Fire Chief's Message
I am honored to serve as the City of Milwaukee Fire Department's 16th Fire Chief. It is a pleasure for me to take this position and be an asset to the department in this capacity. I could not pass up the opportunity to lead a department in a City I truly admire and am excited to be working in. It is great to be able to come and head another outstanding department that is known as a world-class organization. I am obliged to lead a group of passionate, dedicated firefighting personnel whom are committed to uphold the stellar reputation the Milwaukee Fire Department has with its constituents of the community.
It is also a privilege to work with the residents of the City of Milwaukee and to contribute to their overall safety. I am passionate about community outreach and establishing a proactive department rather than a reactive department. It is important to educate the community about fire safety and prevention. As we service you and come into your home to proivde the utmost care, we also have a commitment to keep you abreast of fire safety measures and protocols you can implement to ensure the safety of you and your family. We will continue to work harder to uphold that commitment and to prevent each of you from suffering the effects of a potential fire.
As we move forward as a department and a City, I look forward to the great things we shall accomplish together, and the accomplishments that have already been achieved. The Milwaukee Fire Department will continue its custom to provide the best fire suppression and emergency medical services to the City, and in the country.
Mark A. Rohlfing
MFD Fire Chief