As reported on the North Shore Professional Firefighters Association (Local 1440) Facebook page yesterday, as of Sept 17th, the ambulance stationed in the Bayside Firehouse has been reduced to limited daytime staffing, presumably due to budgetary issues according to the post.
The Bayside Station (#85), located at 665 E Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, WI 53217, also houses Engine 85 and Tender 85 according to the NSFD website.
Local 1440 notes that all services to the City of Milwaukee remain uninterrupted, yet service within its own area has been reduced as a result.
Link to post below (unable to embed, presumably due to privacy settings)
On July 23, 2019, Menomonee Falls Fire Dept. Command Staff sent a letter to the Village President and Board, concerning a number of incorrect statements made by then Director of Protective Services, Anna Ruzinski, at an earlier Committee of the Whole meeting on July 15th.
A short while ago, we were provided a copy of that letter, and have struggled with whether or not to post it for public review. It is our understanding that the letter was in part furnished to the local media, and is also, in its entirety, subject to Open Records Requests, and no part is intended to be Confidential.
While most of the letter concerns exact statements made by the DPS, there also exists other relevant information pertinent to the ongoing issues in Menomonee Falls, and as such, we have ultimately decided to post it. It is our hope that providing the additional background information it contains will assist their struggle for transparency and positive changes needed to protect the life and property of the Village and its residents/occupants.
While one engine was put back into service yesterday, it appears no further progress in returning rigs to service has been made, and Village representatives only have weak excuses and flimsy promises to investigate why they allowed this to happen.
As reported by firefighters, during the day yesterday and into today, Menomonee Falls fire suppression capacity was reduced to one Engine after its only Truck, 2772, was put Out of Service (OOS) over concerns about its aerial ladder, after only returning from prolonged repairs late last week.
The single Engine in service was to be OOS for a short period today to repair a wheel problem as parts were unavailable yesterday, and it was felt emergency service to correct the problem was unwarranted. Any additional fire capabilities needed will sought through automatic aid and early requests for mutual aid.
In order to provide the best response despite these issues, crews from Stations 2 & 4 were relocated to Station 3 over night, so that the single engine and a BLS ambulance were available to respond from a more centralized location. Paramedic ambulances continued to operate out of Stations 1, 3, and 5 as usual.