Celebrate Americafest News Release

GBMFD Wants You To Celebrate Safety During Celebrate Americafest

 

July 1, 2015 Green Bay, WI--  The Green Bay Metro Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time while celebrating Independence Day downtown.  The following are keys to ensuring an enjoyable celebration:

 

  • No fireworks are to be brought into the festival grounds.
  • No drones will be permitted in, around, or over the festival grounds.
  • Keep a close watch of children near the river.
  • Plan ahead for the weather.  Dress appropriately, stay hydrated, and use sunscreen.  Alcohol will dehydrate you.
  • Seek shade to cool off.

 

 

For those considering using consumer fireworks at home to celebrate:

 

  • Consumer fireworks cause over 17,000 fires, 11,000 injuries, and $32 million in damages in the US every year.
  • In 2013, sparklers were the cause of 40% of all reported injuries.  They burn at over 12000 degrees F.
  • 0-4 years old has the highest risk for fireworks injuries followed by children 10-14 years old.
  • In the past several years be have had 2 home fires and a garage fire caused by fireworks.

 

 

 

The best way to keep safe this 4th of July is to leave the fireworks to the professionals.  Enjoy your local fireworks show put on by your town, city, or village. 

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/10/2015

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/10/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire ***Correction***

Incident Address: 1000 Christiana not 1100 Christiana

Incident Time: 02:58

Incident Description:

Cause of Fire:

Origin of Fire:

Estimated Dollar Loss:

Injuries:

Number of People Displaced:

Additional Information: Correction to the address from prior press release. Correct address is 1000 Christiana not 1100 .

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/10/2015

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/10/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1100 Christiana St.

Incident Time: 02:58

Incident Description: Fire in wall and rear door frame of 2 story residence

Cause of Fire: Undetermined but not suspicious

Origin of Fire: Wall/door frame

Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Owner returned home and found fire around the back door. He woke his son and they evacuated the house. Fire contained to the area of origin with smoke damage in the house.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/5/2015

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/5/2015

Incident Type: Fire in a High Rise residential apartment

Incident Address: 400 N. Monroe

Incident Time: 06:04:58

Incident Description: Fire on the third floor of a 10 story residential apartment building. Building has 197 apartments and 170 tenants. Fire contained to one apartment. Crews found heavy smoke on the east wing of the third floor, with a fire in the kitchen of one apartment. All tenants safely evacuated, seven tenants were sheltered in place due to physical limitations. All tenants were able to return to their apartments except for the fire apartment.

Cause of Fire: Combustibles left on the stove top

Origin of Fire: Stove top

Estimated Dollar Loss: $40,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: 1 person can not stay in their apartment

Additional Information: Never leave combustibles on your stove top, even if you rarely use it. Never leave cooking unattended.

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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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

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 4/28/2015

Contact: Robert Goplin

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 4/27/2015

Incident Type: Structure fire in multi-family apartment building

Incident Address: 1011 N. Danz

Incident Time: 23:44:46

Incident Description: Units called to a multi-unit apartment building for a structure fire. On scene, first arriving units found fire in the basement. Fire traveled through the walls of the structure and spread through the attic. Heavy fire and smoke damage throughout the building.

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

Origin of Fire: Basement

Estimated Dollar Loss: Undetermined at this time

Injuries: No civilian or Firefighter injuries

Number of People Displaced: All occupants are displaced, number being determined.

Additional Information: Building occupants are being cared for by the Red Cross at a nearby school.

 

 

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 4/12/2015

Contact: Drew Spielman

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 4/12/2015

Incident Type: Vegetation Fire

Incident Address: 1587 Military Ave

Incident Time: Approx 15:15

Incident Description: See below.

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Origin of Fire:

Estimated Dollar Loss: No dollar loss

Injuries: No Firefighter or civilian injuries

Number of People Displaced: 0

Additional Information: Green Bay Metro Fire was initially dispatched to the Ken Euers Park on North Military for a brush fire. Due to high winds and dry conditions the fire was advancing rapidly. Battalion Chief 411 used the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) to bring in area departments to assist with extinguishment. Crews were successful in keeping the fire from spreading west along the bay and threatening structures. Crews operated for several hours to put out numerous hot spots. Approx 30 acres burned. Area departments who assisted on scene were Howard, Suamico, Lawrence, Hobart, New Franken, and Bellevue. The DNR also assisted with an airplane for air recon.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/22/2015

Contact: Robert Goplin

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/22/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 321 Moon Valley Drive

Incident Time: 12:22

Incident Description: Chimney fire with extension to roof

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

Origin of Fire: Fireplace chimney

Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000

Injuries: 1 minor Firefighter injury

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Have your fireplace chimney regularly inspected by a professional chimney contractor.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/16/2015

Contact: Drew Spielman

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/15/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1373 and 1375 Mather Street

Incident Time: 21:08

Incident Description: Single story duplex with center garages involved in fire.

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

Origin of Fire: Garages

Estimated Dollar Loss: Undermined at this time.

Injuries: 2 Civilian injuries that were treated and released at the scene.

Number of People Displaced: 6

Additional Information: GBMFD crews were dispatched to the report of a garage fire at 1373 Mather. Upon arrival crews found the center garages fully involved in fire with extension to both living units. Crews conducted an aggressive attack and brought the fire under control in 10 minutes. There is extensive damage to both living units, and they are uninhabitable. The Red Cross is assisting the families of both units.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/9/2015

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

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

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/9/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1950 ZEISE AVE.

Incident Time: 7:09 PM

Incident Description: Fire on exterior of house

Cause of Fire: Gas grill flared up catching siding on fire

Origin of Fire: Exterior in the back of house

Estimated Dollar Loss: $5000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: 2

Additional Information: Exterior siding caught fire with some extension to the framework of the house.