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MFD, Ambulance Service Providers to roll out enhanced search protocol
Milwaukee Officials Urge Ambulance Policy Changes After Woman’s Death

Milwaukee Officials Urge Ambulance Policy Changes After Woman’s Death

Unanimous Common Council measure calls for future operating procedure updates.

Woman’s death after collapse at bus stop is tragic and shows need for better response
Press Release

Woman’s death after collapse at bus stop is tragic and shows need for better response

Statement of Alderman Lamont Westmoreland January 31, 2024

Paramedics Never Left Ambulance to Look for Woman Who Froze to Death

Paramedics Never Left Ambulance to Look for Woman Who Froze to Death

Paramedics were on the scene for around 7 minutes, CEO says

Law Enforcement and First Responders Back Baldwin’s Bill to Help Address Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis
Press Release

Law Enforcement and First Responders Back Baldwin’s Bill to Help Address Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis

Support grows for Baldwin’s bipartisan bill to ensure first responders have training and resources to prevent overdose deaths

City Hall: Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine
City Hall

Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine

New ambulance for area near 27th and Capitol, restored fire station at 13th and Layton.

Local Celebrities To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army
Nonprofit executive and community advocate Sharlen Moore files for candidacy to serve residents of the 10th Aldermanic District
MFD Says There Were At Least 7 Recent Fires At Abandoned Northridge Mall

MFD Says There Were At Least 7 Recent Fires At Abandoned Northridge Mall

Security removed after Phoenix Investors walked away from buying property.

Fire Department Reopening Station At 13th and Layton

Fire Department Reopening Station At 13th and Layton

Chief Lipski picks Engine 17, shuttered in 2021, to reopen.

Fire Department Debating Which Station To Reopen

Fire Department Debating Which Station To Reopen

For first time in years, MFD thinks about growth. Down to three options.

Firefighters, Teens Are Growing Greens In Shuttered Fire Station

Firefighters, Teens Are Growing Greens In Shuttered Fire Station

Hydroponic gardens located at fire stations throughout the city will provide more than 25 pounds of lettuce and herbs per month.

MKE County: County Executive Hosting Parks ‘Celebrity Softball Game’
MKE County

County Executive Hosting Parks ‘Celebrity Softball Game’

Teams include local journalists, artists, business owners, activists, politicians and community leaders.

After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

Chair Edward Fallone and Vice Chair Amanda Avalos resign in protest following "assault on self-government."

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law

"Something huge, something major, something extraordinary," says Johnson of revenue deal, averting fiscal cliff.

Council Committee Endorses 2% Sales Tax

Council Committee Endorses 2% Sales Tax

And blasts state policy restrictions while insisting tax is far from a 'Milwaukee bailout.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Will Ban Most New Vape Shops
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Will Ban Most New Vape Shops

City zoning code change aims to deter teens from using tobacco.

City Hall: Police Settlement Will Cost Millions Less Than Expected
City Hall

Police Settlement Will Cost Millions Less Than Expected

Plus: costs grow in claim against Tearman Spencer and a firefighter conspiracy defense.

Zoning Board Approves Capitol Drive Addiction Treatment Clinic

Zoning Board Approves Capitol Drive Addiction Treatment Clinic

Community Medical Services approved to open at N. 76th St. and W. Capitol Dr.

Experts Discuss Milwaukee’s Plague of Overdose Deaths

Experts Discuss Milwaukee’s Plague of Overdose Deaths

Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative confronts a fatal overdose every 16 hours.

New Froedtert, MCW Program Will Treat Veterans, First Responders

New Froedtert, MCW Program Will Treat Veterans, First Responders

$12.5 million donation from national nonprofit will fund treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

City Hall: City May Close Libraries, Cut 25% of Police and Fire Departments
City Hall

City May Close Libraries, Cut 25% of Police and Fire Departments

Milwaukee faces $156 million fiscal cliff without state help.

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Community ambassadors, increased police presence and 'leave it at home' initiative aim to protect fans for Bucks postseason.

Spike In Deaths Points to Tainted Local Drug Supply

Spike In Deaths Points to Tainted Local Drug Supply

Milwaukee County has averaged one overdose death every four hours since Saturday.

Northside House Fire Kills Three Overnight

Northside House Fire Kills Three Overnight

Seven people have died in house fires in Milwaukee so far this year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Reverses Course, Approves Northridge Menards Self Storage
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Reverses Course, Approves Northridge Menards Self Storage

Multiple city committees balked at proposal in 2022. Why the reversal?

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Host committee working to secure delegate hotels within 60 miles of city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks To Limit New Vape Shops
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks To Limit New Vape Shops

But questions abound on the legality and strategy of any bans or limits.

City Hall: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Collaborate on Fire Station
City Hall

Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Collaborate on Fire Station

Deal on fire station near cities' border enables Milwaukee to reactivate central city station.

Local Celebrities To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army
City Hall: Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen
City Hall

Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen

New council members welcomed by colleagues, face budget veto override vote next week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal

But will it? Mall remains unsecured and derelict.

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

2019 court case continues to drag on. Mall has been closed since 2003.

City Hall: What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?
City Hall

What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?

Or will an influx of Medicaid money stave off cut?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished

Ruling is a win for city, but issues remain with demolishing building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine

Chinese ownership group given until Friday to secure mall, trial scheduled for October 3.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month

Fire chief and mayor are fed up. Lawsuit to demolish building has critical hearing Monday.

Denita Ball Wins Sheriff’s Race

Denita Ball Wins Sheriff’s Race

Ball wins with 55% of the vote, defeating Brian Barkow and Thomas Beal.

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

Transportation: Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths
Transportation

Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths

City, led by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, adopts "Vision Zero" policy

Bodies of Two Drowned Men Who Tried to Rescue Boy Found

Bodies of Two Drowned Men Who Tried to Rescue Boy Found

Boy, 10, his father and another adult male all swept away and died in Monday’s rainstorm.

Body of Drowned Boy, Aged 10, Found

Body of Drowned Boy, Aged 10, Found

Authorities still searching for 2 men who tried to save child swept away in rainstorm’s high waters.

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

Part of broader effort to reduce gun violence and accidental shootings by kids, say mayor and police chief.

City Hall: Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief
City Hall

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

Chief comes from a family that is synonymous with Milwaukee fire fighting.

Reappointment of Fire Chief Aaron Lipski a win for Milwaukee
Press Release

Reappointment of Fire Chief Aaron Lipski a win for Milwaukee

Statement of Alderman Mark A. Borkowski April 22, 2022

Fire and Police Commission to Hold Virtual Community Meeting for Consideration of the Reappointment of Fire Chief Aaron Lipski
You’re Invited: Light & Unite Red Week
Press Release

You’re Invited: Light & Unite Red Week

March 26-April 1, 2022 Throughout Milwaukee County

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Some two dozen MPD employees handle more than 1 million calls per year. City plans reorganization of system.

Fire and Police Commission to Hold Virtual Community Meeting for Consideration of the Reappointment of Fire Chief Aaron Lipski
City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

City Hall: A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee
City Hall

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson releases a strategy focused on law enforcement, community healing and neighborhood-level investments.

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

Komatsu criticized for not calling local officials to prevent spread of 400 gallons of oil.

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

City Hall: Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police
City Hall

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

Norman has served as acting chief since Dec. 2020 while city sorted out botched Morales demotion.

City Hall: Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments
City Hall

Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments

No fee increases and few changes as council braces for next year's fiscal cliff.

Rep. Bowen Honors First Responders of the 10th Assembly District
City Hall: Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention
City Hall

Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention

Finance & Personnel Committee recommends spending $14 million of city's $394 million ARPA allocation.

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Tens of thousands of Milwaukee residents remain without power Wednesday afternoon.

New Fire Chief Tackling Tough Issues

New Fire Chief Tackling Tough Issues

Increasing diversity, reducing staff burnout are top issues for Chief Aaron Lipski.

Unarmed First Responders Task Force now underway
City Hall: Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year
City Hall

Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year

Fire & Police Commission could open up internal search process next year.

Congratulations Chief Lipski!
Press Release

Congratulations Chief Lipski!

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

City Hall: Barrett Backs Lipski For Fire Chief
City Hall

Barrett Backs Lipski For Fire Chief

Acting chief gains remarkably broad array of support for permanent fire chief.

City Hall: Milwaukee Faces Ambulance Shortage
City Hall

Milwaukee Faces Ambulance Shortage

Shortage of personnel and low reimbursement rate pushing private providers to quit city's 911 system.

Six Steps To Improve Fire Safety

Six Steps To Improve Fire Safety

After three fatal fires in two weeks, Fire Department and city officials offer safety tips.

Our Workload Is “Through the Roof”

Our Workload Is “Through the Roof”

How the closing of south-side station impacts Milwaukee Fire Department.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect

Alonzo Robinson was a trailblazing architect

City Hall: Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic
City Hall

Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic

"There is a tremendous amount of work to be done, and we will do it together," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: Coggs Continues to Lead Push for Enhanced Trauma-Informed Care
City Hall

Coggs Continues to Lead Push for Enhanced Trauma-Informed Care

Alderwoman pushes for standardization in referrals with hopes of preventing future crime.

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Search for Police Chief Goes National

Search for Police Chief Goes National

5 of 6 candidates from outside Milwaukee. FPC to decide by December. Barrett will weigh in.

City Hall: Stunned Council Grills FPC Director
City Hall

Stunned Council Grills FPC Director

"It all doesn't add up" two aldermen say, while Hamilton says questions were answered.

City Hall: 4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC
City Hall

4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC

Some 150 police departments, 12 fire departments will secure 50,000-person event.

Representative LaKeshia Myers Honors First Responder Eliza A. Ortiz
Press Release

Representative LaKeshia Myers Honors First Responder Eliza A. Ortiz

"I am proud to honor Eliza Ortiz today as the twelfth district’s first responder of the year."

City Hall: Bucks, Fire Department Have Cost Sharing Agreement
City Hall

Bucks, Fire Department Have Cost Sharing Agreement

Deputy Chief praises Bucks' commitment to safety.

City Hall: Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?
City Hall

Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?

Murphy and Donovan square off over smoking in front of City Hall.

UWM Alumni Assocation to Honor More Than 20 Indivduals, Businesses
Press Release

UWM Alumni Assocation to Honor More Than 20 Indivduals, Businesses

The 22 individual recipients and one corporate partner were chosen for awards based on their outstanding professional achievements, civic involvement and partnerships with the university.