Media Release

Date: 4/4/2014

Contact: Robert Wiegert

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 4/3/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 527 S. Ashland Ave. Upper

Incident Time: 23:52

Incident Description: 2 story multiple family residence

Cause of Fire: Careless use of smoking materials

Origin of Fire: 2nd floor bedroom

Estimated Dollar Loss: $300

Injuries: 1 occupant transported to hospital for evaluation.

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Male occupant fell asleep while smoking. He awoke to find his mattress on fire. He was able to self evacuate after attempting to extinguish the fire.

Media Release

Date: 2/13/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/13/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 2622 Indian Hill Drive

Incident Time: 11:11:54

Incident Description: Green Bay Metro Fire Department arrived on scene of a single story, single family, ranch style house with heavy black smoke coming from the eves and fire showing through the ridge line of the roof. Fire in the attic was extinguished from the interior. Portions of the roof were extinguished from the exterior and parts of the roof needed to be cut away to fully extinguished.

Cause of Fire: Accidental

Origin of Fire: Living Room/Fire Place

Estimated Dollar Loss: $70,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: 1

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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Flow Path Training

Media Advisory
Contact Info: Division Chief Brent Elliott Green Bay Metro Fire Department D (920) 448-3291 C (920) 615-6896
Green Bay Metro Fire Trains on New Firefighting Tactics

Why: Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) teamed up to do a series of fire tests in buildings to study fire behavior. Their research showed and tested new ways to attack a fire that can actually increase occupant survivability and also make it safer for firefighters. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department has revised our Standard Operating Guidelines and will be practicing some of the techniques during the upcoming training.

When: February 14, 18, 24 Please call for specific times.

What: All firefighters will have an opportunity to cycle through live fire training evolutions to put the new firefighting tactics to use and become proficient with them.

Where: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Burn Tower located at 2565 Larsen Rd. across from the Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/4/2014

Contact: Lt. Nick Craig

Public Information Officer

Desk (920) 448-3293 Cell (920) 621-1933

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/4/2014

Incident Type: Duplex Fire

Incident Address: 1234 N. Platten

Incident Time: 1:26PM

Incident Description: 2-story duplex

Cause of Fire: Currently under investigation

Origin of Fire: Second floor bedroom

Estimated Dollar Loss: $25,000

Injuries: No injuries

Number of People Displaced: 4 people total (2 adults and 2 children displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting in finding them shelter.

Media Release

News Release

Contact Info: Battalion Chief Ed Jarosz

Green Bay Metro Fire Department

Desk (920) 448-3274

221 Huth St. Fire

Green Bay, WI, January 16, 2014—The Green Bay Metro Fire Department Fire received a call to 221 Huth St. (Nicolet Apartments) at 8:06am this morning for the report of a vehicle on fire in the underground parking garage of the complex. Fire crews arrived to find a 68 unit apartment complex with smoke coming from the garage door that led to the parking area. Residents were evacuated and the fire was called under control after 1 hour and 40 minutes. Access to the fire and poor visibility were obstacles that fire crews had to overcome but they were able to contain the fire to the parking area. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was utilized due to the size of the building and location of the fire. MABAS provided extra resources to assist with this fire.

At this time the fire is currently under investigation and the area of origin appears to be in the underground parking area. A damage estimate is not available at this time but. Many of the residents in this apartment complex will be able to return to their apartments later this afternoon and have been sheltered at Preble High School with the assistance of the American Red Cross. Residents that lived in the 24 apartments directly above the parking garage will not be able to return for several days as the building’s structural integrity needs to be inspected.

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Media Release

News Release

Contact Info: Lt. Nick Craig
Public Information
Green Bay Metro Fire Department

D (920) 448-3293 C (920) 621-1933

Holiday Wreath Program Wraps Up

Green Bay, WI, January 2, 2014—The Green Bay Metro Fire Department has concluded the Holiday Wreath Program with a total of 17 residential home fires from November 28th, 2013 thru January 1st, 2014. Eight of the 17 fires were caused by unattended cooking. Two chimney fires occurred, a dryer fire, three were electrical in nature, one cigarette fire in a trash can, and two are still under investigation.

Cooking appliances, most commonly a stove or range, are the leading cause of home fires in the United States. Not surprisingly, they also rank number 1 for fire related injuries in the home.

Almost all cooking fires could be prevented if you follow some simple safety tips;

  • Stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking
  • If you have to walk away from the stove to answer the door, for example, turn the burners on low or preferably off and throw a towel over your shoulder as a reminder that you are cooking.
  • Having a working smoke alarm will help to ensure that in the event that a fire does start, you will have plenty of time to take action.
  • If a grease fire should happen to start on the stove, turn the burner off and place a lid or cookie sheet over the burning pan. DO NOT move the pan.

Winter months are especially dangerous for fires in our climate. The number one cause of fires is heating equipment during December, January, and February. Tips are as follows;

  • Have your furnace inspected by a licensed technician annually. He or she will make sure that your furnace is running efficiently and check it out for damage and leaks which could lead to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Have your fireplace chimney inspected on a yearly basis. Soot buildup can easily cause a chimney fire. A “chimney sweeping log” does not remove soot or creosote from a chimney.
  • Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer. Place a CO detector in your home to warn you of a heating appliance malfunction.
  • Ensure that you have a working smoke detector on each level of your home.

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 12/29/2013

Contact: Robert Wiegert

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 12/29/2013

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1334 Rona Lane. Green Bay WI 54313

Incident Time: 23:08

Incident Description: Dryer Fire in a Split Level, Single Family residence

Cause of Fire: Dryer Fire

Origin of Fire: Basement

Estimated Dollar Loss: $1000

Injuries: No Injuries

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Dryer was destroyed and smoke damage throughout the structure.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 12/28/2013

Contact: Drew Spielman

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 12/28/2013

Incident Type: Kitchen Fire

Incident Address: 822 Lime Kiln Road

Incident Time: 18:23

Incident Description: Fire on stove top with extension to area above.

Cause of Fire: Unattended cooking

Origin of Fire: Kitchen

Estimated Dollar Loss: $8000

Injuries: No injuries

Number of People Displaced: 3

For Immediate Release

Date: 12/18/2013

Contact: Robert Wiegert

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 12/18/2013

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1188 Shawano Ave.

Incident Time: 15:45

Incident Description: Fire in a 4 stall, attached garage.

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by GBMFD Fire Marshal’s Office

Origin of Fire: Attached garage

Estimated Dollar Loss: $12,000

Injuries: No Injuries

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: No extension into the apartment building. Garage contained 2 vehicles.

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 12/16/2013

Contact: Robert Goplin

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 12/16/2013

Incident Type: Fire

Incident Address: 1136 Harvey St.

Incident Time: 1837 hours

Incident Description: 2 story, 3 unit residential structure

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by Fire Marshal’s Office

Origin of Fire: 2nd floor

Estimated Dollar Loss: $30,000

Injuries: 2 civilian injuries

Number of People Displaced: 8

Additional Information: One dog died as a result of the fire.