West Allis Fire Department

West Allis Fire Department The West Allis Fire Department is a CPSE accredited agency dedicated to protecting and preserving the lives and property of residents and visitors of West Allis.
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56 years ago to the day, this fire burned a landmark, Clifford's Supper Club.  The Milwaukee Journal picture is two West...
11/26/2020

56 years ago to the day, this fire burned a landmark, Clifford's Supper Club. The Milwaukee Journal picture is two West Allis firefighters on the scene helping out under our mutual aid agreement. FYI, Clifford's is still standing today and going strong.

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.
11/26/2020

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.

11/25/2020

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and we know you'll be spending lots of time cooking up delicious things in the next few weeks. But cooking can be dangerous: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, causing 49% of home fires that resulted in 21% of the home fire deaths and 44% of the injuries. Simple tips can help keep you safe while cooking. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Cooking

Give the gift of life and donate blood today from 3 - 7 p.m. at City of West Allis, WI Government. This event is hosted ...
11/24/2020
BloodCenter of Wisconsin - Donor Portal

Give the gift of life and donate blood today from 3 - 7 p.m. at City of West Allis, WI Government. This event is hosted by My Friend Linkin, aiming to teach and inspire others to learn about childhood cancer. Enter through lower level Art Gallery doors (facing Greenfield Ave.) and sign up for your donation time in advance: https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/210236

Versiti is a strategic affiliation of successful healthcare organizations whose vision is to improve the health of patients as the national leader in innovative transfusion solutions for healthcare systems.

11/19/2020

This Thanksgiving, skip the turkey fryer. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) discourages the use of turkey fryers, which can easily tip over, cause burns, or even ignite. If that's STILL not enough to get you away from the fryer, be prepared with these tips to use a turkey fryer as safely as possible.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of those involved in this arson are asked to contact ATF a...
11/12/2020
ATF offering $5K reward for information on 2019 Milwaukee arson

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of those involved in this arson are asked to contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (283-8477), [email protected], or submit an anonymous tip through the ReportIt app. People may also contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/11/10/atf-offers-5-k-reward-information-2019-milwaukee-arson/6237227002/

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information on a 2019 arson case.

Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire. The potential ...
11/11/2020
Ring recalls 350,000 smart doorbells after some of them caught fire

Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire. The potential fire hazard impacts around 350,000 2nd generation Ring doorbells sold in the United States and roughly 8,700 more sold in Canada, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The $100 doorbells were sold on Ring's website and on Amazon between June 2020 and October 2020, according to the CPSC. Learn more about this recall: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/tech/ring-doorbell-recall-fire/index.html

Amazon-subsidiary Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire.

We thank our veterans this Veterans Day.
11/11/2020

We thank our veterans this Veterans Day.

Home of the free because of the brave! To the generations of brave men and women who have risked their lives to defend our nation and our freedom, we thank you today and every day! Special thanks to all PFFW Members who served our Country and continue to serve we thank you!

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. It could happen on your street, in your workplace, at a store where ...
11/09/2020

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. It could happen on your street, in your workplace, at a store where you shop — anywhere. Your readiness to spot the stroke warning signs and call 911 could save a life or make the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability. That’s why it’s so important to learn the stroke warning signs and urge everyone you know to do the same:

Face Drooping
Arm Weakness
Speech Difficulty
Time to call 911

Responding F.A.S.T saves lives! https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a lead...
11/05/2020

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. In the event of stroke, time lost is brain lost. Every second counts. Learn the signs of stroke and be prepared to act F.A.S.T.

Face drooping
Arm weakness
Speech difficult
Time to call 911

Learn more about stroke and stroke prevention: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke

As you turn your clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight savings time, you should also test your smoke alarms. ...
11/01/2020

As you turn your clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight savings time, you should also test your smoke alarms. The threat of home fires — which are most often caused by cooking and heating equipment — increases with cold weather. This weekend, please prepare your household by:

1. Installing smoke alarms on every level of your home. Place them inside and outside bedrooms, and sleeping areas.
2. Testing smoke alarms and replacing batteries if needed. Test smoke alarms monthly, and change the batteries at least once a year, if your model requires it. It’s also a great time to check carbon monoxide alarms.
3. Practicing your home fire escape plan. Include at least two ways to get out of every room. Select a meeting spot at a safe distance away from your home, such as your neighbor’s home or landmark like a specific tree in your front yard, where everyone can meet. Practice your plan until everyone can escape in two minutes or less.

Learn more about reducing the risk of home fires: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/prevent-home-fire.html

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, taking 142,000 lives annually. The good news is that ...
10/30/2020

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, taking 142,000 lives annually. The good news is that the chance of recovery from stroke has never been better. Quick action can save lives. Remember to respond F.A.S.T to signs of stroke:

Facial drooping
Arm weakness
Speech difficulty
Time to call 911

10/28/2020
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Older homes are at greater risk of electrical fires because they simply weren't built to withstand the electrical loads now being demanded of them. Homes more than 40 years old should have a professional electrical inspection to ensure safety. Learn more about how to protect older homes from electrical fires. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u97IbOvBrQ4&feature=emb_logo

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10/27/2020
Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T

Being able to spot the signs of a stroke and respond quickly can save a life. Remember to get help F.A.S.T. Look for:

Face drooping
Arm weakness
Speech difficulty
Time to call 911

If you observe someone with symptoms of face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty, don't delay - call 911 right away.

https://youtu.be/z6N3fHJch20

Stroke kills more than 133,000 Americans annually and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. A large percentage of strokes that happen are tr...

10/22/2020
Home Heating Safety

As the weather gets colder and we fire up those furnaces for the winter, it's a good idea to brush up on home heating safety. Have your chimney and heating system inspected annually, and check out these others tips to reduce the risk of fire when heating your home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BqR4WNd3lA&feature=emb_logo

http://www.nfpa.org Dan Doofus is back in a new NFPA public service announcement. This time, Dan learns some important safety lessons about home heating.

We got our flu shots - have you? Thanks West Allis Health Department for our Drive Thru Flu Shots. There are two more cl...
10/16/2020

We got our flu shots - have you? Thanks West Allis Health Department for our Drive Thru Flu Shots. There are two more clinics on Oct. 17 and 19. More information: https://www.westalliswi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1263

They came by truck 🚒🚒🚒
How will you drive through????

10/13/2020
West Allis Health Department

It's more important than ever to get your flu vaccine shot this year. West Allis Health Department is making it easy with their drive-thru flu shot clinics on Oct. 14, 17, and 19. Drive thru to fight the flu. https://www.westalliswi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1263

Well look at this....couldn't be any easier to get your YEARLY flu shot!!!! Take a peek at this video to see just how easy AND quick it is!! October 14 from 2-6 pm at the West Allis Farmers Market, October 17 from 10 am to 3 pm at Nathan Hale High School and again on October 19 from 9 am to 1 pm back at the West Allis Farmers Market!!! 🚗🚕🚙
#DriveThruFlu #FastFriendlyService #ReadyForYou #StayHealthy

As #FirePreventionWeek comes to a close, remember that fire prevention is a year-round effort, not just one week. Tips a...
10/10/2020

As #FirePreventionWeek comes to a close, remember that fire prevention is a year-round effort, not just one week. Tips and information can always be found at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Even when cooking with microwaves, there are some safety practices to keep in mind. According to National Fire Protectio...
10/09/2020

Even when cooking with microwaves, there are some safety practices to keep in mind. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), microwave ovens involve more emergency room scald burn injuries than any other cooking device. Check out these tips to cook safely in your microwave. #FirePreventionWeek

Great way to dispose of household hazardous waste Oct. 9 & 10 from Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSDhttps:...
10/07/2020

Great way to dispose of household hazardous waste Oct. 9 & 10 from Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD

https://bit.ly/30EFUBC

Drop off your household hazardous waste at our mobile Wisconsin State Fair (Gate 1) collection site October 9th, 11am to 2pm and October 10th, 8am to 2pm. Safely dispose of cleaners, lawn chemicals, gas, aerosols, and paints.

There are new rules for dropping off household hazardous waste: you must stay in your vehicle at all times and put all items in your trunk. For more details on rules and a list of what items you can drop off: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection

Here’s a simple cooking tip to prevent cooking fires and burns: Turn pot and pan handles away from stove’s edge so that ...
10/06/2020

Here’s a simple cooking tip to prevent cooking fires and burns: Turn pot and pan handles away from stove’s edge so that they can’t be easily knocked over. Learn more cooking fire safety tips during #FirePreventionWeek https://bit.ly/2WqI7R8

Life is hectic, turning many of us into great multi-taskers. But don’t let your great multi-tasking skills distract you ...
10/05/2020

Life is hectic, turning many of us into great multi-taskers. But don’t let your great multi-tasking skills distract you in the kitchen! Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires: Stay focused and keep a close eye on what you’re cooking! #FirePreventionWeek https://bit.ly/2XtNrzK

Today's the last day to support West Allis Firefighters Charity's fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. If you are int...
10/04/2020
WAFD Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2020

Today's the last day to support West Allis Firefighters Charity's fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt to support this effort, please see the link below. Half of the proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer charity and the other half will serve as a fundraiser for future WAFFC donations. Order by 11:59 pm tonight! https://bit.ly/332Qe84

10/04/2020
Serve Up Fire Safety

Today begins Fire Prevention Week 2020! This year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen." Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. We'll be sharing information all week long to help you and your loved ones stay safe in the kitchen, like these tips from Lt. Dombrowski and EO Peterson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuYY9JDwF5o&list=PL4B0E70962835B72E&index=8

"Serve Up Fire Safety" Theme for the 2020 Fire Prevention Week. Hints on how to deal with cooking in the kitchen and fire from the West Allis Fire Department.

“In the past, people didn’t know where to turn; people didn’t have a place to turn. So, we are offering them a place to ...
09/29/2020
Substance Abuse Program Sees Signs of Success When it Comes to Saving Lives

“In the past, people didn’t know where to turn; people didn’t have a place to turn. So, we are offering them a place to turn when they are ready to accept help,” West Allis Fire Department Captain, Armando Suarez Del Real says.

https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/madison/news/2020/09/25/west-allis-substance-abuse-program-saves-lives?fbclid=IwAR2HgIDmxBLrCzcx2r5VM6Axd8YSZPW7_awbLVqmSDCFqspKTS8KiTBzR-A

They've only been around for a year.

Time's almost up to support West Allis Firefighters Charity's fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. If you are interes...
09/27/2020
WAFD Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2020

Time's almost up to support West Allis Firefighters Charity's fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt to support this effort, please see the link below. Half of the proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer charity and the other half will serve as a fundraiser for future WAFFC donations. Order yours by Oct. 4 and thanks for your support! https://bit.ly/332Qe84

Today is Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day. Every year approximately one hundred firefighters die in the line of duty ...
09/26/2020

Today is Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day. Every year approximately one hundred firefighters die in the line of duty in the United States. Join us in honoring firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities as members of the fire services.

Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day
Saturday, September 26, 2020.

The Governor has ordered the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags, beginning at sunrise on Saturday, September 26, 2020, and ending at sunset on that date. We encourage you to join us in your communities.

We will conclude this day with the Silent Procession and Thank all you who have signed up to join us Saturday evening as we honor our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.

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One thing wasn’t changed by COVID-19: falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week thi...
09/23/2020
Falls Free CheckUp | NCOA

One thing wasn’t changed by COVID-19: falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week this week with a Falls Free CheckUp from National Council on Aging. Use what you learn to reduce your risk of falling: ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp.

Learn more about resources in our community by visiting the Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition at www.mcfpc.net and Milwaukee County Department on Aging

Answer 12 questions to assess your risk of falling and get a personalized report to share with your health care provider.

'“Obviously, there is a need and we are extremely lucky to be able to give back to those who served our country,” West A...
09/18/2020
Fire Department Teams Up With Milwaukee VA to Care for High-Risk Veterans

'“Obviously, there is a need and we are extremely lucky to be able to give back to those who served our country,” West Allis fire department mobile integrated health unit captain, Armando Suarez Del Real says.'

Cpt. Suarez Del Real perfectly sums up our feelings about our Mobile Integrated Healthcare team's partnership with Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Thanks Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin for spotlighting this program. https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2020/09/17/milwaukee-va-west-allis-fire-department-veterans-health-at-home#

A brand new program rolled out at the Milwaukee VA.

" Milwaukee VA Medical Center chose to partner with West Allis not only because of the high number of Veterans who live ...
09/18/2020

" Milwaukee VA Medical Center chose to partner with West Allis not only because of the high number of Veterans who live there – the most in Milwaukee County outside of the city of Milwaukee – but also due to its reputation for embracing innovation."

We're proud of our Mobile Integrated Healthcare team's efforts to establish this first in the nation partnership to better serve our veterans. https://www.milwaukee.va.gov/MILWAUKEE/features/Partnership_with_West_Allis_FD_helps_Veterans.asp?fbclid=IwAR2QlL9fkx43oLulCsKwpHMr88rs5J7O5Sk264L_DwNRcXXQGm-lMAim0GI

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7332 W National Ave
West Allis, WI
53214

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(414) 302-8900

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Proud History, Promising Future

The City of West Allis Fire Department has evolved to become one of the most technologically advanced, forward-thinking, and well-respected public safety agencies in the state of Wisconsin.

Currently, the West Allis Fire Department protects a population of ~60,000 people in 11.4 square miles. The Department operates around-the-clock with three shifts of personnel overseen by a Battalion Chief and responded to 9,695 calls for service in 2016. Daily staffing provides for seven fire companies consisting of three four-person engines; one four-person aerial ladder truck; and three two-person paramedic units. The West Allis Fire Department operates under shared services agreements with five other Milwaukee County fire departments, including the City of Milwaukee, to provide functional consolidation of firefighting, rescue, EMS and special operations services.

All members of the Department are minimally state licensed emergency medical technicians, and 74 are state-licensed paramedics. The City of West Allis’ Fire Department is governed by Wisconsin Statutes §62.13 wherein a Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (hereafter referred to as “the Board”) consisting of five citizens is appointed by the Mayor.

Since 2003, the West Allis Fire Department has been awarded Accredited Agency status by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), one of only 234 agencies to achieve this status worldwide.

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