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We are an innovative, nationally recognized fire department providing a quality service to the city of Madison and surrounding areas.

We are proud of the strength and diversity of our workforce and emphasize continuous service improvement, focusing on the preservation of life, property and the environment.

The City of Madison Fire Department facilitates public safety through fire prevention, community education, and policy initiatives.

We recognize the value of our employees. Using participatory management, their input is solicited to improve department decisions.

We value compassion, honesty, integrity, teamwork and inner strength. These values are in balance with the traditional focus of physical strength and courage.

The Madison Fire Department is prepared to handle all emergencies, including major disasters, that may occur in our community.


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Madison Fire Dept. Promotional Ceremony


Annual ceremony for promotion of new fire dept.
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Madison Fire Station 13 Grand Opening Ceremony

Episode first aired on 7/21/2014

The City celebrates the Grand Opening of Madison Fire Station 13.
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Madison Fire Department Recruit Class Commencement Ceremony

Episode first aired on 11/15/2013

Madison Fire Department Recruit Class 2 Commencement Ceremony
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Madison Fire Department Achievement & Promotional Ceremony

Episode first aired on 5/24/2013

Fire fighters are honored at this ceremony.
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Madison Fire Department Recruit Academy Promotional Ceremony

Episode first aired on 3/21/2012

Madison City Channel cameras are there as the Madison Fire Department celebrates the graduation of its latest class of recruits in this ceremony at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
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Recruit Academy Commencement Program of March 2011

Episode first aired on 3/15/2011

Madison Fire Department celebrated the graduation of its latest class of recruits in this ceremony which took place at Monona Terrace.
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Peter's Story

Episode first aired on 10/12/2010

Peter Talen was 23 when he died in a fire at 123 North Bedford in Madison on November 18, 2007. There was only one working smoke alarm in the two-story house. He was one of 5 people to die in fires in Madison that year.
Peter had been a student at UW-La Crosse. He was visiting his brother, a UW-Madison student, for the weekend.
Peter's family and friends have worked tirelessly to advocate for fire safety and increase public awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms.
The City of Madison Common Council unanimously passed a new smoke alarm ordinance in March 2009 named in Peter's memory.
Peter's Story is part of their effort to remember Peter, and reach out to young people with lessons learned from their experience.
The documentary was written and directed by Jim Jorstad, and produced by Jorstad's unit, Academic Technology Services.
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Recruit Academy Commencement Program of September 10, 2010

Episode first aired on 9/13/2010

The Madison Fire Department celebrates the graduation of its latest class of recruits in this ceremony.
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Recruit Academy Commencement Program of September 10, 2010

Episode first aired on 9/13/2010

Madison City Channel cameras were there as the Madison Fire Department celebrates the graduation of its latest class of recruits in this ceremony which took place at the Mitby Theatre on the MATC Campus.
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Recruit Academy Commencement Program: March 19, 2010

Episode first aired on 3/26/2010

The Madison Fire Department holds a ceremony commemorating the graduation of its newest recruit class.
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Recruit Academy Commencement Program: March 2010

Episode first aired on 3/26/2010

The Madison Fire Department holds a ceremony commemorating the graduation of its newest recruit class.