• 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 »
  • Happy St, Patrick's Day! Posted 03/17/2014

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Madison Fire and Police Departments have a thriving Scottish bagpipe and drum band: Madison Pipes and Drums.  They are a very active group in our community, playing at many different ceremonies including promotions, parades, funerals, and other events in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa. The following information, by Damion Roberts, from Lone Star Piper.com, reveals more about the history of bagpipes in the fire service: Read more »
  • CampHERO Kickoff! Posted 03/13/2014

    March 13, 2014 kicked off the start of CampHERO in the City of Madison.  CampHERO is an all-girls camp that educates girls and young women on non-traditional career choices in the field of public safety.  The camp was started here in the City of Madison by our female public safety responders as a way to introduce girls to careers in police, fire, and emergency medicine.  Madison College and the Girl Scouts of America are two key sponsors of the program.  CampHERO offers programs for girls of all ages, from those entering kindergarten through recent graduating seniors in high school.  Partic Read more »
  • Why do I see two or three fire trucks at my local grocery store every morning? Posted 01/10/2013

    This is a common question that many fire departments receive. The Madison Fire Department is staffed by firefighters, paramedics and fire officers who work 24-hour shifts.  A typical shift includes training, fire safety inspections, firehouse tours, checking the trucks and equipment, cleaning the station, shoveling the sidewalks, mowing the grass and responding to emergencies. Read more »