The South Milwaukee Fire Department has filed its 2011 Annual Report, and it provides a great snapshot into all the work the department does throughout the course of a year.
Check out the report, dedicated to the victims of 9-11 and the firefighters who fought to save them, here. The South Milwaukee City Council accepted the report at its meeting Tuesday.
One key statistic: The total number of incidents the department responded to (2,968) stayed basically static from 2010 (and the year earlier).
The report, however, is much more than numbers. More than anything, it celebrates the people that make the department what it is – and why we should be so thankful for their tireless work.
I encourage you to read it, and post your comments below.
In other news, the department recently went through the Insurance Services Office certification process and saw its rating improve from a five to a four.
ISO collects and evaluates information from communities across the country on their “fire suppression capabilities.” Insurance companies in part base their rental, commercial and industrial rates on these ISO findings. So a lower number can mean lower rates … and that’s a practical reason to celebrate this improvement. Even more importantly, however, this report validates the work our department is doing.
See the full ISO report here.