The annual Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters Holiday Party is one of the longest-running and most successful fundraisers for the MBFF. Current and retired members of Milwaukee area fire departments are showcased during this event which is appropriate for adults over the age of 21. Non-department members are welcome to spend a night full of dancing, comedy, live music and giveaways.
In 1971 a postal worker named Johnetta Borum recruited her postal-worker colleagues to share a meal and a gift at a Christmas party for 20 students at LaFollette Elementary School in Milwaukee Public Schools.
While she intended to make the event larger the following year, she died unexpectedly in October 1972 from a heart attack. Her coworkers have continued the party every year since which has grown to include students from dozens of local schools and hundreds of sponsors from a variety of organizations.
The event is now held at the Italian Community Center and members of the MBFF sponsor dozens of children annually, providing them with a catered lunch and a brand new gift, wrapped and addressed to a deserving child.
We are honored to take part in this annual tradition. If you would like to attend the lunch and participate as a sponsor, buy a gift and sponsor a child or make a donation click the button below to contact us.
Held every April, the founders day brunch serves as a time to recognize the founding members of the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters. This event also recognizes members fo the community and the MBFF that have made substantial contributions to our mission of promoting diversity in emergency service careers, community enhancement, and public safety. This brunch is a semi-formal affair and is open to the public.
Algier "Al" Sinclair became a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department in 1976. During his 27 years with the department as a Firefighter, Paramedic and later a Paramedic Lieutenant, Al made many, many friends. His tremendous passion to help others coupled with an enormous personality earned him the name “Big Poppa”. Big Poppa loved many things, baseball, basketball, but most importantly he loved golf......and an exquisite cigar. We pay homage to the man who enjoyed life with this memorial golf tournament.