Battalion Chief Eric Jeltema began his career with Green Bay Metro Fire Department in June 2005. He is a graduate of FVTC with an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technician. He then obtained his EMT-Paramedic certification from NWTC prior to his hire. While employed at GBMFD, he obtained his Bachelors of Applied Studies in Fire & Emergency Response Management from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was promoted to the position of Battalion Chief in August 2020. He holds many state and National Fire Academy Certifications.
He is happily married to his wife, Erin, since 2008. He has three children ages 13, 11, and 9. He enjoys camping, attending his kids sporting events, and many other social and sporting activities.
BC Jeltema is currently the west side Battalion on B shift. He has created and is currently overseeing GBMFD's Drone Team, incident action planning, and radios.