The Installation of officers for 2020 will take place on Sunday January 26 at the Story Hill Firehouse located at 407 N Hawley Rd. (old Milwaukee Engine 35 quarters) 11:30 for socializing and 1pm for Buffet dinner. $25 per person advance reservations are required. E-mail

Rehab 1

The Fire Bell club’s Rehab 1 (shown above) is a fully equipped mobile Kitchen. It is stocked with food service items and ready to heat & eat items. It also has other equipment to assist us in our mission. Tents for shade on hot days, misting fans for cooling on those hot days. Chairs, water and foot warmers just to name a few.

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Rehab 2

The club’s “REHAB 2” (shown above) is our first response apparatus. It usually responds first on all calls for our services. The rig is capable of serving light refreshments (coffee, water, Gatorade type beverage). We carry tents for shade and it has interior seating for days we need to offer a place to get warm or just a place to take a break.

It also has built in restrooms

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The Milwaukee Fire Bell Club is a founding member of the International Fire Buff Associates/ The International was founded back in 1953. The first meeting was held at a famous downtown Milwaukee Restaurant.

The Milwaukee Fire Bell Club hosts the International Convention each ten years in honor of its founding here in Milwaukee. The next convention is scheduled for the summer / fall of 2023. Watch here for details as they become available.

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Our Mission

The Milwaukee Fire Bell Club was founded back in 1947 by a group of men who felt that the Milwaukee Fire Department needed a civilian support system for on scene support at greater alarm fires.

Serving hot coffee and hot chocolate in the winter and cold water and other beverages in the summer. The Firemen got a quick break with something to drink and then went back to fighting the fire.

A few years later some food items were added to the menu.

Respond when called…

The club is dispatched by the Milwaukee Fire Department dispatch office and we respond on all third alarm or greater incidents.
We can also be activated by “Special Call” by an on-scene Battalion or Deputy Chief.

Call to Action


It is with heavy heart that the Milwaukee Fire Bell club mourns the loss of 40 year Fire Bell Club member Mike Milbrath.
Mike was an active member and often volunteered to help with our projects.
Mike was Past President of the Club and a current Director on the Board.