For more information go to www.mpl.org/SummerReading
10-YEAR OLD GIRL JUMPS FROM WINDOW
TO ESCAPE HOUSE FIRE
AUNT CREDITS MILWAUKEE FIRE DEPARTMENTS
SURVIVE ALIVE HOUSE
The Milwaukee Fire Department
12-10-12 Class of New Milwaukee Firefighters
The Milwaukee Fire Department is pleased to announce the graduation of 27 fire recruits. Each individual graduating spent the past 14 weeks preparing for this moment. The recruits were challenged both physically and mentally throughout their time at the Training Academy so that they would understand what it truly means to part of this great profession. When they report to duty in their firehouses they will represent 25% of that firefighting company. The end of this chapter as recruits leads them into the tremendous privilege and responsibility of being professional firefighters ready to serve the City of Milwaukee with Courage, Integrity, and Honor.
The ceremony was held Thursday March 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Milwaukee Fire Department Training Academy, located at 6680 North Teutonia Avenue in the gymnasium on the first floor. Mayor Tom Barrett and Executive Director of the Fire & Police Commission Michael Tobin spoke in addition to Chief Mark Rohlfing and other Milwaukee Fire Department representatives. The new firefighters have been issued a new style of uniform that the Milwaukee Fire Department will transition to by January 1, 2014.
15-YEAR OLD SAVES MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER FROM HOUSE FIRE
PROJECT STAYING ALIVE CELEBRATES
25,000 STUDENT CONTACTS SINCE 2007
CARSON ACADEMY STUDENTS HELPED US CELEBRATE
Project Staying Alive is a program designed to help reduce violence related injuries to children in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee Public Schools, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital, and
Project Ujima partnered up to develop the curriculum for the class.
This week Project Staying Alive will reach a milestone. Milwaukee firefighters will reach 25,000 student contacts since the program began in 2007. Each year the program has grown and teachers look forward to the return of Project Staying Alive instructors to their classrooms. Milwaukee firefighters teach 6th grade students skills to address anger management and conflict resolution. Ultimately, the goal is to change the attitudes of students about the way they deal with their anger. Firefighters stress the importance of making good decisions that will keep them not only safe as they grow up, but out of trouble so that they can have more opportunities to be successful. Students will realize that the decisions they make now will affect the rest of their lives.
Project Staying Alive was featured in Fire Chief magazine for using Turning Technologies to measure
the audience response in the public education program
To read the article, click the link below
The Milwaukee Fire Department 2011 Annual report is now available for download
Click the picture to download your copy
Click here to download previous annual reports
On March 6, 2012 the Milwaukee Fire Department Museum and Historical Society returned a 1850's hand pumper.
The pumper was on loan from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
VISIT THE PHOTO GALLERY
Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing has a Safety Message to all City of Milwaukee residents about
Winter Safety Tips for Your Home.
Click here to read the message from the Office of the Chief.
MILWAUKEE FIREFIGHTERS TEAM UP WITH NON-PROFIT
TO PROVIDE COATS FOR AREA CHILDREN
American Heart Association ~ American Lung Association ~ Safe Kids ~ National Fire Protection Association
City of Milwaukee Office of Homeland Security ~ Mesothelioma Prognosis ~ Another Hand Foundation