Milwaukee County Fire Department

Find Milwaukee County Wisconsin fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Cudahy Fire Department 4626 South Packard Avenue Cudahy WI 53110 414-769-2231


Franklin Fire Department 8901 West Drexel Avenue Franklin WI 53132 414-425-1420

Greenfield Fire Department 5330 West Layton Avenue Greenfield WI 53220 414-761-5306

Hales Corners Fire Department 10000 West Forest Home Avenue Hales Corners WI 53130 414-529-6168

Milwaukee Fire Department 711 West Wells Street Milwaukee WI 53233 414-286-8948

Mitchell International Airport Fire Department 5800 South Howell Avenue Milwaukee WI 53207 414-747-5348

North Shore Fire Department 4401 West River Lane Brown Deer WI 53223 414-357-0865

Oak Creek Fire Department 7000 South 6th Street Oak Creek WI 53154 414-570-5630

South Milwaukee Fire Department 929 Marshall Avenue South Milwaukee WI 53172 414-768-8191

St Francis Fire Department 4235 South Nicholson Avenue St. Francis WI 53235 414-483-4424

Village-Greendale Fire Department 6200 West Loomis Road Greendale WI 53129 414-423-2131

Wauwatosa Fire Department 1601 Underwood Avenue Milwaukee WI 53213 414-471-8490

West Allis Fire Department 7332 West National Avenue West Allis WI 53214 414-302-8900

About Milwaukee County Fire Departments

Milwaukee County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Milwaukee County, WI community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Milwaukee County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Milwaukee County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Milwaukee County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Milwaukee County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Wisconsin are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Milwaukee County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Milwaukee County, WI

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Milwaukee County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Milwaukee County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Milwaukee County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Milwaukee County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Milwaukee County and Wisconsin Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Milwaukee County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Milwaukee County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.