Thursday, March 29, 2012
Position has been unfilled since last May.
The Oak Creek Police and Fire Commission is scheduled to go into closed session to conduct interviews for fire chief, according to an agenda posting. The position has been vacant since Brian Satula retired last May. Tom Rosandich has served as acting fire chief since then. Last month, the Oak Creek Common Council requested the commission move forward on the process to select Satula's permanent replacement. The interviews are scheduled for 7 p.m. today and Monday.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Position has been unfilled since last May.
The Oak Creek Common Council has requested the Police and Fire Commission appoint a permanent fire chief. The fire department has been without one since Brian Satula retired in May. Tom Rosandich has served as acting chief in the time since. Former Mayor Dick Bolender wanted to hold off on naming a permanent chief in light of discussions about consolidation with neighboring communities. But with little progress made on that front, city officials believe it's time to name a permanent replacement for Satula. The council approved the request 6-0 in its meeting Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Carini, Lampe, Satula recognized by the Oak Creek Common Council Tuesday.
The Common Council on Tuesday passed three resolutions honoring former Fire Chief Brian Satula, recent Citizen of the Year winner Frank Carini, and former alderwoman Ann Lampe. Satula retired as fire chief in May and was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to the position of state emergency management administrator. He began his Oak Creek Fire Department career in 1977. Carini was honored at a dinner Friday with this year's Citizen of the Year award. He also serves as school board president and in many volunteer capacities. Lampe recently stepped down from the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission after 10 years. "She served the city in a thorough, conscientious and professional manner," according to the proclamation. It also noted her work…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Former Oak Creek fire chief recently announced retirement from fire department.
Gov. Scott Walker has appointed former Oak Creek Fire Chief Brian Satula to the position of Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator. Wisconsin Emergency Management coordinates disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. Programs include hazard mitigation, warning and communications, emergency police and fire services and disaster response and recovery. "Brian Satula has had a distinguished career in fire services and emergency management," Walker said in a news release. "I know Brian's top priority is protecting our citizens and communities. His extensive experience as a first responder to numerous emergencies including fires, natural disasters and hazardous material spills, and his vast knowledge of …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Mayor praises Satula for innovation, says department is well-respected.
Oak Creek Fire Chief Brian Satula is leaving the Fire Department, Mayor Dick Bolender said Tuesday. Assistant Fire Chief Tom Rosandich has been appointed interim chief, said Bolender, who added that Satula will be around to help with the transition. Satula has not returned a phone call seeking comment. Bolender praised Satula for "innovative ideas" and said the department is highly-regarded within Milwaukee County. "I wish Brian all the luck in the world," Bolender said. "He's a very good man and I hate to see him go."
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
City officials reflect on last summer's storms and are making changes they hope will help with (though not prevent) future flooding.
Mayor Dick Bolender on Tuesday praised Fire Chief Brian Satula and his staff for helping the city get $100,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency - money that can go back into the city's fund for operations. The FEMA dollars account for about 87 percent of costs the city incurred as a result of the storms July 22-23 that dumped more than seven inches of rain in Oak Creek. The city paid out overtime to workers and used equipment with hourly rates, for example. Residents were able to apply for individual assistance last fall. Bolender said Satula and other department employees worked hard on applying for those funds and the city is much better off as a result. Satula, for his part, praised Bolender and city staff for a quick…