• 17 Recruits Graduate Fire Academy Class 6 Posted 12/14/2017

    I am excited to announce the graduation of the Madison Fire Department's Recruit Class 6. They will graduate from our fire academy in a ceremony held this Friday, December 15, 2017.  This group has met the physical and educational competencies needed to continue on in the department for a long and healthy career. Read more »
  • Remembering Former Madison Fire Chief Ed Durkin Posted 11/02/2017

    Ed Durkin passed away last Friday, October 27 at the age of 88. He was Madison's Fire Chief from August 20, 1979 to February 28, 1985. Read more »
  • A 'Thank You' Note To Our Partners On Stratton Way Posted 09/28/2017

    On the afternoon of September 13, 2017, the city was challenged by a large explosion that shook the quiet Ice Age Falls neighborhood on Madison’s southwest side. Emergency response to Stratton Way was initiated by multiple calls to the Dane County 911 Public Safety Communications Center. While en route, the Madison Fire Department recognized this call would be anything but routine. The first arriving units found a two-story single-family residence in shambles and engulfed in a large amount of fire, and later we learned one person needlessly lost her life. Read more »
  • Calling All Volunteers! CampHERO Kicks Off Its 6th Season Posted 06/02/2017

    CampHERO, a summer camp that introduces girls to the protective services, is about to enter its sixth year! The Madison Fire Department has been a proud sponsor of CampHERO since its inception. 61 of our employees have volunteered for CampHERO, and 7 serve on the CampHERO leadership team. Read more »
  • The MFD Lost A Good One… Posted 12/01/2016

    Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather, spread good cheer, and catch up on life. The feeling of gratitude runs deep in the MFD. We reflect and appreciate the community—and each other. The holiday has always been a good time in the department.   This Thanksgiving was a sad time for the MFD family.   Read more »
  • MFD Welcomes Twenty New Recruits! Posted 10/03/2016

    Today marks the beginning of Recruit Class 5 at the Madison Fire Department.   A total of 20 recruits were hired from a pool of over 1,600 applicants. These candidates went through a written (video-based) exam followed by a series of interviews with community members, department members, and the Fire Chief. Lastly, they all passed a physical ability test (PAT) to ensure they will be able to perform the very demanding physical tasks this job requires.   Read more »
  • Reflections On This 15th Anniversary Of 9/11 Posted 09/11/2016

    The fire service has deep traditions, many of which we in the service hold close our being. One of those traditions is to never give up on lives.   Read more »
  • Project SOAR and the MFD Posted 06/30/2016

    Recently the Madison Fire Department’s Management Team had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Floyd Rose of the 100 Black Men of Madison.   I first met Dr. Rose several years ago after I had questions regarding educational trends occurring in our community. A trusted friend of mine said, “You should reach out to Dr. Floyd Rose and get his take on the situation.”    Read more »
  • “The Butter Fire” – Lessons Learned From Madison’s Biggest Blaze Posted 05/03/2016

    May 3, 2016 marks a significant anniversary in the history of the Madison Fire Department. Read more »
  • Expanding Emergency Medical Services In Our Community Posted 03/01/2016

    The Madison Fire Department (MFD) has been studying the delivery of Emergency Medical Services in our city for a number of years.   Read more »
  • Ambulances To Remain Stationed At Willy, Monroe Streets Posted 11/24/2015

    It’s time to move back.   On November 30, 2015 the Madison Fire Department will be moving back into Fire Station #1. The crews have been displaced since January of 2015 due to a reconstruction of the facility.    When the vehicles and people move back, they will be absent an ambulance.    Read more »
  • Veterans Day Thank You Posted 11/11/2015

    On behalf of the City of Madison Fire Department, I would like to extend a huge "thank you" to all of the Veterans within our organization, our city, and across the country.  I personally thank you for all you have done, and all you continue to do, for our country.  It is Veterans whom we all thank for providing us with the freedom and life that we all enjoy! Thanks again, and enjoy your day. Steven A. Davis Fire Chief City of Madison Fire Department Read more »
  • Developing Tomorrow's Leaders: Recruits Visit East High LEAD Program Posted 11/03/2015

    Recruit Class 4 is set to graduate this Friday, November 6, 2015. As part of their continued learning in the 16-week academy, the training staff allows them to participate in service opportunities around the community.   Read more »
  • City Leaders Practice Large-Scale Emergency Response Posted 08/11/2015

    Last week the City of Madison exercised its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a simulated tornado disaster response. Read more »
  • Madison Fire Recruit Class 4 Begins Posted 07/06/2015

    Six individuals begin an accelerated recruit academy with the City of Madison Fire Department on Monday, July 6. The abbreviated academy covers the essentials required to function on a daily basis. Following the four-week program, recruits will be assigned to a crew at one of our thirteen fire stations where they will continue with an “on the job” training curriculum.    Read more »
  • MFD Begins Serving Towns of Blooming Grove, Burke Today Posted 07/01/2015

    Beginning July 1, 2015 the City of Madison Fire Department will deliver service to two townships in Dane County.    The Town of Blooming Grove has contracted with the City of Madison to provide fire, prevention, and EMS to its citizens. Discussions regarding transitional planning for when the Town of Blooming Grove becomes part of the City of Madison began in 2013. "The Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan" will be fully executed in 2027 with large township attachments occurring in the years prior.    Read more »
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift Posted 06/15/2015

    I had a unique opportunity last week to participate in the ESGR Boss Lift. This program is sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve which is a volunteer organization of the Department of Defense comprised of 4,900 members nationwide. Read more »
  • Friday Nights at the Y! Posted 05/29/2015

    Tonight we kick off the first of five MFD-themed events as part of the YMCA's "Friday Nights at the Y" series. We're happy to partner with the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Department of Human Services in providing a variety of fun activities for teens ages 13-18. I hope you'll join me and some of our firefighters tonight at the Lussier Family West YMCA, 5515 Medical Circle, from 8:00-11:30 p.m. I'll be playing basketball, and a few of us will be playing volleyball or dodge ball, too. Read more »
  • Madison Fire Department receives Public Health Award Posted 05/11/2015

    The City of Madison Fire Department was recently recognized by Public Health of Madison & Dane County for our Ebola Preparedness and Response.  Recognition was also given to Meriter Hospital and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.  Specifically, the award focused on the safe transport and effective management of a patient with possible Ebola Virus Disease in February of this year.   Read more »
  • Madison Fire Department Awarded Many Honors at County EMS Banquet Posted 02/23/2015

    The annual Dane County EMS Banquet was held this weekend, and Madison Fire Department was well represented in many of the categories. Read more »
  • Neighborhoods Meeting Posted 02/17/2015

    I am excited about the opportunity to engage the community on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Fire Station #13 located on 6350 Town Center Drive at 5:30 pm.  The Madison Fire Department would like to build a fire station that would efficiently serve the residents in the Southeast part of the city in future years.  Currently, members of the MFD command staff and other City staff are partnering with the Owl Creek Neighborhood Resource Team, social workers, advocates, and leaders to recruit neighborhood residents from the Great Grey, Horned Owl, Owl Creek neighborhood (located in the LaFollett Read more »
  • PulsePoint Posted 02/06/2015

    I am excited to introduce a project that the MFD is supporting in conjunction with the Dane County EMS office and funded by Meriter Hospital. The project is called Dane PulsePoint. The purpose is to save more lives by increasing the rates of bystander chest compressions and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) use in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Read more »
  • The MFD is on the move Posted 01/28/2015

    As of today, Fire Station #1 at 316 W. Dayton Street is temporarily closed for remodeling.  We have relocated the 12-person crews who work from that station to locations around the downtown area.  We do not anticipate any interruption or delays in service based on the resource allocations. Read more »
  • Madison Fire Emergency Medical Services Technology Posted 01/07/2015

    Madison Fire Emergency Medical Services continues to use technology to streamline administrative processes, improve service to our patients, and deliver training for our EMTs and Paramedics. Read more »
  • Ebola Response Posted 10/16/2014

    The Madison Fire Department is actively working with the CDC, Dane County Emergency Management, local hospitals, and the 911 Center to ensure that we have a safe and effective Ebola response plan.  We recognize the significance of our role in safely transporting possibly infected patients to local hospitals while protecting our community from spread of the Ebola virus. Read more »