Welcome to the Milwaukee Fire Department

Stay Home MKE

Your Milwaukee Fire Department has been extremely busy in preparing for the increase of medical requests for help related to the COVID-19 and stands ready. Please help stop the spread of the virus by staying home and going out into the public only when absolutely necessary.      

As always, if you have an emergency, please call 911.

COVID-19 Resources

The Milwaukee Fire Department continues to be guided by the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department regarding best practices for protecting our members and preventing the spread of the virus. For more information regarding COVID-19, the following are resources for you to use:

Many City of Milwaukee offices have limited hours or are closed for walk-in services. Please check online or call before arriving.   milwaukee.gov/CityServicesCOVID19

Questions about the Coronavirus? Call 2-1-1 for assistance. Health professionals will answer your questions. milwaukee.gov/coronavirus

smoke alarm installation

Smoke Alarm Hotline

City of Milwaukee residents who are in need of a smoke alarm can call the Smoke Alarm Hotline. Fire department personnel will come and install one, free of charge.

The hotline number is: 414-286-8980




Hands-Only CPR:  Two Steps to Staying Alive

Hands-Only CPR:  Two Steps to Staying Alive

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an "out-of-hospital" setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park).  It consists of two easy steps:  1) Call 911 (or send someone to do that) and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.





NOW HIRING! Fire Cadet Program

The Milwaukee Fire Department is currently accepting online applications for the 2022 Milwaukee Fire Cadet class. This is a (2) year paid apprenticeship program geared towards young adults 17-19 who are seniors in high school or recently graduated and can work in the U.S. Fire Cadets not only receive a salary with benefits, but earn over 60 college credits along with obtaining their EMT and Paramedic license.

Please click on the link below to complete the online application.










City of Milwaukee Fire Department Chief Mark A. Rohlfing 

Aaron D. Lipski, Fire Chief



Andrew P. Timm, Assistant Chief

Joshua E. Parish, Assistant Chief

Russell Rivard, Assistant Chief

 711 West Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53233

 Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Dispatched Calls for Service

Smoke Alarm Hotline 414-286-8980

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