History Tours & Special Events

To register for these tours and special events, please RSVP on your registration form.

Welcome Reception at Milwaukee Fire Department Engine #2

Thursday, June 25 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Engine2.jpgTo welcome you back to Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Fire Department and WSFCA Board of Directors will be your host for the evening at Milwaukee Fire Department Engine #2. The reception will feature hors d'oeuvres from Miss Katie's Diner (very popular at last year's closing reception!). In addition there will be beverages provided by the Milwaukee Fire Department Chief Officer Association, served by members of the Milwaukee Fire Bell Club. All attendees, vendors and their families are invited to attend.

No Charge for Reception but we ask that you please RSVP in advance. MFD Engine #2 is in short walk from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. A shuttle bus will be available to and from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center for those that need assistance.

Metro Milwaukee Fire and Police Exposition
The 16th Great Milwaukee Muster

Saturday, June 27 – 9:00am to 11:30am

Muster.jpgA bus will be available to take attendees to the MATC Oak Creek campus for the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Expo (The 16th Great Milwaukee Muster). There will be an antique fire apparatus, fire related flea market, firefighting displays (side by side burn and EMS emergency helicopter landing) and fire trucks from Milwaukee County Fire Departments.

A shuttle bus will be available to and from the Wisconsin Center. Details will be provided in your confirmation email closer to the conference. Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. No charge to attend.

The Venerable Fire Collection, Inc.

Saturday, June 27 – 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Helmets_Collection.jpgThe Venerable Fire Collection, Inc. in Slinger, Wisconsin is a non-profit, non-stock, perpetual and tax exempt educational foundation. The collection consists of thirty pieces of apparatus dating back to 1860. Emphasis has been placed on restoring pieces to their original factory or in service condition. The apparatus is equipped with tools and accessories as used during its length of service. The evolution of the American Fire Service, as well as most of the prominent equipment manufacturers are represented in the numerous exhibits. There is also an extensive display and working model of a turn-of-the-century fire alarm telegraph system. Many other rare and unique fire service artifacts are also on display.

A shuttle bus will be available to and from the Wisconsin Center. Details will be provided in your confirmation email closer to the conference. Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. $10.00 additional registration fee.

President's Reception at Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Saturday, June 27 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

All attendees, vendors and their families are invited to attend the President's Reception at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Entertainment will be provided by Attorney General Brad Schimel's band "4 On The Floor". Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available.

No Charge for Reception but we ask that you please RSVP in advance.