• Refine Search

  • All Results


Being a Firefighter with the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) is about more than putting out fires.  The MFD’s focus on prevention, education, emergency medical and other emergency services means that you’ll be of service to your community every day, often helping people at their times of greatest need.  If you’re a person with compassion and bravery and want to do meaningful work that makes a difference, consider a career with the Milwaukee Fire Department.  Feel free to rech out to our recruitment team via tex message at 414-519-6190.  This is a live text number that allows one of our recruitment staff to answer your questions directly.

Now Hiring Milwaukee Firefighters!

"Your Community, Your Career"

Apply Here 

Why choose a career with the Milwaukee Fire Department?

  • To make positive changes in your community.

    •  You are committing to a lifetime of learning, protecting and better your community.  Your integrity and honor will guide you in assisting people on their worst day.
  • To earn a competitive salary.

    • Paid training while in the academy will be granted to candidates hired onboard at a salary of $38,412.60.
    • After graudating the academy salary increses to $51,216.80 per year.  It will continue to increase until it reaches $85,240.27
  • To have a secure pension and retirement.

    • A fully funded, vested pension system; available at age 52 with 25 years of service or age 57 with no service minimum.
  • To further your education.

    • You'll have access to tuition and textbook reimbursement of up to $925 per year and your educational achievements will be rewarded with annual bonus payments.  Members of MFD continually train to remain current with medical standards, fire suppression tactics, and new vehicle thechnologies. 
  • For opportunity for promotion and advancement.

    • Supervisory positions are filled through internal promotion.  The maximum annual salary for a Fire Captain, for example, is $95,350.25.
  • To use your talents and skills to their potential.

    • MFD members serve in a variety of roles and specialties from the Dive Rescue Team to the Hazardous Materials Team and the Fire Investigation Unit. 
  • When are applications open?

    • Firefighter applications are currently open!  If you have any questions please text us at (414) 519-6190. 

More Information


Milwaukee Fire Department Logo


Sign up for Email or Text Message Alerts for Job Openings

If you wish to receive email notifications about protective service jobs with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments such as police officer, firefighter, or 911 operator, please sign up for the Milwaukee E-Notify system and select MFD Career Opportunities and/or MPD Career Opportunities. You can also sign up for alerts for other job opportunites with the City of Milwaukee by using the E-Notify system.  


If you wish to receive text message notifications about protective service jobs with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments such as police officer, firefighter, or 911 operator, please text the number below with your full name and the position(s) for which you would like to receive alerts:

(414) 519-6190


This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System