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Operating as usual

Yesterday, we responded to a fire involving multiple structures at the Oak Creek Estates Mobile Home Park. No injuries w...
04/17/2021

Yesterday, we responded to a fire involving multiple structures at the Oak Creek Estates Mobile Home Park. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan

04/16/2021
Brand new flags in the Veteran’s Park!
04/16/2021

Brand new flags in the Veteran’s Park!

Did you know?  According to the CDC, over 3 million older adults were treated in emergency departments for falls?  Help ...
04/16/2021

Did you know?
According to the CDC, over 3 million older adults were treated in emergency departments for falls? Help your loved ones prevent falls by reviewing these important safety tips.

04/13/2021
Oak Creek Health Department
04/13/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

The South Shore COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further review.

Anyone with a scheduled appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week will be substituted with the Moderna vaccine.

Please continue to watch for available vaccine appointments or walk-in clinic availability.

Please visit http://bit.ly/SSVaccineClinic to sign up for an appointment.

Thanks to this outstanding group for all that you do for us!
04/11/2021

Thanks to this outstanding group for all that you do for us!

Happy National Telecommunicator’s Week!

We are celebrating National Telecommunicator’s Week (April 11-17) by thanking our 911 dispatchers for their hard work and dedication. These unseen first-responders provide a critical link between the public and emergency personnel -- a calm and knowledgeable voice on the line during someone else's worst possible day. Throughout the week we will have some additional posts to help educate people on the importance of their role, along with tips and information on what to expect when you call for help. #telecommunicatorsweek

We are seeking citizens, business owners and developers who live/work in the City of Oak Creek to provide feedback that ...
04/07/2021

We are seeking citizens, business owners and developers who live/work in the City of Oak Creek to provide feedback that will be used for our community-driven strategic planning process. Participants must be able to attend a virtual input session on Friday, April 16 at either 10am or 2pm. The process will consist of a survey that will help us to gain insight on how the Oak Creek Fire Department can best provide programs and services to our community.

If you are interested in being a part of this survey, please contact our Headquarters via email at [email protected].

Make sure that your family has a safe place to go during severe weather.
04/07/2021

Make sure that your family has a safe place to go during severe weather.

Today is the day to show us your #SafePlaceSelfie. At 11:11 a.m., post a selfie of yourself in the location where you would seek shelter if a tornado warning is issued for you area. Find tips on where to seek shelter at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/tornado/ #ReadyWI

Oak Creek Health Department
04/02/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS for individuals aged 16 and older who live, work and play in Wisconsin are available next week (4/5 - 4/8) at our South Shore COVID-19 Clinic.

Please visit http://bit.ly/SSVaccineClinic to sign up for an appointment. Appointments are required.

Clinic information is shared weekly through our email list – to sign up, visit the website linked above. #covid19vaccine #southshorewi

We are seeking citizens, business owners and developers who live/work in the City of Oak Creek to participate in our com...
04/01/2021

We are seeking citizens, business owners and developers who live/work in the City of Oak Creek to participate in our community-driven strategic planning process. This unique opportunity will allow participants to offer insight on how the Oak Creek Fire Department can best provide programs and services to our community. Participants must be able to attend a virtual input session on Friday, April 16 at either 10am or 2pm. If you are interested in being part of this process, please contact our Headquarters via email at [email protected].

Oak Creek Health Department
03/30/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

Earlier today, Governor Evers announced that starting April 5, all Wisconsinites ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

To receive notice of upcoming vaccine opportunities at the South Shore COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/210244139318045

03/29/2021
FEMA Up in Smoke - Children

Please take a minute to watch this short safety reminder video from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Public Service Announcement reminding adults to keep children at least 3 feet away from the stove when cooking to keep them safe and prevent accidents.

Oak Creek Health Department
03/26/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • March 26 •

Data is updated and shared each Fridays. Change has been calculated from the March 19 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: 4,140 (+32)
Individuals Testing Negative: 16,864 (+196)
Deaths: 50 (no change)

Burden*: 73/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate: 3.6%

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (3/10- 3/23)*: 27
* Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 100,179 (+758)
Individuals Testing Negative: 469,734 (+4,234)
Deaths: 1,257 (+8)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 574,870 (+3,260)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,702,564 (+22,775)
Deaths: 6,597 (+35)

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.

Happy Birthday, Sparky!  That's right, today is Sparky the Fire Dog's 70th birthday. Sparky's visits to elementary schoo...
03/18/2021

Happy Birthday, Sparky! That's right, today is Sparky the Fire Dog's 70th birthday. Sparky's visits to elementary schools, parades, and other community activities help us to teach children about important fire safety messages.

Sparky spent his birthday helping out our Fire Inspector. Which businesses did they visit? Well, Petco, Stella & Chewy's, and PetSmart of course! #sparkythefiredog

Oak Creek Health Department
03/15/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

Eligible groups can register for our COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week (March 15 – March 18). Restaurant employees are now eligible! Appointments are required for vaccine.

Please visit http://bit.ly/SSVaccineClinic to sign up for an appointment.

Clinic information is shared weekly through our email list – to sign up, visit the website linked above.

Please remember to change the batteries of your smoke alarms when you set your clocks ahead.
03/13/2021

Please remember to change the batteries of your smoke alarms when you set your clocks ahead.

We are very thankful that this child was safely located and that we could assist the Franklin Fire and Police Department...
03/13/2021
Drone used to locate missing 4-year-old girl in Franklin park

We are very thankful that this child was safely located and that we could assist the Franklin Fire and Police Departments in the search.

A missing four-year-old girl has been found safe in Franklin. She was reported missing around 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.

This week, we conducted NPFA 1410 drills at Milwaukee Area Technical College Fire Academy (Oak Creek, WI).  This trainin...
03/11/2021

This week, we conducted NPFA 1410 drills at Milwaukee Area Technical College Fire Academy (Oak Creek, WI). This training focuses on establishing a water supply and connecting to a building's existing sprinkler system. Crews were tasked with laying 300' of 5" hose from the fire hydrant to the engine and two- 3" supply hose lines from the engine to the standpipe/sprinkler connection.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
03/11/2021

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

“We are continuing to accelerate our pace, getting more shots in arms each week. Together with our vaccinator partners across the state, we are helping those at higher risk of exposure or more vulnerable to severe infection get a COVID-19 vaccine.” #DSHWI Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake on today's vaccine eligibility announcement.

The next group, those 16 and older with certain medical conditions, will be eligible for the #COVID19 vaccine beginning March 29. And we have an anticipated timeline for the general public. Get details: dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/031121.htm

Back in February, we responded for an Extrication Assignment on I94. When crews arrived, they found a vehicle resting on...
03/06/2021

Back in February, we responded for an Extrication Assignment on I94. When crews arrived, they found a vehicle resting on its side. It was quickly determined that both occupants needed to be extricated from the vehicle. The entire roof of the vehicle was removed using Holmatro battery-powered extrication equipment and the occupants were removed from the vehicle.

Today, we had the pleasure to reunite with those occupants when they stopped by Station 3.

Oak Creek Fire Department's cover photo
03/05/2021

Oak Creek Fire Department's cover photo

03/02/2021
Congratulations to our two newest recruits on completing the four-week training academy. We look forward to having you o...
02/26/2021

Congratulations to our two newest recruits on completing the four-week training academy. We look forward to having you on shift!

Remember, if you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, applications for firefighter/paramedic are being accepted until March 14.

02/23/2021
Electrical Fire Safety

Please take a few minutes to watch this short video. Sometimes it's the simple things that you can do to keep your family safe.

While some electrical fires are caused by electrical system failures, many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and exten...

Just a reminder that we are hiring for the position of firefighter/paramedic.  Check out the link to the online applicat...
02/20/2021
Firefighter Paramedic

Just a reminder that we are hiring for the position of firefighter/paramedic. Check out the link to the online application for more information. The application period closes on March 14.

A fire fighter works under the supervision and the general direction of a Shift Officer.  He/she protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and fire prevention duties within Oak Creek, mutual aid territories in state or ...

The last time that you want to play hide and seek with a fire hydrant is when a house is on fire. Please clear a 3 foot ...
02/19/2021

The last time that you want to play hide and seek with a fire hydrant is when a house is on fire. Please clear a 3 foot perimeter around your hydrant and clear a path to the street. Every second counts when a house is on fire and firefighters need to access a fire hydrant as quickly as possible.

Yesterday wrapped up the second week of new hire training. The weather presented a bit of a challenge for some of the ev...
02/13/2021

Yesterday wrapped up the second week of new hire training. The weather presented a bit of a challenge for some of the evolutions, but it was another successful week. Only two more weeks to go!

Here are some important safety tips to prevent burns and scalds in your home. #burnawarenessweek
02/11/2021

Here are some important safety tips to prevent burns and scalds in your home. #burnawarenessweek

It's National Burn Awareness Week. Please remember to check all of the cords around your house for signs of wear before ...
02/09/2021

It's National Burn Awareness Week. Please remember to check all of the cords around your house for signs of wear before you use them.

Oak Creek Health Department
02/08/2021

Oak Creek Health Department

Beginning this week, the South Shore Testing Site will be open three days per week - Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please make note of the change for your future testing needs.

We are hiring! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of our team, please share this link to our ap...
02/05/2021
Firefighter Paramedic

We are hiring! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of our team, please share this link to our application!

A fire fighter works under the supervision and the general direction of a Shift Officer.  He/she protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and fire prevention duties within Oak Creek, mutual aid territories in state or ...

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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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Hi I wanted to let you all know of an amazing group that supports our amazing Heroes behind the badge. We love supporting our Fire Fighters and Ems and have great things for the kids to do!! Come check us out! https://www.facebook.com/groups/443451083527828
OCFD, is there somewhere I can find a PDF map of the fire hydrants in my neighborhood? Many of ours are under several feet of snow. 🥶 Cheers and stay safe.
The Milwaukee Fire Honor Guard, INC. Honor's your page! Thank you for all your do! If you need anything please visit our page!
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.