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Fatal crash and fire in Milwaukee – 4/20/19

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Milwaukee Police Department was in pursuit of a reckless vehicle Saturday afternoon (4/30/19) when the car crashed into another vehicle and into a house at North 13th Street and Capitol Drive. The impact of the crash led to the engine of the car flying onto the sidewalk several feet away and starting the house on fire.
 
Firefighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department and neighboring North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to the scene for a auto extrication assignment as well as a full assignment for the working fire.
 
The driver of the fleeing car was trapped as the fire spread to the house. He was killed.
 

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3-Alarm fire in Milwaukee, 4-13-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a fire in the Furniture Depot store at 2523 West Lincoln Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side on Saturday, April 13th.
 
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the front of the store engulfed in flames. A second alarm was called before being elevated to a third alarm.
 
The fire completely destroyed the store and damaged nearby businesses and a home.

 

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Fatal crash in Milwaukee, WI – 4-11-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Shortly after 5 PM, a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a reckless vehicle on Interstate 94 south in Milwaukee. The vehicle took off and the pursuit exited at Holt Avenue and continued westbound on Morgan Avenue.
 
The fleeing vehicle struck other vehicles at South 13th Street and Morgan Avenue. The suspect was later arrested after a short foot chase. T The crash left one man dead and at least three people injured.
 
The Milwaukee Fire Department extrication units arrived on scene along with assistance from Bell Ambulance and the Milwaukee Police Department.
 
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Brush fire in Milwaukee, 3-25-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Milwaukee FD Engine 9 requested a full assignment for a brush fire Monday afternoon (3-25-2019) at Havenwoods State Forest on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Additional assistance was requested from North Shore Fire-Rescue, Mequon, and Menomonee Falls fire departments. The fire burned approximately 3 acres. The Milwaukee Fire Department does not have any brush trucks in its fleet.

 

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2-Alarm fire in Milwaukee, 8-18-18

This from Asher Heimermann:

Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire for several hours on Saturday, August 18th at Family Dollar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fire was reported around 3:45 PM at the corner of Hampton Avenue and Teutonia Avenue. The building had a bowstring truss roof. Firefighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department and neighboring North Shore Fire Rescue responded.

Milwaukee Police took one person into custody in connection with the fire.
 

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

Excerpts from Fox6now.com:

With his crews stretched by major fires this week, Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing says he’s recommending deeper cuts to the department’s 2019 budget.

Rohlfing told the Common Council’s Public Safety committee that he’s preparing to eliminate one engine and the 15 positions that go with it. The department must find at least $1.1 million in savings. The proposed cuts for 2019 come on top of reductions in previous years, including the closing of six firehouses since last  year. The head of the firefighters union said the closures were hurting response times.

Rohlfing responded to firefighters’ union president Mike Bongiorno, who said in two recent apartment fires, the Milwaukee Fire Department fell short of a national standard for response times. In one case, an apartment fire near North 39th and West Hopkins streets, witnesses said tenants had to jump from the building to escape the smoke and flames. The department had 21 people on scene eight minutes after the fire call, short of the national standard of 27 people, Bongiorno said.

Rohlfing said that Milwaukee doesn’t have a problem with response times, despite station closures and personnel cuts. His budget proposal will be reviewed over the coming months before it goes to the Milwaukee Common Council in the fall. At the end of Thursday’s committee meeting, city budget director Dennis Yaccarino said there would also be cuts to the Milwaukee Police Department. 

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

Excerpts from tmj4.com:

For the first time in a decade the Milwaukee Fire Department is recruiting applicants for firefighter positions, despite cuts outlined in the mayor’s budget.

The last time Milwaukee fire accepted applications for firefighter positions was 2007.  Over the years when jobs open the Fire and Police Commission go to the list created at that time.  Recruiter Kischa Buford said the commission exhausted the list so it’s time for a new one.

There is no age limit, but applicants have to be 18 to apply, a U.S. Citizen, and possess no felony convictions plus a high school diploma or equivalent.

“We really are looking for great people who are going to be great neighbors and great representatives of the fire department and in turn make great public servants,” said Milwaukee Fire Captain Joshua Parish.

The city of Milwaukee is set to close six fire stations as part of the mayor’s 2018 budget.  There are no layoffs involved, but 75 department vacancies will not be filled.  Parish said the department still needs firefighters.

It’s now a waiting game for hopeful applicants.

Applicants have until Friday at 11:59 p.m. to apply.  An application is here. 

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

List of fire station closures and apparatus removal in Milwaukee.
both pages are downloadable by clicking on them

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

Being a firefighter with the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) is about more than putting out fires.  The MFD’s focus on prevention, education, emergency medical and other emergency services means that you’ll be of service to your community every day, often helping people at their times of greatest need.  If you’re a person with compassion and bravery and want to do meaningful work that makes a difference, consider a career with the Milwaukee Fire Department. 

Why choose a career with the Milwaukee Fire Department?

  • To make positive changes in your community.
    • You will be directly helping people in need every day.
  • To earn a competitive salary.
    • $44,490.37 per year to start.
  • To have a secure pension and retirement.
    • A fully funded, vested pension system; available at age 52 with 25 years of service or age 57 with no service minimum.
  • To further your education.
    • You’ll have access to tuition and textbook reimbursement of up to $925 per year and your educational achievements will be rewarded with annual bonus payments.
  • For opportunity for promotion and advancement.
    • Supervisory positions are filled through internal promotion.  The maximum annual salary for a Fire Captain, for example, is $95,350.25.
  • To use your talents and skills to their potential.
    • MFD members serve in a variety of roles and specialties from the Dive Rescue Team to the Hazardous Materials Team and the Fire Investigation Unit. 

Sign up for our mailing list and our recruiter will let you know when we will be hiring for this position.  We anticipate a recruitment during Fall of 2017. 

 

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We invite you to take a moment to learn more about the Firefighter position and the hiring process.

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As seen around … Milwaukee

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Milwaukee FD training at the Milwaukee Zoo 10/1/15

Milwaukee FD fire engine

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Milwaukee FD fire engine

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Milwaukee FD fire engine

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Milwaukee FD rescue squad

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