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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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As seen around … Milwaukee

This from Crabby Milton:

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

Milwaukee FD fire engine

Crabby Milton photo

Milwaukee FD fire engine

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Milwaukee FD fire engine

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Milwaukee FD rescue squad

Crabby Milton photo

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16th Great Milwaukee Fire Muster

This from Asher Heimermann:

The 16th Great Milwaukee Fire Muster was held Saturday, June 27th at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Oak Creek campus. Antique and present-day firefighting apparatus was on display including Milwaukee Fire Department’s Special Teams (Dive, HAZMAT, Structural Collapse). There were emergency service demonstrations and a flea market. A Flight for Life helicopter made an appearance in the morning.

The event was held in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ convention.

Cudahay fire engine

Asher Heimermann photo

Milwaukee Fire Department collapse rescue squad

Asher Heimermann photo

Milwaukee Fire Department Rescue 1

Asher Heimermann photo

Pierce mini pumper

Asher Heimermann photo

1975 Pirsch fire engine

Asher Heimermann photo

antique fire engine at a muster

Asher Heimermann photo

This from Crabby Milton:

Good Afternoon. Here are several pictures from the Great Milwaukee Muster. It was a great time and good turn out this year.
Thank You again for that great site.
1937 CHEVROLET DARLEY fire engine

1937 CHEVROLET DARLEY. Crabby Milton photo

1942 FORD PIRSCH fire engine

1942 FORD PIRSCH. Crabby Milton photo

1963 PIRSCH fire engine ex. Racine

1963 PIRSCH ex. Racine. Crabby Milton photo

1963 WARD LaFRANCE fire engine ex Racine

1963 WARD LaFRANCE ex Racine. Crabby Milton photo

1972 PIRSCH fire engine ex Minneapolis

1972 PIRSCH ex Minneapolis. Crabby Milton photo

1975 PIRSCH that served Kenosha

1975 PIRSCH that served Kenosha. Crabby Milton photo

2007 PIERCE ENFORCER that serves the Milwaukee suburb of South Milwaukee

2007 PIERCE ENFORCER that serves the Milwaukee suburb of South Milwaukee. Crabby Milton photo

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Menomonee Falls Safety Fair

This from Asher Heimermann … a bit farther north of the border

A number of fire and police departments participated in the Menomonee Falls Safety Fair held on Saturday, September 13th in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Firefighters held three demonstrations: extrication, side-by-side burn and car fire. In addition, a number of fire trucks and ambulances were on display including Milwaukee Fire, Germantown Fire, Butler Fire and Lannon Fire as well as the Milwaukee Fire Bell Club.
Flight for Life medical helicopter made an appearance as well as a number of law enforcement agencies including Menomonee Falls Police, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin DNR.
house fire demonstration

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car fire demonstration

Asher Heimermann photo

Milwaukee Fire Bell canteen unit

Asher Heimermann photo

Milwaukee fire truck photo

Asher Heimermann photo

Milwaukee fire truck photo

Asher Heimermann photo

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As seen around … (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

I found the listing for the Milwaukee ambo that is for sale in Robbins

old Milwaukee ambulance for sale

Brindlee Mountain photo

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As seen around … (more)

This update from Bill Friedrich in response to the used Milwaukee ladder truck for sale

here is a shot of MFD Ladder 24. This goes along with my reply to the blog on rigs found at a junkyard in Robbins

The last assignment for this Milwaukee Tuck Company was 24. Also served at Ladder 13 (original assignment) and Ladder 16. Shop # 403 1999 Pierce Dash 105?

photo of Milwaukee Fire Department ladder truck

Former Milwaukee FD Truck 24, a 1999 Pierce Dash 105′ rear mount 0/0. Bill Friedrich photo

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As seen around …

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

The truck dealer at 138th and Pulaski in Robbins once again has some “new” rigs in his yard.
The truck is an X-Milwaukee, Wis. and I’m not sure about the ambo, but maybe it’s Milwaukee also.
Dennis
used ambulance for sale

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

used Milwaukee fire truck for sale

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Milwaukee Fire Show 7-13-13 (more)

From Dan Shevlin:

Saturday July 13th

Milwaukee Fire Muster

Nice weather made for a great day . Here are some of my shots .

Milwaukee Fire Muster

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Milwaukee Fire Muster

Dan Shevlin photo

Milwaukee Fire Muster

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Milwaukee Fire Muster

Dan Shevlin photo

Milwaukee Fire Muster

Dan Shevlin photo

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Milwaukee Fire Show 7-13-13

From Matt Tessler

fire truck picture

Milwaukee tower ladder. Matt Tessler photo

Pierce Velocity fire truck

North Shore Fire Rescue quint. Matt Tessler photo

Flight For Life

Flight For Life. Matt Tessler photo

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Milwaukee 911 dispatch center fire

This from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

A small smoke electrical fire in a power closet located at the ground level of the Milwaukee County Courthouse has caused a power failure to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s communications center.

The communications center is running on back-up power. All 911 calls are being transferred to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s communications center where Milwaukee dispatchers have also been reassigned.

The Milwaukee County Courthouse and Public Safety Building will be closed Monday and Tuesday, after a fire Saturday knocked out power, caused more than a half-million dollars in damage and forced county dispatchers to move to Waukesha County to field 911 calls.

The fire began at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a large basement utility room with numerous electrical systems inside. Fire officials estimated the cost of the damage to the building at $368,000, and the property damage inside was estimated at $150,000.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has been operating under its emergency plan, with dispatchers fielding 911 calls from the Waukesha County communications center, Capt. Scott Stiff said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the county’s emergency calls would have to be dispatched out of Waukesha County. Abele said public safety has not been compromised, and that there has been no drop in 911 service.

Investigators have determined it was an accidental fire, Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski said Sunday, and an electrical fire of this scope can pose problems for firefighters.

The electrical system failed and caused power to fail for a large area of downtown, including the responding fire station, which had a generator to power its garage doors so crews could respond within several minutes, he said.

We Energies arrived to help. The courthouse has backup generators, but those, too, had to be shut down while firefighters worked.

“(The generators) will kill us just the same as regular power,” Lipski said.

The bunker-like nature of the room where the fire started helped prevent the flames from spreading quickly, but it also meant firefighters had poor access to the room and ventilation. Crews used dry chemicals and carbon dioxide extinguishers and had the flames under control by 2:12 p.m.

The jail portion of the courthouse complex was secure the entire time, Lipski said. Crews worked with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Milwaukee Police Department and We Energies to make sure no one was inside near the fire and other smoke-filled rooms.

“What is different about that building, even though it was on a Saturday, is the potential for a prisoner to be in that building who cannot self-evacuate. It raises the concern level quite a bit,” Lipski said.

The last firefighters left the courthouse shortly after 4 p.m. Lipski said he did not recall the last time such a large fire occurred at the courthouse.

Thanks Chris

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