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Operating as usual

Oak Creek Health Department
01/04/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • January 4 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the December 30 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,477 (+118)
Individuals Testing Negative: 14,109 (+189)
Deaths: 41 (no change)

Burden*: 854/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 13.3%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (12/16 - 12/29)**: 312
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 85,853 (+1,640)
Individuals Testing Negative: 413,147 (+3,630)
Deaths: 985 (+4)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 487,938 (+10,646)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,365,680 (+20,909)
Deaths: 4,884 (+66)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

We'd like to tell you that this will be the last snowfall of the season. Unfortunately, the flakes are gunna fly at leas...
01/02/2021

We'd like to tell you that this will be the last snowfall of the season. Unfortunately, the flakes are gunna fly at least a few more times before Spring. Make sure to keep your fire hydrants clear of snow.

12/29/2020
Shovel Snow Safely - National Safety Council

This is Wisconsin so we know how to handle big snowfalls. Just brush up on these safety tips before you head out to clear the driveways and sidewalks.
Please also don’t forget about elderly neighbors or those who might not be able to clear their snow.

There is no end to the terms for "really big snowstorm," and those terms came in handy, particularly in America's snowiest cities. Just check out these average annual snowfall totals, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas!
12/25/2020

Wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas!

Oak Creek Health Department
12/21/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • December 21 •

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the December 18 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,248 (+62)
Individuals Testing Negative: 13,587 (+149)
Deaths: 40 (+2)

Burden*: 999/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 16.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (12/2 - 12/15)**: 365
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 81,124 (+1,215)
Individuals Testing Negative: 400,909 (+2,875)
Deaths: 905 (+49)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 458,612 (+6,936)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,299,265 (+18,135)
Deaths: 4,425 (+110)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

As the weather turns colder, it's only natural to enjoy the warmth of fire in your fireplace. However, proper maintenanc...
12/19/2020
The Facts About Chimney Fires

As the weather turns colder, it's only natural to enjoy the warmth of fire in your fireplace. However, proper maintenance is required to prevent your local fire department from enjoying that fire with you. Please take a minute to review some important safety tips from Chimney Safety Institute of America.

Preventing and diagnosing chimney fires and the damage they cause.

Oak Creek Health Department
12/18/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • December 18 •

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the December 16 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,186 (+45)
Individuals Testing Negative: 13,438 (+134)
Deaths: 38 (no change)

Burden*: 999/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 16.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (12/2-12/15)**: 365
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 79,909 (+1,253)
Individuals Testing Negative: 398,034 (+2,629)
Deaths: 856 (+22)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 451,676 (+6,878)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,281,130 (+14,489)
Deaths: 4,315 (+119)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

We are proud to announce the promotions of our two newest Lieutenants. Although we could not hold a formal ceremony, eac...
12/17/2020

We are proud to announce the promotions of our two newest Lieutenants. Although we could not hold a formal ceremony, each one was sworn in by our City Clerk and we wish to congratulate Lieutenants Nale and Krukowski on their accomplishment. They both look forward to serving our citizens to the best of their ability.

Oak Creek Health Department
12/17/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • December 16 •

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the December 14 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,141 (+42)
Individuals Testing Negative: 13,304 (+83)
Deaths: 38 (+1)

Burden*: 1,072/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 18.5%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (11/25-12/8)**: 392
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 78,656 (+1,111)
Individuals Testing Negative: 395,405 (+1,917)
Deaths: 834 (+18)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 444,798 (+5,903)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,266,641 (+10,647)
Deaths: 4,196 (+128)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

12/11/2020
As a general rule, please remember to never leave a candle burning unattended at any time.
12/07/2020
FOX6 News Milwaukee

As a general rule, please remember to never leave a candle burning unattended at any time.

Recall Alert!

Oak Creek Health Department
12/02/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • December 2 •

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the November 30 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 2,767 (+71)
Individuals Testing Negative: 12,480 (+105)
Deaths: 35 (+1)

Burden*: 1,934/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 17.5%
* Updated every Friday

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 69,786 (+1,567)
Individuals Testing Negative: 376,779 (+2,154)
Deaths: 756 (+20)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 395,090 (+7,855)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,162,616 (+12,620)
Deaths: 3,502 (+189)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Oak Creek Health Department
12/01/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • November 30 •

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the November 25 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 2,696 (+129)
Individuals Testing Negative: 12,375 (+282)
Deaths: 34 (+1)

Burden*: 1,934/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 17.5%
* Updated every Friday

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 68,219 (+3,702)
Individuals Testing Negative: 374,625 (+5,505)
Deaths: 736 (+13)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 387,235 (+17,793)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,149,996 (+33,447)
Deaths: 3,313 (+135)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Thanksgiving gatherings are going to look a little different this year. However, cooking fires are still a leading cause...
11/25/2020

Thanksgiving gatherings are going to look a little different this year. However, cooking fires are still a leading cause of fires in the home. Please keep these important cooking safety tips in mind as you prepare your feast on Thursday.

Oak Creek Health Department
11/23/2020

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • November 23•

Note: Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the November 20 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 2,527 (+84)
Individuals Testing Negative: 11,873 (+233)
Deaths: 33 (+2)

Burden*: 1,859/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 23.9%
* Updated every Friday

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 62,571 (+2,361)
Individuals Testing Negative: 364,377 (+5,902)
Deaths: 700 (+11)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 357,771 (+12,826)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,094,448 (+32,257)
Deaths: 3,011 (+57)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Address

7000 S 6th St
Oak Creek, WI
53154

The Oak Creek Fire Department is made up of 54 men and women dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the community. Maintaining high professional standards and integrity is paramount to our organization. We stand ready to execute our mission - Prevent Harm, Provide Care, and Protect Each Other. Our department is made up of 9 Fire Fighter/EMTs, 27Fire Fighter/Paramedics, 3 Lieutenants, 6 Lieutenant/Paramedics,3 Battalion Chiefs, 2 Assistant Chiesf, and the Fire Chief. We are also supported by our 2 Staff secretaries. There are 16 personnel assigned to each of the 3 shifts (A Shift, B Shift, and C Shift) with one Firefighter assigned as a Fire Inspector. The members of the Oak Creek Fire Department are involved in the community in more ways then just fire prevention and emergency response. Our members fill many roles, from membership on boards and committees, to positions as coaches and instructors. Our department prides itself on being an active member of the City of Oak Creek.

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STAY SAFE and HEALTHY, and THANK YOU for your dedication, especially during this COVID-19. Hope your days are "slow" (get as few calls as possible)
I stopped at the fire department on Oakwood road around 12-1am Wednesday morning. I hadn't felt quite right and wanted to get my blood pressure checked...mostly because my son wanted me to. When we got there the station was dark. All vehicles in the garage so I guessed they actually had a chance to sleep. I felt bad waking someone up and was just going to go home...my son wasn't having that so I rang the little doorbell. Not even a minute and someone was there. He let me in with a smile not always easy when you're woken up. He ended up taking my pressure 3 times and chatted a bit of course suggesting I go to the ER. He checked me for other stroke symptoms. Thankfully I had none and my pressure was coming down. I was stubborn and didn't want to go to the ER. He made a huge point to call 911 if anything changes. We chatted a bit. I didn't even think to ask his name. I wanted to thank him for the information he gave me and just being so kind. I didn't have anyone symptoms and am doing good. I can't understand the people out there that do not show the utmost respect to fire fighters, emts and police. Whenever someone complains about them I just shake my head and tell them to just wait until the time comes that they are injured or dying...or someone they love is. Those light, men and women will be the happiest most comforting thing they will ever see! Thank you ALL for having the heart to take care of us all! 👨‍🚒🚑🚒👩‍🚒💙💛💛💙👮‍♀️🚔🚨👮‍♀️
I always say a prayer of thanks when I hear a siren to be blessed to live in a country where we have these wonderful men and women. Thank you so much for all you do!
2019 re-painting the Fire Hydrants
Shout out to the amazing Police, Firefighters, and EMS at this scene today. Thank you for all you do for our community!
Is there still such a thing called the Firemans Ball?
Congrats to OCFD's Thomas Jonson, today's WKLH Workforce VIP! Thanks for your hard work, dedication & bravery, Thomas! ~Marilynn Mee
The Love's in Oak Creek is hosting a Silent Auction this Saturday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m.! Come enjoy some music, food and bid on your favorite items. All proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network!
Want to give a big shout out to the Oak Creek Fire Department and the OC Police Dept. last night. The fireworks were great and keep getting better every year. Thank you for all your great service.
Visited IKEA yesterday for the 1st time. Noticed that the hold-out house is missing part of it's roof. What happened?
Hello Oak Creek Firefighters! I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do! Not many people know this, but our Allstate agency appreciates our Firefighting community - by offering a great discount for Firefighters and Paramedics! Please contact me today for a no obligation, no-strings attached proposal. You spend your days and nights protecting your local communities. We here at my Allstate agency want to help protect you and your loved ones!