235 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (414) 277–7795
Fax: (414) 277–0645
Doors Open 2021 will take place September 25 and 26, offering in person tours. Click here to view all participating sites! Virtual events and online tours will be available to view Sept 25-Oct 3.
The Milwaukee Fire Department, like the city it serves, boasts a long and proud past, rich with diverse details. The department first formed as a volunteer organization in 1837, evolving into a full-time service by 1874. Steeped in pride and tradition, its penchant for innovation is legendary. These traits have characterized legions of brave and skillful professionals whose devotion to duty established the department’s reputation as a leader in protecting lives and property. Throughout the department’s history, its members have left their mark in countless ways, reflecting the background, work ethic, and talent of Milwaukee’s citizens.
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