Tours and Special Events

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

Welcome Reception Tailgate and Milwaukee Brewers Game

Thursday, June 26 – 5:30 pm (Game Begins at 7:10pm)

MillerPark.jpgThe WSFCA Board of Directors will be your host for the evening at a traditional Wisconsin tailgate. After the tailgate you will enjoy the Milwaukee Brewers battle the Colorado Rockies. Lots of fun and surprises are to be expected!

Cost: $30 per person and includes transportation to and from Miller Park, tailgate and ticket to the game.

Shuttle Buses will be available to and from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Details will be provided in your confirmation email closer to the conference.

Milwaukee Fire Academy Tour & Training Session

Friday, June 27 – 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

MKE_FireAcademy_web.jpgDon't miss the opportunity to attend a great training event at the Milwaukee Fire Department Training Academy. The classroom session will offer details of the Milwaukee County Shared Service Initiative. Two years ago the Fire Chiefs in Milwaukee County asked the question, "How can we better serve our citizens?" - the answer to the question is their Shared Service Initiative. Milwaukee County is working together to form a fire service community that dispatches "the closest most appropriate resource" without the impediment of City boundaries. Milwaukee County is excited to share what they are doing and hopefully inspire you to build better cooperative agreements in your communities.

The second part of the training academy experience will be a short explanation of the Milwaukee Fire Department and other county special teams. You will have an opportunity to see and tour special team apparatus and meet special team members. There will be several special team demonstrations. Milwaukee Fire Department special teams include Hazardous Materials Response (HAZMAT), the Heavy Urban Rescue Team (H.U.R.T.), the Marine unit (Dive Response & Fire Boat Response) and the Incident Command Post (I.C.P.). Get out of the hotel conference rooms for the afternoon and spend some time with the Milwaukee Fire Department!

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 44 attendees. No charge to attend.

Historic Milwaukee Fire House Tours

Saturday, June 28 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour three historic Milwaukee Fire Houses - two active stations (Station 1 & 31) and the Historical Museum (Old Station 23). Tours will be lead by the Milwaukee Fire Historical Society. This is a must attend for any fire history buff!

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Station 1 Station 31  Old Station 23

A shuttle bus will be available to and from the Wisconsin Center. Details will be provided in your confirmation email closer to the event. Two tours offered. Space is limited to 44 attendees per tour. No charge to attend.

President's Reception at Milwaukee Fire Station #3

Saturday, June 28 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MKE_Station3_web.jpgCelebrate the installation of officers and members recognized at the closing keynote with a reception at Historic Milwaukee Fire Station #3. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available. All attendees, vendors and their families are invited to attend.

Shuttle Buses will be available to and from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Details will be provided in your confirmation email closer to the conference. No Charge for Reception but we ask that you please RSVP in advance.