MFD: Station 17 to close in 2021; 15 positions eliminated, $2M saved

The Milwaukee Fire Department plans to close Station 17 on S. 13th Street near Layton Avenue in 2021.

MFD's Station 17

MFD's Station 17

This news was announced on Thursday evening, Oct. 15 during the fire department's budget hearing. 

MFD's Station 17

MFD's Station 17

In closing Station 17, it will bring the city down to 29 stations, eliminate 15 positions, and save the City of Milwaukee nearly $2 million.

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