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Jerry Biggart

Fire Department

If you happened to be listening to National Public Radio on the morning of Friday, May 25th you heard Lieutenant Jerry Biggart of the Oak Creek Fire Department talking about training our local dispatchers to give CPR instructions over the phone during 911 calls, an action that increases the survival rate and the future quality of life for patients.

Oak Creek’s pre-arrival CPR training is leading a push nationally to get all dispatch/communication centers across the U.S. to provide this vital life-saving information to citizens, and Oak Creek leads the way in Milwaukee County in providing this service.

Jerry is a 13 year veteran of the Oak Creek Fire Department, after serving as assistant Chief in the City of Brookfield from 1996-1999. A Lomira High School graduate, with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Department Management from Southern Illinois University, Jerry is a paramedic and an important asset to our Fire Department, one of the most well-respected departments in the State. He cites Oak Creek’s aggressive attitude toward training as one of the biggest reasons why he chose to work in Oak Creek.

“I like the fact that we invest in the latest and most effective equipment and training practices, which makes Oak Creek the gold standard and a leader in public safety,” he said. “We get the best of the best, and it shows by the high level of service we provide.”

Jerry also serves on the EMS Board for the State of Wisconsin, which provides recommendations directly to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, improving public safety beyond the scope of his job in Oak Creek.

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