Welcome to

the SouthSide F.O.O.L.S.


The 2022 Convention will be held in Milwaukee, WI.

September 26-30

Hosted by the Brew City FOOLS.

As FOOLS, we are proud of the rich tradition and brotherhood of the fire service. As such, we like to make spectacle of our SouthSide brothers, as they move up the ranks or are honored in some special way by their department, community, or the rest of the chapter.

2019 SouthSide FOOL of the Year

What better man, leader, and mentor to so many to receive the 2019 SouthSide FOOL of the Year award.  Chief Mac will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pictured are Sharon McCastland and SouthSide.  President Brian DiNicola.


Please consider making a donation to one (or both) of these members' GoFundMe pages.  Each of these SouthSide members has a daughter with recently diagnosed significant health challenges.  Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated by both families.

Fighting for Finley

Finley Bracken is the baby girl in the Bracken girl foursome. She is a sweet, energetic 2 year old dolly who shortly after her second birthday was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Karing for Kassidy

Kassidy Moulesong was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was admitted to Lurie Children’s Hospital last month.

From the International

F.O.O.L.S. International has our very own Podcast! Produced in partnership with 1-800-BOARDUP the International produces regular podcasts with messages from the E-Board and President.  Listen in by clicking the F.O.O.L.S. Flaming Globe and don't forget to smash that subscribe button if you like what you hear!