1601 Underwood Ave
Ph: (414) 471-8490
Fx: (414) 471-8473
Assistant Chief Jim Case has been involved with the fire service since 1990 and has been a member of the Wauwatosa Fire Department since 2001. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Administration where he is responsible for management of the Fire Department’s budget, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Fire Prevention Bureau. He is also an active member of the Wauwatosa SWAT and of the State of Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team (DMAT). In 2012 Assistant Chief Case was deployed with DMAT to the East Coast following Hurricane Sandy where he served as the Logistics Officer for a 250 bed emergency medical center and shelter.
Assistant Chief Case’s education and training include an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science in addition to certifications as a; Nationally Registered Paramedic, CPR Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, Arson Investigator, Tactical EMS, and Incident Commander. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Resource Management and he intends to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Assistant Chief Case’s fire service career began as a volunteer with the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department where he was a member of the local Search & Rescue (SAR) Team. He also served in a similar capacity with the Pennington County, South Dakota SAR. During his time with the SAR teams, Assistant Chief Case gained significant experience in specialized rescue techniques such as rope and trench rescue.
Prior to joining WFD, Assistant Chief Case served nine years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a personnel readiness technician achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 28th Bomb Wing’s Personnel Readiness Unit. In this role he was responsible for the deployment and management of over 5,000 personnel, often in combat zones. His service included numerous deployments to Iraq, Turkey, and Haiti. After leaving the military and returning to Wisconsin, he joined the Muskego Volunteer Fire Company where, he was promoted multiple times, eventually reaching the rank of Assistant Chief.