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Firefighting Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Milwaukee Fire Department recruitment page where you will find several different ways to join the MFD family. Our dedicated staff of nearly 1000 civilian and sworn personnel provides excellent service to the residents and visitors of the City of Milwaukee 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Our commitment to excellence extends to our volunteers who provide invaluable support to our firefighting and community service efforts. Use the links below to find out how you can contribute to our mission of keeping Milwaukee safe.

  • Fire Cadet - An employment opportunity for high school seniors and recent graduates ages 17-19

  • Firefighter - An employment opportunity for adults

  • Preparation - The training academy can be academically, emotionally and physically demanding.  Click here to learn how to prepare yourself.

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City of Milwaukee Fire Department  

Contact Us

711 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Firehouse Locations

(414) 286-8948

Dispatched Calls for Service

Smoke Alarm Hotline

(414) 286-8980

City of Milwaukee Fire Department Chief Mark A. Rohlfing  

Fire Chief

Mark A. Rohlfing

Phone: (414) 286-8948