Milwaukee Fire Wire to halt publishing

Incident Response has decided to shut down Milwaukee Fire Wire effective February 14th as the company’s top-to-bottom realignment continues.

Milwaukee Fire Wire was founded in 2016 by two Milwaukee-area teenagers to cover the fire service in Wisconsin’s largest city. Incident Response acquired the outlet in 2019.

In late 2020, the company failed to acquire Chicago Fire Wire from Wisconsin firefighter Eric Straus.

Incident Response was established in 2012 with a focus on covering public safety incidents in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The company grew to cover incidents and public safety training and events in Southeastern Wisconsin including Milwaukee and Kenosha. It has over 172,000 followers on Facebook and over 20,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Written by Asher Heimermann