• 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2014 Battle of The Badges Posted 06/05/2014

    This past winter the members of the Madison Fire and Police Departments challenged each other with a friendly competition that promoted "strength in numbers" by connecting civilian employees, command staff, and sworn (Local 311 and MPPOA) personnel with the goal of improved health and wellness. This 12-week challenge finished in late May and was sponsored by Fire Fighters Local 311 and MPPOA (Madison Professional Police Officers Association).  Read more »
  • Madison Fire Department is Getting Smaller Posted 04/24/2014

    Over the course of the next few months, you may hear the media report that the Madison Fire Department is getting a little smaller.  By "smaller", we are referring to the physical size of our members, not the numbers in our ranks.  Recent research shows that rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public.  These statistics are true not just for firefighters but for all areas of protective services.  Traditionally, occupational factors place firefighters, police officers, and military personnel at high risk for weight gain, inc Read more »
  • It's Hot Posted 08/27/2013

    Just a quick reminder to take care of each other in this heat.  Make sure you check your neighbors to make sure they are not struggling with the heat.  If you see something in the neighborhood is not right, say something to someone. The MFD is in contact with social service agencies citywide, to ensure people stay safe!  Oh, don't forget to drink plenty of water! -Chief  Davis Read more »