The Milwaukee Fire Department, like the city it serves, boasts a long and proud past, rich with diverse details. The department first formed as a volunteer organization in 1837, evolving into a full-time service by 1874. Steeped in pride and tradition, its penchant for innovation is legendary.
These traits have characterized legions of brave and skillful professionals whose devotion to duty established the department's reputation as a leader in protecting lives and property. Throughout the department's history, its members
have left their mark in countless ways, reflecting the background, work ethic, and talent of Milwaukee's citizens.
Mutza became a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department in 1976. He served nearly two decades as a firefighter, officer and instructor before the hazards of the profession ended his career. Since he left the department, he has drawn from his many experiences and passion for writing to complete a number of books and articles, and he has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.