Green Bay Metro Fire Fighters

Green Bay Metro Fire Fighters This page is designed as a way for members of YOUR fire department to stay active in the community that we proudly protect and serve. Hello and Welcome to the Green Bay Metro Fire Fighters Page.

This page is designed as a way for members of YOUR fire department to stay active in the community. As fire fighters our work days or shifts are 24 hours long. During this time we live at the fire station, working alongside our fellow brother and sister fire fighters. Unless we respond to your home or workplace for an emergency or service call, there is a good chance that you may go days or even w

This page is designed as a way for members of YOUR fire department to stay active in the community. As fire fighters our work days or shifts are 24 hours long. During this time we live at the fire station, working alongside our fellow brother and sister fire fighters. Unless we respond to your home or workplace for an emergency or service call, there is a good chance that you may go days or even w

Operating as usual

09/20/2021

Green Bay Fire Department helmet from early to mid 1970s.

Recently donated to Green Bay Firefighters Historic Preservation Foundation.

Photos from Green Bay Metro Fire Department's post
09/20/2021

Photos from Green Bay Metro Fire Department's post

09/12/2021

***Incident Release***

*Fire on Green Bay’s West Side*

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department was called to the 1300 block of Western Ave for a fire that was in the bathroom of an apartment at this residence. Upon arrival, fire crews were able to extinguish the smoldering fire in the bathroom with a fire extinguisher. Fire crews remained on scene to clear the apartment of smoke and the scene was turned over to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department Fire Marshals office for investigation.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department wants to remind you that the improper disposing of smoking materials or fire ashes can lead to fires in the containers they are placed in.

Photos from Green Bay Metro Fire Department's post
09/11/2021

Photos from Green Bay Metro Fire Department's post

Bravery doesn't mean you're not scared. It means you go anyway. Today we remember our Brothers and Sisters lost, today w...
09/11/2021

Bravery doesn't mean you're not scared. It means you go anyway. Today we remember our Brothers and Sisters lost, today we remember what UNITED fight like 20 years ago… #AlwaysRemember 

AS YOU PREPARE FOR BED TONIGHT, NEVER FORGET: 🇺🇸 💔On this day... 20 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation fo...
09/11/2021

AS YOU PREPARE FOR BED TONIGHT, NEVER FORGET: 🇺🇸 💔

On this day... 20 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

These words were written by Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain of the NYC Fire Department, on September 10, 2001, one day before he was killed at the World Trade Center

"Good days, bad days, but never a boring day on this job. You do what God called you to do. You show up, you put one foot in front of the other, and you do your job, which is a mystery and a surprise.
You have no idea, when you get in that rig, what God is calling you to do. But he needs you...so you keep going.
Keep Supporting each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. You love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is."- Father Mychal Judge September 10, 2001

Never forget! Remember when we praised those who serve ❤️💙🇺🇸
GOD BLESS THE USA

AS YOU PREPARE FOR BED TONIGHT, NEVER FORGET: 🇺🇸 💔

On this day... 20 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

These words were written by Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain of the NYC Fire Department, on September 10, 2001, one day before he was killed at the World Trade Center

"Good days, bad days, but never a boring day on this job. You do what God called you to do. You show up, you put one foot in front of the other, and you do your job, which is a mystery and a surprise.
You have no idea, when you get in that rig, what God is calling you to do. But he needs you...so you keep going.
Keep Supporting each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. You love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is."- Father Mychal Judge September 10, 2001

Never forget! Remember when we praised those who serve ❤️💙🇺🇸
GOD BLESS THE USA

09/10/2021

Earlier today students at West High School took part in a bleacher climb in memory of 9/11. Great job to all those who participated!

#NeverForget

Sadly we need to train on these types of scenarios, they are in the news daily. We are thankful to have this opportunity...
09/09/2021
Active shooter response training has new meaning, uses lessons learned after Oneida Casino Complex shooting

Sadly we need to train on these types of scenarios, they are in the news daily. We are thankful to have this opportunity and space to allow that to happen. Just know that as always, GBMFF’s will be ready to respond, no matter what the emergency may be.

Police, EMS and dispatchers conduct joint training to respond to an active shooter. They're using lessons learned from their response to the shooting at the Oneida Casino Complex in May to know where to focus their attention now.

09/08/2021

***Incident Release***

*Fire on Green Bay’s East Side*

Green Bay Metro Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of S Irwin for a fire in the kitchen. When crews arrived, light smoke was seen on the backside of the structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and was contained to the kitchen area. No civilian or firefighter injuries resulted from the fire. No occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. GBMFD was assisted by GBPD and Brown County Dispatch.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department would like to remind the community to never pour water on a grease fire and never discharge a fire extinguisher onto a pan fire, as it can spray or shoot burning grease around the kitchen, spreading the fire. If you have a cooking fire, call 911 and get out.

Happy Labor Day!!!! We hope you have an amazing day with friends and family, and remember why we celebrate today.
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!!!! We hope you have an amazing day with friends and family, and remember why we celebrate today.

Happy Labor Day!!!! We hope you have an amazing day with friends and family, and remember why we celebrate today.

Meet Battalion Chief Kolz!!
09/03/2021

Meet Battalion Chief Kolz!!

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We would like to proudly introduce Battalion Chief David Kolz! Chief Kolz has been with GBMFD for 18 years has spent most of his career at Station 2 as a firefighter/paramedic before getting promoted to Battalion Chief. Chief Kolz is in charge of the department’s Marine Division which includes our fire boat, Marine 1 & water rescue operations. He is also responsible for department breathing apparatus, including our self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Outside of work, Chief Kolz enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and his children. He also likes hanging out at the family cabin, skiing, fishing, and participating in watersports.

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Faces of the GBMFD is social media series aimed to show the community different staff that work throughout our department.

Great opportunity!!
08/19/2021

Great opportunity!!

Are you interested in becoming a firefighter and/or paramedic?

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School will be back in session soon which means our Explorer Program will be starting back up! The Explorer Program is a great way to explore a career within the fire service. This program is available for kids ages 14-20 years of age (must have completed the 8th grade). We will be hosting an ‘Open House’ on Tuesday, September 21st. Check out the flyer below for more information!

08/16/2021

**Incident Release**

*Fire on Green Bay’s West Side*

Green Bay Metro Fire was dispatched to the 900 block of Greenwood Ave for the report of a house on fire. On arrival, crews spotted smoke and flames coming from the front porch. The first engine arrived and quickly knocked down the fire on the outside as crews entered the first floor and found fire extension in the walls and ceiling. There was no fire extension to the second floor unit. Crews performed overhaul operations and found no further fire extension. Green Bay Metro Fire credits bystanders for alerting the occupants of the fire and helping them evacuate both units. The two families are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

August 13th, 2006 is a dark day in Green Bay Metro Fire Department history. A dispatch for a house fire on Edgewood Driv...
08/13/2021

August 13th, 2006 is a dark day in Green Bay Metro Fire Department history. A dispatch for a house fire on Edgewood Drive started out like any other fire for the crew that day. While crews were attacking the fire, Ambulance 5 entered the structure with Lieutenant Arnie Wolff and Fire Fighter Brinkley conducting a search for any possible victims. Shortly after starting the search the floor collapsed, plummeting both of them into a fire engulfed basement. A wall separated the crew members, leaving Lt. Wolff trapped in a small room and FF Brinkley out in the living area of the basement. A Mayday was called on the radio by Lt. Wolff, and within minutes a flashover ensued bearing down deadly heat on the trapped members below. A fire that started out with fire fighters trying to save someone else's life quickly turned to fire fighters trying to save their own life. With both members badly injured, a rescue mission was started by crew members to locate and rescue their fellow Brother and Sister. FF Brinkley was able to extract herself from the basement after finding windows near the rear of the basement. Crew members conducted frantic and emotion driven searches to locate Lt. Wolff and multiple attempts were made, but due to heavy smoke and deadly heat, they were unable to extinguish the fire and locate Lt. Wolff. The amount of heroism and determination exhibited in these searches was unmeasurable, however tragically after every possible effort was made, Lieutenant Arnie Wolff would be lost. The fire department is a family, and the loss of our brother was tragic and eye-opening. His Line of Duty Death has taught us multiple lessons, and our department has grown and created safer working conditions from it. Nothing could have changed the outcome of that day, but his legacy is a constant reminder of the dangers of our job. Today is not a day of sadness, but a day to pay tribute to our Brother who gave the ultimate sacrifice, protecting the citizens of the city that he loved. "Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his brother"
Lieutenant Arnie Wolff
Rescue Company 5
Last Alarm #5747
August 13th, 2006

08/05/2021

#ThrowbackThursday #BellevueEdition

March 9th, 1972 - Bellevue Fire Chief Ray Vanden Bergh shows town chairman, Wencil Froelich, the department’s new pumper truck.

The Green Bay Area Professional Firefighters Charity sponsored a lunch for Brown County Sheriff's Office deputies on Sun...
07/26/2021

The Green Bay Area Professional Firefighters Charity sponsored a lunch for Brown County Sheriff's Office deputies on Sunday July 27th, in conjunction with retired Gainesville Police Lieutenant Matt Nechodom. Lt Nechodom is riding his motorcycle across the country and serving lunch to law enforcement officers as a sign of appreciation for all they do for our communities. The Green Bay Professional Firefighters Charity is proud to sponsor this lunch along with T. Bacon's BBQ Restaurant and Catering

The Green Bay Area Professional Firefighters Charity sponsored a lunch for Brown County Sheriff's Office deputies on Sunday July 27th, in conjunction with retired Gainesville Police Lieutenant Matt Nechodom. Lt Nechodom is riding his motorcycle across the country and serving lunch to law enforcement officers as a sign of appreciation for all they do for our communities. The Green Bay Professional Firefighters Charity is proud to sponsor this lunch along with T. Bacon's BBQ Restaurant and Catering

07/23/2021

*Incident Release*

**Fire on Green Bay’s East Side**

GBMFD units were dispatched to the 1400 block of Elm Street for a deck on fire at a residential home. Upon arrival, the fire department found flames and smoke coming from a second level deck on the rear of the home. The fire had extended into the siding and into the roof area. The fire was quickly extinguished and the building and roof were checked for extension. All residents and pets had evacuated safely. One resident was transported with difficulty breathing.

GBMFD was assisted by the GBPD, WPS, and Brown County Dispatch. GBMFD reminds citizens to properly dispose of smoking materials.

07/22/2021

#ThrowbackThursday

This is one of Green Bay’s first motorized fire apparatuses. The chassis, an Oneida, was manufactured here in Green Bay. The rig was built in 1919 at a cost of $3,375.00 The only person identified in this photo is Gus Jeanquart (center).

Hey Nate!!!
07/09/2021

Hey Nate!!!

*Faces of the GBMFD*

We would like to proudly introduce Engineer/Paramedic Nate Timm. Nate started out his career with the Allouez Fire Department in 2005; in 2012 the Allouez Fire Department merged with the Green Bay Fire Department. Nate currently works out of Station 8 in Allouez. “The most rewarding part of my job is being able to interact with the public and help them during emergency situations.”

Outside of work, Nate enjoys spending time with family up north, golfing, and snowmobiling in the winter.

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Faces of the GBMFD is a social media series aimed to show the community different staff that work throughout our department.

Please help us in congratulating our newest promotions!!
07/06/2021

Please help us in congratulating our newest promotions!!

07/05/2021

*Friendly Reminder Alert*

Throwing away firework debris, duds, and even unused fireworks are a huge fire hazard. When disposing these items, the best practice is to soak them in a bucket of water overnight before placing them in the trash.

Happy 4th of July! We hope you have an amazing day celebrating our nations independence. Be smart, stay safe, and have a...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! We hope you have an amazing day celebrating our nations independence. Be smart, stay safe, and have a great day!

Happy 4th of July! We hope you have an amazing day celebrating our nations independence. Be smart, stay safe, and have a great day!

Our hearts break for every victim of this horrific incident, but our Brothers and Sisters in Miami are heavy on our mind...
07/03/2021
Miami firefighter discovers body of his 7-year-old daughter amid the rubble of the Florida building collapse, reports say

Our hearts break for every victim of this horrific incident, but our Brothers and Sisters in Miami are heavy on our mind today… Even during times of grieving, a fire fighter’s commitment never stops. Words can not express what this father and his family must be going through, and our hearts are heavy for them…

SURFSIDE, Fla. (WTRF/AP) — The AP reports that a Miami firefighter discovered the body of his own daughter in the rubble of the collapsed condo in Surfside, Florida on Thursday. His daughter …

07/02/2021
On the morning of July 3rd at 7 am, Engineer Steve Zich will walk out the doors of Station 8 one last time after faithfu...
07/02/2021

On the morning of July 3rd at 7 am, Engineer Steve Zich will walk out the doors of Station 8 one last time after faithfully serving the citizens and visitors of the City of Green Bay and the Villages of Allouez and Bellevue for the last 22 years. Engineer Zich started with the Allouez Fire Department on April 4th, 1999 as an EMT-Paramedic. Prior to being hired on Allouez and GBMFD Steve worked at the Austin Straubel International Airport for 4 years, and as a Paid-On-Call for Allouez Fire for 5 years. He has worked at Stations 3, 7, and 8, ending his career exactly where it started at Station 8. Throughout his career, Steve has had many interesting calls. There is one that sticks out to him more than any of them, and that is a bad car accident at Ashland and Mason, where a child was trapped in a car. The child was significantly injured, pinned between 2 seats. Engine 3, Med 3, and Truck 2 worked together to extricate the child, and rush him to the hospital, making a full recovery down the road. When asked what Steve will miss the most, he stated he will miss helping people in need on the ambulance, being there for those that at their worst day, and helping them through difficult times. As well, he will miss the Brothers and Sisters that he worked with on the department, since we are such a close family. With retirement, he is looking forward to helping family members that are in need, traveling the US, and spending time with family! Please help us in congratulating Engineer Steve Zich on his 22 years of service protecting the citizens and visitors of our great community from the perils of fire and medical emergencies…

07/01/2021
Thank You!!
06/30/2021

Thank You!!

06/30/2021

On June 30, we remember the 19 Prescott, Arizona, fire fighters who died in the line of duty when they were overcome by a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell. The 2013 loss was the greatest loss of fire fighter life in a single incident since September 11.

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When the members of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department are battling fires, the only way to see photos and videos of these emergencies are to rely on the area news and newspaper reporting of the situation. There are two members of the GBMFD that pride themselves in capturing these emergencies to continue the tradition of documentation of these calls. Please feel free to visit the website's listed below to view the photos of many of the calls that we respond to. These individual's respond to the fire on their own time, off duty to capture the emergency on the front line. Matt Gerbers "First-In Photo's" http://www.firstinphotos.smugmug.com/ Drew Spielman "Second Alarm Images" http://www.secondalarmimages.smugmug.com/ Local 141 Charities: Was founded in 2012 to be a proactive agent for good will in our communities. Helping others, especially those in need, is nothing new to the firefighters, EMTs and paramedics of IAFF Local 141. Our duties provide a unique perspective into the needs of others. Therefore, we chose to enhance our response with this new calling. Please visit our site for upcoming information: http://www.greenbayfirefighters.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Local2014120Charities Green Bay Fire Fighters Tribute: This majestic and memorializing tribute nested on the West Shore of the Fox River next to the Neville Public Museum is a peaceful and relaxing place used to pay tribute to the past members and founders of the Green Bay Fire Department. Countless hours of research has given this tribute the names of fire fighters that once protected the lives and property of Green Bay using horses and steam carts. Please feel free to visit the website listed below to get further information on this amazing place, and please feel free to visit it and pay tribute to the members of our department that have spanned centuries protecting this great city... http://www.greenbayfirefighters.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=139116&page=Tribute20Model20

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We are hiring retired fire officers- Could I ask a big favor? Could you please share with any FFs who might want to go back in service working alongside local FF's? My name is Tom Strausser, I work for FireChiefRecruiters.com. I recruit retired Fire Officers. We are Firefighters Helping Fire Victims since 2002 with offices in 90 cities across America. We are opening a new office and we have a great public safety department educator job available for a retired fire officer. I am currently recruiting in the Appleton, Green Bay, WI area and in several areas across North America. About this Job: * Director of Emergency Services * Great golfers preferred ( but not required) * Great pay * Part time / Flex hours * Educating local public safety officials and community about disaster preparedness and recovery * Help neighbors in need * Position available to trusted, retired fire officers only Proud Partners of: * International Association of Fire Chiefs * National Fallen Firefighters Foundation * Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society * Firefighter Cancer Support Network Watch this video as the past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs talks about our organization of retired fire officers working alongside the Atlanta Fire Department. https://youtu.be/fBEttahPYbw If you know a retired fire officer who'd like to go back in service, please share this message. Thank you sincerely for your continued commitment to our citizens in need. Be Safe! Please contact me at [email protected] or call to discuss this opportunity. You can also visit firefighterjobs.org. Kind regards, Thomas Strausser Fire Chief Recruiter 904-671-0614 FireChiefRecruiters.com
For everybody wondering about insurance and spouse missing enrollment for their plan they will or should be able to enroll themselves due to the city’s delay in getting info out to us because that is considered a qualifying event in insurance terms the sh*tty thing is children/dependents cannot be enrolled so they will stay on city plan for time being. So spouse could likely have their own plan separate from the family city plan. If your spouse is going through open enrollment now or by the end of the year, please have them review everything to see if moving the entire family is the better benefit. Vickie is going through open enrollment now and has questions to Jill and the city so she can make a truly informed decision on our healthcare for 2021. What the city is doing is legal,for now,until insurance companies start paying out claims, but not ethical. So in short the city is pulling a fast one.
Wanted to share this shot I got Thursday evening at the site where Lt. Arnie Wolff gave the ultimate sacrifice and served his Last Alarm.
Hello everyone! I am doing a research for my grad school which the main goal is to compare the food intake among adults from two different countries, Brazil and USA, more specifically from Fortaleza and Green Bay. I would really appreciate your help on answering a few questions on how your food habits are. I need a total of 382 people to answer it and I still need 257 to get there. I would also be really grateful if you could send it to your friends and family members so they can answer it too!
Hi there! I’m conducting this study about the diet habits of adults that live in Green Bay. I would really appreciate if you could help me by answering it and sharing it with your friends in Green Bay. ♥️
Help support another Brown County Fire Department!
Thoughts and prayers to the family of retired Captain Tom Titulaer ,on his passing.
I’m not 100 this is the correct FD but this is Zak, he is collecting shirts from the various FD in the country. His teacher started this kind of by accident just wanting to get him something after his last surgery and it has turned into a big flood of shirts coming in. I am not necessarily getting the address where the shirts are from. I just wanted to say thank you!!! Big thank you! Zak was a victim of shaken baby at 10 months old and was not expected to live or we were told he would be catatonic. He is far from that and just turned 20 and is full of life. So thank you for this it means the world to my family and Zak!!!!
As the daughter of a retired GBFD firefighter, Santa didn't always come to our house on Christmas Day. I thought this was cute, and if you click on the post their are links for a variety of professions! Happy Holidays, and thank you for all that you do! https://www.facebook.com/363066120342/posts/10161255751805343/
Is there a 9/11 ceremony this year? Please respond& where it would be? I worked with the Red Cross in NewYork during that time & I try to attend every year!! Thank you. Carol Carlson
Goodell St 7/8/18