Current News Releases
11/21/2017 SCAM ALERT: Beware Of Calls From ‘The Fire Department’
The Madison Fire Department has been notified of a telemarketer-style scam that may be gaining traction in the area, and we want to prevent unsuspecting citizens from falling victim to it.
11/09/2017 Millions Of Fire Extinguishers Recalled -- Yours Could Be One Of Them
On November 2, 2017, Kidde and the Consumer Protection Safety Center (CPSC) initiated a nationwide recall of fire extinguishers that do not perform as intended in case of emergency.
10/09/2017 City Crews Respond to Weekend Storm Damage
Madison crews were out in force Saturday night through Sunday responding to damage created by a very unexpected tornado that touched down on Madison’s Eastside Saturday evening.
10/03/2017 Madison Firefighter Receives National Preparedness Award
Madison Firefighter Chad Workman is a 2016 recipient of a National Preparedness Award from the United States Department of Defense.
09/26/2017 Off-Duty Firefighters Partner with National Pilot Program to Save Lives
A new pilot program will allow off-duty City of Madison firefighters and paramedics to provide life-saving care when someone experiences a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in their home.
09/16/2017 Connecting The Dots: How Investigators Approach An Explosion Scene
The Madison Fire Department and its partnering agencies, which include the Madison Police Department, State Fire Marshal's Office, our local ATF agent, MGE, and the Wisconsin State Patrol, continue to search and investigat
08/09/2017 MFD to Host Four Recruitment Open Houses
Interested in becoming a firefighter? The Madison Fire Department opens its doors during four upcoming Recruitment Open Houses!
08/03/2017 “Firefighter Fun Day” Offers Fun For the Whole Family
The Madison Fire Department opens its doors during two events aimed at connecting firefighters and paramedics with their neighbors—without the emergency!
07/05/2017 Firefighters, Police Officers Face Off For Charity
Madison’s finest trade in their badges for baseball caps this weekend as firefighters take on police officers in a charity softball game that raises funds for YMCA of Dane County.
06/28/2017 The Safest Way To Experience Fireworks: Enjoy the Show!
Independence Day is a popular time for fireworks vendors and consumers alike, but the Madison Fire Department reminds City residents and visitors that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to seek out public displays conduc
06/07/2017 Safety Saturday Returns to the Capitol Square
Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this Saturday, June 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
04/07/2017 Natural Lawn and Prairie Burns May Be Underway This Weekend
With a forecast calling for sun and mild to warm temperatures, many permit holders may conduct their annual prairie burns this weekend.