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Congratulations Chief!Today the Fire and Police Commission swore in the seventeenth Fire Chief of the City of Milwaukee, Aaron D. Lipski. Lipski has been with the MFD for 24 years, continuing a family legacy which has brought key players to the department over the course of 100 years. CONGRATULATIONS, Chief! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Chief!

Congrats Chief

Make us proud!!

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Congrats Aaron. From Craig steffen family

Way to go!!!!! 💙💙💙

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ATTENTION: Women pursuing an education and career in the fire service or other peripheral fields, applications are currently being accepted for The Kristin Ciganek-Schroeder Memorial Scholarship!

Applications may be obtained via our website.

Deadline is July 1st!

#IgniteTheSpiritMKE

#SupportYOURFirefighters
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On June 7, 2018, at approximately 5:00 P.M., Officer Charles (Chuckie) Irvine Jr. and his partner observed a vehicle driving recklessly as it traveled eastbound on West Silver Spring Drive near North 91st Street. The officers attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle by activating the squad’s lights and sirens; however, the suspect’s vehicle refused to pull over and began to elude officers. A vehicle pursuit subsequently began and as the suspect’s vehicle approached 7600 West Silver Spring Drive the squad car lost control and rolled over. Officer Irvine Jr., who was 23 years old, tragically lost his life in the squad accident.

The suspect involved in the vehicle pursuit was apprehended by Milwaukee Police and sentenced to 30 years in prison for his involvement in Officer Irvine’s death.

Although Officer Irvine Jr. is no longer with us, his life and legacy will forever live on. Thank you Officer Irvine Jr. for your dedication and ultimate sacrifice to the City of Milwaukee and to the Milwaukee Police Department.

We Remember.
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Prayers to family and friends

Today Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Local 215 worked in partnership with Fishing has no Boundaries MKE. Fishing Has no Boundaries gives people with disabilities an opportunity to go fishing out on charter boats. Local 215 Milwaukee Firefighters were used to assist movement of people and their wheelchairs on and off the boats. ... See MoreSee Less

Today Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Local 215 worked in partnership with Fishing has no Boundaries MKE. Fishing Has no Boundaries gives people with disabilities an opportunity to go fishing out on charter boats. Local 215 Milwaukee Firefighters were used to assist movement of people and their wheelchairs on and off the boats.Image attachmentImage attachment

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It was a wonderful day and big thank you to the firefighters to help make sure everyone was transferred safely. You all are awesome!

We really appreciate your time and assistance with the event. Making sure the participants are transferred safely is a top priority. Thanks for making that happen and we look forward to working with you again next year!

Thank you much to the crews of local 215. Was awesome they came out to assist the participants that needed help! Secondly they went above and beyond to go to McKinley after a boat broke down/towed in and offloaded the participant there. Again greatly appreciate your assitance in this event and being a outreach/shining example to the local community.

What a wonderful opportunity!

Thank you to everyone.

That was one of my favorite volunteer events. Can't wait for next year!

Wow, that's awesome! ♥️🎣

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This week is National EMS week and we salute the extremely hardworking and dedicated members of the Milwaukee Fire Department.  

Every single Milwaukee Firefighter is also an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) trained in lifesaving skills. Milwaukee is very lucky because we also have Paramedic Firefighters that are trained to offer an even higher level of care to our citizens.

The city of Milwaukee averages well over 1000 medical calls every single week.  Our members step up for every last one, whether it be delivering a baby (pictured below), a trauma, or a heart attack we answer the call.
To all our brothers and sisters!!!
Awesome save by a Firefighter on Ladder 1!  Look closely, you will see a pup being brought to his owners following a structure fire yesterday.
It is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week!  We thank you for everything you do this week and always!
We have awesome news to share on behalf of an organization that directly benefits your firemen who get sick or injured while protecting the city!

Ignite The Spirit-Milwaukee  is a finalist in WaterStone Bank's $100,000 special giving campaign.
 
Earlier this year, individuals were able to nominate a nonprofit who they believe deserves to receive the awarded funds (5 nonprofits will receive a piece of the $100,000), and we made the cut! 🎉 
 
You may vote daily during the entire month of April!  

Vote for them here:
 
https://www.wsbonline.com/form/100th-anniversary-contest-vote

A huge thank you to WaterStone Bank for this amazing opportunity. ❤️
 
P.S. Follow WaterStone Bank  for updates!
 
#ignitethespirit #ignitethespiritmke #waterstonebank #peoplefirst #community #donate #nonprofit #give #giving #finalist #supportyourfirefighters #milwaukee
Happy Easter from the Milwaukee Fire Department. Stay safe brothers and sisters.
7 days in the life of the Milwaukee Fire Department 🔥 🚒
It’s a good time to check your smoke alarms! If you do not have a smoke alarm call the Milwaukee Fire Department hotline to receive one (414)286-8980.
Milwaukee Firefighters rescued and revived this lucky pooch today from a fire. The pup and his owners have been reunited.  
Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
March 1st is Self-injury Awareness Day also known as Self-Harm Awareness Day. Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association Local 215 is filled with members who are sensitive, empathetic and compassionate. We are trained to recognize and help support people going through crisis. Please read the info graphic below and reach out for help if you need it!
Photo Credit: USFiR Fire Photography (Charlie Lockwood / Tyler Tobolt)
When it’s 0 degrees outside, we are still there for the citizens of Milwaukee. The thin layer of ice forming around this firefighter’s helmet yesterday illustrates how cold it was!

Photo Credit: Scott Carnahan
Today marks 1 year since we had to say goodbye to our brother Darrin Jones. Please take a second out of your day to help us celebrate his legacy and honor his commitment to our city. Thank-you.
Make sure to try and stay off the roads today. And when it's time to shovel help your neighbors and take time to shovel out your fire hydrants!
Make sure the hydrant near your home is clear.
Please remember to shovel out fire hydrants near your home, it could save lives.
Photo credit Scott Carnahan
Photo credit Scott Carnahan
Photo credit Scott Carnahan
Photo credit Scott Carnahan
Hard work on a cold night.
Merry Christmas to all of our dedicated firefighters that are working today and everyday.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Milwaukee Fire Department!  These 43 brave men and women graduate from the Fire Academy today.  They have poured their blood, sweat, and I guarantee a few tears into learning what it takes to be a Milwaukee Firefighter!  Continue to learn and grow into this amazing career.
The firefighters at Engine 8 took it upon themselves to collect toys and grocery gift cards to donate to families in need.  This is the true spirit of the season!
#Family
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24/7, 365 we have you covered!  
The Milwaukee Fire Department provides such a valuable service to the city and is always here to serve. 

Photo credit: Scott Carnahan
Today we honor our Veterans.  The Milwaukee Fire Department has many members that have served and continue to serve their country and now community.  Thank you!
Happy Halloween 🎃 🔥  🚒
Did you know that The Milwaukee Fire Department responds to not only fires, but medical calls.  Every firefighter is also a trained EMT and we also have Paramedics.  Working in a big city our firefighters are always busy and working hard for the residents of Milwaukee.
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