Who We Are


​The F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister firefighters worldwide. We organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but our communities as well. The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the Brotherhood of our chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion we have for calling.

Brew City F.O.O.L.S.

The Brew City chapter was founded and established in 2009 by Milwaukee Fire Department Lieutenant Tom McMenamin. His passion for the fire service is like no other and is hard to find these days. He based his career on learning and keeping up with new tactics. Through networking, he found out about a group called The F.O.O.L.S.. After researching and learning what they were about, he saw a need to start a chapter here in southeastern Wisconsin. His vision was to get other like minded brothers and sisters together and train. The goal was to pass knowledge around. From probies to chiefs, everyone has something to offer to keep the Duty, Pride, and Tradition of the fire service alive.​​​

​From there the Brew City chapter started and grew to what it is today. Our goal will never change. We will continue to pass on the knowledge we have learned. We are not in the business to make money. We are here to pass on what we know, and we are here to learn from the brothers and sisters we cross paths with.

Along with training, we are  here to help the community. We have been known to show up at different events to lend a helping had. From donating money or donating our time, we will continue to serve the community as much as possible.