Current News Releases
09/08/2016 Never Forget Blood Drive
In the 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, many Americans have chosen to commemorate the events of that day by giving blood.
08/11/2016 “Firefighter Fun Day” Returns, Now With Twice the Fun!
Firefighter Fun Day has become an annual tradition at Madison’s Fire Station 5 on Cottage Grove Road. This year, we’re excited to also bring Firefighter Fun Day to the west side!
07/22/2016 Officers and squads soaked responding to calls during storm
When the storm hit the City of Madison Thursday night, all the city’s police districts were inundated with calls.
07/07/2016 Madison Fire Department to Dedicate New Lake Rescue Boat
The Madison Fire Department’s Lake Rescue Team is pleased to announce the naming and dedication of its new boat, The Ralph E. Chamberlin II.
06/29/2016 Generous Safety Town Scholarships Give More Kids A “Head Start”
Each year, Safety Town teaches pre-kindergarten kids about home and neighborhood safety in a fun and nurturing environment.
05/18/2016 MFD Announces “Grand Re-Opening” of Downtown Fire Station
The Madison Fire Department is excited to announce the Grand Re-Opening its administrative headquarters and Fire Station 1.
05/06/2016 New Quiz Puts Fire Safety Knowledge To the Test!
We know you love your Madison firefighters, but you don’t want them crashing your party, do you?
02/26/2016 Madison Fire To Distribute Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Area Homes
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms don’t last forever. Many local property owners installed alarms in 2008 or 2011 to comply with state laws requiring them in residential buildings.
02/18/2016 Weekend Warm-Up Puts Winter Activities On Thin Ice
A forecasted warm-up is expected to bring 50-degree weather to our area Friday, and daytime highs will likely remain in the mid- to upper-40s throughout the weekend.
02/01/2016 Madison Fire Department Offers Tips for Staying Safe, Healthy Through Winter Storm
As Wisconsin braces for “Groundhog Blizzard II,” the City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents to take small steps that will lead to big payoffs when it comes to health and safety:
01/13/2016 Lakes Are Frozen, But On-Ice Activities Should Wait
As a deep freeze sinks into Madison after a mild December, many are itching to enjoy winter activities on the city’s lakes. “Not so fast!” says the Madison Fire Department.
11/23/2015 Deck the Halls Safely This Season
November 23, 2015 – As you haul your favorite decorations out of storage, prepare to light the menorah or pick out the perfect Christmas tree, the Madison Fire Department asks you to keep in mind a few saf