It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that we post the passing of our brother Fire Fighter Greg Garza (The Gentle Giant). Greg was a seventeen year veteran of the SAFD and was assigned to AP01 A- Shift. He will be greatly missed by his wife and family as well as his extended SAFD family. Godspeed Greg. We will take it from here Brother. ... See MoreSee Less
Today our PFFW WALTS Conference begins at the Downtown Milwaukee Hilton. Welcoming leaders from 61 Locals, and over 240 Fire and EMS professionals registered! Today is our labor/management initiative and we thank all of our Chief Officers for joining us! ... See MoreSee Less
MFD is extremely proud of our very own Eliza Ortiz, a Milwaukee Fire Department dispatcher who was recognized for successfully guiding a caller through the proper evaluation, airway management, and chest compressions of a patient after the caller found the patient pulseless and not breathing. Mrs. Ortiz kept her composure throughout the call while ensuring the caller did the same during the situation. Not only was she honored Thursday night at MFD's Meritorious Service Awards, she was also selected by state representative LaKeshia Myers as First Responder of the Year and was honored in Madison on October 10th. We are extremely proud of Mrs. Ortiz and all of our amazing dispatchers! ... See MoreSee Less
Very proud of the members of the MFD, the MFD Warm Up Winter Committee, and the generosity of all those who contributed by putting money in the boot this past summer when all of MFD was on the street. An extra special Thank You to Great Lakes Distillery who has been our partner for several years, Operation Warm, and to Milwaukee Radio Group B93,3 who helped us promote our events! We couldn't have done it without all of you!
Because of your efforts, we were able to purchase 6000 new winter coats this year (40,000 to date!!), and give them to 19 schools in the city of Milwaukee. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THIS A REALITY!! ... See MoreSee Less
First Responder recognition day Congratulations Ben Baus. This is a result of an amazing rescue by Rescue 1, a complete team effort from all ranks. We thank you all for your commitment to excellence and your desire to serve. ... See MoreSee Less