Fire Chief, Milwaukee Fire Department
Chief Aaron Lipski, a fourth-generation Milwaukee firefighter, holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is a proud graduate of the IAFC’s Fire Service Executive Development Institute.
Since 1997, Lipski rose from firefighter through all ranks. As battalion chief, Lipski was operational and led the division of construction and maintenance. As deputy chief, he was shift commander before being appointed assistant chief of the Support Bureau. Approved as acting fire chief in 2020, he was sworn in as chief in 2021.
Lipski is an MSHA-certified tunnel and mine rescue instructor and instructor for Waukesha County Technical College’s Protective Services program.
He sits on numerous boards: American Lung Association in Wisconsin, American Red Cross, Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association and Milwaukee County Fire Chiefs Association.
None of this is possible without the loving support of his wife, Krista, and daughter, Isabella.