Brew City F.O.O.L.S​

Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society

Chief Robert Hoff


Chief Robert "Bobby" Hoff spent 35 1/2 years with the Chicago Fire Department, starting as a cadet with Evergreen Park, IL, ultimately working his way to Fire Chief of Chicago Fire Department, the Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department. Chief Hoff has always recognized the value of the men and women in his care and exemplifies leading from the front. Chief Hoff will bring his "Old School Leadership" to Milwaukee for the conference, and put his life-learned lessons on display so others can apply those lessons to their own firehouse.

Captain Bobby Eckert


Capt. Bobby Eckert has been in the fire service for over 20 years, starting as a junior firefighter in the mid 90s, heading to Collingswood, NJ until going on the job at Camden, where he is currently a Captain on Engine 1. Capt. Eckert operates Eckert Fire Tactics LLC , and travels around to help push the passion of realistic tactics to the masses. Tuesdays are for Tactics and Taking it to the Streets have become synonymous with outstanding training and learning in the fire service.

Please join us for some training and brotherhood. Before this year's brotherhood bash, we are having a symposium with some great speakers from all walks of the fire service. From Chief of departments down to firefighter. We have picked these men to present because they all have similar values. Values of Duty, Pride, and Tradition. They want to pass on the knowledge they have to help make the fire service better. There will be food, drinks, and brotherhood. Immediately following the symposium, we will kick off our annual brotherhood bash.


While the symposium will only be available to those who purchase tickets, the Brotherhood bash will be open to all. Below you will find more information on price, location, and lodging.


Price for symposium: $100 (lunch/dinner included)

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: (Symposium) 8:00am - 4:00pm

​         (Brotherhood Bash) 5:00pm - close

Location: American Legion- H.A. Todd Post 537 (9159 W Beloit Rd, Milwaukee, WI, 53227)

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express & Suites

             10111 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53227

              (414)327-2200

              **Room Cost TBD**

​​2021 Brotherhood Bash

​​​​Firefighter Alex Hilliard


Alex Hilliard started his career in the mid 90s as an Explorer with North Shore Fire Rescue, Milwaukee, WI. Alex then traveled out to Connecticut, eventually planting his roots at FDNY. Alex will be talking about his years going from Brew City to the Bronx.