Aaron Lipski appointed to four-year term as Milwaukee’s fire chief

Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski received unanimous and enthusiastic support from the Fire and Police Commission as it awarded him his first full, four-year term Thursday.

Ever since taking command of the Milwaukee Fire Department following the retirement of his predecessor in the fall of 2020, Lipski has earned widespread support from public officials, community members and healthcare professionals alike.

“You’re a leader,” Ed Fallone, the chair of the commission, said. “You’re always demonstrating creativity in solving problems.”

There was hardly any doubt Lipski would earn the four-year term. He was the sole candidate considered for the position and was peppered with positive feedback from commissioners as they launched the reappointment process in early March.

Lipski thanked his family and a range of public officials before thanking his own staff Thursday.