Fire & Rescue News

     

    Fire & Rescue Department Review and Assessment

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI – October 7, 2019 — The Village of Pleasant Prairie contracted McGrath Consulting Group, Inc. to conduct an audit of the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department. The audit included current McGrath Consultingoperations, staffing, and fiscal resources of the Fire & Rescue Department. McGrath Consulting presented their report during the Village Board meeting on Monday, October 7.

    Download the Fire Study Report

     McGrath Consulting highlighted that the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department is a well-run, highly trained, organized department. The Fire Department has strived to keep up with the growth of the community. The consultants made recommendations for a new fire station, staffing measures, and fire apparatus replacements for the Village of Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department.

    In making the determination of what adequate staffing should be, the consultants analyzed the workload which includes incident totals, training, apparatus maintenance, public education assignments, pre-planning, fire inspections and other scheduled activities, and the community risk profile. It is rare that fire departments have staffing that exceeds their needs. The consultants believe increasing the minimum staffing for each station from three to five would be beneficial to the community and the fire department personnel. Station #1 current minimum and maximum staffing is three personnel, therefore the recommendation is for two personnel a day for each of the three shifts for a total of six new personnel. Station #2 current minimum staffing is three personnel but the current maximum is five personnel. The new staffing model would be five personnel at Stations #1 & #2 and three personnel at Station #3. Station #3 would be considered a “jump company” where the crew would respond in an ambulance or engine based on the incident needs.

    The consultants stated that the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department apparatus overall is in good shape. All the Department’s Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) ambulances are state-of-the-art and contain all the necessary lifesaving equipment. The Department recently replaced an aged aerial fire truck with a new ladder/tower in 2017.

    The consultants recommended the purchase of both an aerial ladder “Quint” for Station #1 in addition to a Rescue Pumper. The Rescue Pumper is a type of fire vehicle that carries specialized rescue equipment and still functions as an engine/pumper.

















    Village of Pleasant Prairie | All Rights Reserved | Powered by CivicLive | © 2019 Intrado Corporation.