn fire apparatus pictured on Washington Street. The Chief's horse, named "...
08/27/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

Station 1, 1910 - Horse drawn fire apparatus pictured on Washington Street. The Chief's horse, named "Little Billy", can be seen in the center of this photo attached to a buggy.

Station 5 and Station 2 crews were dispatched to a vehicle accident on Deckner Avenue earlier today. On arrival, crews f...
08/26/2020

Station 5 and Station 2 crews were dispatched to a vehicle accident on Deckner Avenue earlier today. On arrival, crews found one vehicle on its side with one occupant still inside the vehicle. The occupant was unable to get out and had to be extricated from the vehicle. Multiple tools were used, including the Jaws of Life. Once the occupant was safely removed, they were transported to a local hospital for further care.

Congratulations to one of our members, Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Kasten!
08/24/2020

Congratulations to one of our members, Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Kasten!

We need to congratulate and honor a member of GBMFD! Fire Fighter Alex Kasten had no prior military experience, and has been with us for 5 years. At the age of 28, FF Kasten wanted to serve and protect our great nation, and enlisted in the Army Reserves. He left us for Boot Camp, and just returned as an honor graduate Private First Class from Fort Lee, Virginia as a 91 Bravo wheeled vehicle mechanic. Please take a moment to help us congratulate Private First Class Kasten on such an amazing achievement!

Every year, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department partners with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF),  to ...
08/24/2020

Every year, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department partners with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), to "Fill the Boot" to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). We could not thank you enough for your generous support in previous years. This year, due to COVID-19, the MDA has switched to a virtual fundraiser. Please help us continue to support the MDA, as they work to transform the lives of the people afflicted with this horrible disease. Every little bit helps. Thank you! 🙂

https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/GreenBayL0141

*Fire in Allouez*Fire crews were initially dispatched for the report of a brush fire near Hwy 172 & Riverside Drive in t...
08/22/2020

*Fire in Allouez*

Fire crews were initially dispatched for the report of a brush fire near Hwy 172 & Riverside Drive in the Village of Allouez. On arrival of the first engine company, a 25 x 50 foot shed was found to be on fire and spreading to surrounding brush and grass. Additional fire companies were requested due the building being located off the road with limited access and no hydrants close to the fire. Crews had to perform relay pumping to get water down to the fire and Riverside Drive was closed during the fire as hose was layed across the road to access hydrants. There was equipment and other items stored inside and everything is considered a total loss.

Green Bay Metro Fire was assisted by Brown County Sheriff Office.

*Traffic Alert*
08/21/2020

*Traffic Alert*

#throwbackthursdayDecember 8th, 2007 - A 2nd-alarm fire at Pheasant Run apartments. Crews on arrival had found fire burn...
08/20/2020

#throwbackthursday

December 8th, 2007 - A 2nd-alarm fire at Pheasant Run apartments. Crews on arrival had found fire burning on all 3 floors of the complex. A total of 17 fire department units and 51 firefighters were dispatched to the scene to fight the blaze. 33 of the 100 units suffered extensive damage as a result of the fire. All of the residents were able to escape without injury. Multiple agencies assisted during this incident, including the American Red Cross which helped the occupants following the fire.

The Allouez  crew was taking advantage of the nice weather today ☀️ Station 8 practiced some pumping and hose line deplo...
08/20/2020

The Allouez crew was taking advantage of the nice weather today ☀️

Station 8 practiced some pumping and hose line deployment.

Did you know that 5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting? At 55 mph, that's enough time ...
08/19/2020

Did you know that 5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting? At 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Please put the phone down while driving, because in a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill someone. #drivesafe

Had a fluffy visitor at Station 1 today 🐶🚒
08/19/2020

Had a fluffy visitor at Station 1 today 🐶🚒

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HUGE shout out to the Green Bay Fire Department and Station 6!! Lt. Mark Polomis, Engineer Tyler Kreiter, and Firefighter Matt Maleport all gave up part of their morning last Sunday to help this boy recover a runaway Drone. While we were visiting family in Green Bay from out of town and trying to get a family drone pic, it got blown away quickly by some wind gusts and landed about 30 feet high in a tree. With no solution in sight, we stopped by the fire station, and Lt. Polomis and his crew had it down (safe and sound) in less than an hour!!!! Thank you so much for your help!! Thane loves his drone and you have gained some big fans. Putting yourselves in danger is a given, but it is these little things that make all of you so awesome to have serving in the community! Thanks again Green Bay Metro Fire DepartmentMetro, Station 6, and Mark, Tyler, and Matt!! Elizabeth Lamer Brownell, Tara Danielson, Matt Tauriainen, Jodi Olson
EDIT: SEE POST ABOVE!!! THANK YOU GBMFD!!! GBFD, we need some help. We are from out of town, and my son was flying his new drone with family. The wind took it and we can't get it down. I know it is crazy, some a kind heart and some friendly Green Bay hospitality would make this 12 year old's day.