By Wayne Mutza
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wayne Mutza served for nearly two decades as a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department before the hazards of the profession ended his career. Drawing from his numerous experiences and interests, he went on to further his education and indulge his passion for teaching and writing.
Author of numerous books and articles on a wide range of subjects, Mutza has worked as a literary consultant and teaches writing courses.