Robert C. Whitaker

Station 81
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 414-357-0113, ext. 1152
Chief Whitaker

Chief Robert C. Whitaker was appointed Fire Chief of the North Shore Fire Department on May 6, 2010. Chief Whitaker succeeded David Berousek who retired as the first Fire Chief of the consolidated North Shore Fire Department.

Chief Whitaker was appointed to the Fox Point Fire Department as a career firefighter in 1994. The Fox Point Fire Department consolidated with six other fire departments in the North Shore suburbs of Milwaukee to form the North Shore Fire Department on January 1, 1995. Chief Whitaker has held the positions of Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Fire Lieutenant/Paramedic and Firefighter/Paramedic while with the Department.

Education & Training
He has a Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University.

He serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Milwaukee County Fire Chiefs Association, serves on the Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Education Association's Board and is Credentialed Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. 

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