Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/7/2014

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 10/7/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1700 Western Ave

Incident Time: 21:19

Incident Description: Fire in the wall where it meets 2nd floor porch.

Cause of Fire: Careless disposal of smoking materials.

Origin of Fire: 2nd floor porch and wall.

Estimated Dollar Loss: $1,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Apartment building. Fire in the wall from floor to ceiling. Crews extinguished the fire before it reached the attic.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/7/2014

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 10/7/2014

Incident Type: Garage Fire

Incident Address: 230 Allard Ave.

Incident Time: 15:36

Incident Description: Detached 2-stall garage. Fire on the outside wall with minor extension into the soffit and interior.

Cause of Fire: Unattended recreational fire

Origin of Fire: Exterior wall of detached garage.

Estimated Dollar Loss: $3000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Hot embers from recreational fire ignited nearby combustibles in a plastic bin placed next to exterior wall of garage.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 6/27/2014

Contact: Mark Plate

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 6/27/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 2551 Dunbar Ln

Incident Time: 0048 hrs

Incident Description: Fire in a single family structure

Cause of Fire: Still under investigation by the Green Bay Metro Fire Marshal’s office

Origin of Fire: Rear of structure

Estimated Dollar Loss: Structure is total loss

Injuries: no injuries reported

Number of People Displaced: 3 people displaced

Additional Information: Two residents self evacuated after being awakened by smoke detectors. Fire crews on their arrival found large amount of fire coming from the exterior rear of the structure. Home is total loss.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/30/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/30/2014

Incident Type: Water Rescue

Incident Address: Main Street at Roosevelt

Incident Time: 16:56

Incident Description: Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded for a report of a car in the water. GBMFD units on scene reported the vehicle was submerged. GBMFD personnel entered the water, located the submerged vehicle, and affected the rescue of the male occupant. Victim was transported to St. Vincent Hospital.

Cause of Fire: N/A

Origin of Fire: N/A

Estimated Dollar Loss: N/A

Injuries: N/A

Number of People Displaced: 6

Additional Information: 6 Adults were displaced due to damage to exit stairs of their apartment building. The exit stairs were struck by the vehicle entering the water.

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/5/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/5/2014

Incident Type: School Bus Accident

Incident Address: Burns Ave. at Aspen Ln.

Incident Time: 11:38

Incident Description: A school bus with 18 Head Start children on board left Aspen Ave. and struck a tree limb causing significant damage to the passenger side roof area of the bus. All children on board were seat belted. All 18 children were assessed by GBMFD personnel and were released to their guardians. No children were transported to the hospital.

Cause of Fire: N/A

Origin of Fire: N/A

Estimated Dollar Loss: N/A

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: N/A

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/2/2014

Contact: Mark Plate

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/2/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 944 Howard St

Incident Time: 0317 hrs

Incident Description: A fire by the rear exterior door of a two story single family residence

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by the Green Bay Metro Fire Marshal’s Office

Origin of Fire: Rear of structure

Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000

Injuries: one adult and two children taken to hospital for precautionary measures

Number of People Displaced: three

Additional Information: After fire crews arrived fire was quickly extinguished and three people were rescued from the structure.

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.