Upcoming Open Houses Get You "Fired Up" for Recruitment!
Ask any member of the Madison Fire Department what compelled them to choose a career here and you will receive over 380 unique answers, but one common theme usually prevails:
“I want to help people and make a difference.”
If this is true for you, then now’s the time to consider joining our team!
The Madison Fire Department begins accepting applications for its next Academy class on October 10. The application period runs through December 6.
This is your chance to join a dedicated team of professional firefighters and paramedics making a difference every day in the city of Madison.
A series of upcoming Open Houses offers the opportunity to get to know us, see our fire stations, and learn why a career with the Madison Fire Department might be perfect for you!
Visit our "Join MFD" page to learn more about the recruitment process.
** Recruitment Open Houses **
Tuesday, August 18 – Open House at Fire Station No. 6
825 W. Badger Rd.
Wednesday, September 2 – Military Service Member Open House at Fire Station No. 8
*for past and present military service members*
3945 Lien Rd.
Thursday, September 10 – Open House at Fire Station No. 5
4418 Cottage Grove Rd.
Sunday, September 27 – Open House at Fire Station No. 9
201 N. Midvale Blvd.
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