Green Bay Achieves An ISO Rating Of Class 1

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department was recently notified by Insurance Service Office (ISO) that we have been upgraded to a Class 1 Community.   Green Bay is the first city in the State of Wisconsin to achieve this rating and one of only 132 in the US that are rated Class 1.  There are 48,855 fire departments in the United States that are graded by ISO and this places  the Green Bay Metro Fire Department in the top .3%.  Classifications range from 1, representing superior property fire protection, to Class 10 which indicates that the community does not meet the ISO’s lowest criteria.

 

ISO evaluates a community’s fire protection services.  This includes things such as; fire department staffing, fire prevention activities, training, water supply, and communications.  A community’s ISO rating assists insurance companies in setting their premium rates.  Generally speaking, a community with a Class 1 rating will have much lower property insurance premiums than a Class 5 community.

 

 

Campfires and the burn ban in Brown County

Communities that WILL still allow campfires/recreational fires with the current burn ban in Brown County. Most of the below municipalities have a local ordinance concerning campfires/recreational fires that spell out specific guidelines that are needed to have one. Many of them have a website that you can go to look up the requirements.

Allouez

Ashwaubenon

Bellevue

Denmark

De Pere

Green Bay

Hobart

Howard

Lawrence

Ledgeview

Suamico

Wrightstown

Pulaski

Communities that will NOT allow campfires/recreational fires with the current burn ban in Brown County.

Greenleaf

Morrison

New Franken(exception is Bayshore Campground)

Lt. Nick Craig

Green Bay Metro Fire Department

www.greenbayfd.com

920-448-3293

It’s Fire Prevention Week!

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the Green Bay Metro Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching local residents how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.

According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.
  • If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
  • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.
  • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
  • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.

Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

Stay safe in the hot weather!

High Temperatures Can Cause Injuries and Death

 

Green Bay, WI July 20, 2016—The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is urging residents to stay out of the hot humid temperatures if at all possible.  Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can begin to take a toll on people, especially the elderly.  Tips to “beat the heat” are:

 

  • Wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.  No alcohol or caffeine.
  • Get some Popsicles® and/or ice chips.
  • If your home is not air conditioned, go somewhere that is or go into the basement.
  • Don’t go outside during the hottest part of the day, which is usually from 3-5pm.
  • Limit your activity.
  • Pay special attention to infants and elderly family members.  They do not have the same thermoregulation as the general population.
  • Never leave children, elderly, or pets in vehicles during this hot weather (even with the windows down).

 

Common heat illnesses are:

 

  • Heat Cramps- are muscle contractions and usually affect the abdomen, calves, thighs, and shoulders.  They are usually experienced during or immediately following vigorous exercise or work in a hot environment.  Heat cramps can usually be treated by moving to a cooler area (shade) and drinking lots of fluids.
  • Heat Exhaustion- is a result of excessive heat and dehydration.  Signs of heat exhaustion are an elevated body temperature, nausea, paleness, rapid heartbeat, and cold moist sweaty skin. Move the person to a cool area promptly and give them cold fluids (always non-alcoholic) to drink. Use cold compresses, especially to the neck and head.
  • Heat stroke- is a life threatening condition if left untreated and in many cases follows heat exhaustion.  It is caused by the body's inability to sweat, while continuing to overheat.  Signs of heat stroke are hot, dry skin with no sweat, confusion, throbbing headache, rapid heartbeat and/or unconsciousness. Get emergency help immediately. Until help arrives, cool the person down rapidly with ice packs, garden hose, wet sheet, etc.  The quicker you get them cooled down, the better.