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Posted on Aug 25, 2014:
Lightning Strikes Cause Two Fires
Lightning strikes caused two fires on Monday morning as storms rolled through Madison. One home and an apartment complex were damaged as a result …
Posted on Aug 20, 2014:
MFD Responds to Condominium Fire
This morning, at approximately 9:00AM, Madison Fire Department was called for a report of a structure fire at 3138 Dorchester Way.  While enroute, …
Posted on Aug 19, 2014:
Local 311 Fire Fighters Help Area School Children
Grassroots charity School Supplies For Kids and Fire Fighters Local 311 will team up Wednesday afternoon, August 20, to deliver donated school …
Posted on Aug 15, 2014:
Fourteen Homes Suffered Heat Damage From Apollo Way Fire
Fourteen homes on and around Apollo Way, suffered heat damage as a result from Friday’s fire. The fire could have turned into a large …
Posted on Aug 11, 2014:
City Of Madison Fire Department Requesting Photos or Videos from Apollo Way Fire
City of Madison Fire Department is asking the public to send any photos or video they may have of the Apollo Way fire, to the following e-mail …
Posted on Aug 9, 2014:
Fire Crews, Investigators Remain at Scene of Eastside Apartment Fire
Madison firefighters remain at the scene of last night's fire on Madison's east side. Two crews maintained fire watch overnight to battle hot …
Posted on Aug 9, 2014:
Massive Fire Destroys Apartment Building Under Construction
Madison firefighters battled a fast-moving fire for two hours Friday night before bringing it under control. Calls began coming in shortly after …
Posted on Aug 7, 2014:
Hazardous Incident Team Neutralizes Reaction
The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) responded to Oscar Mayer Foods this afternoon to neutralize a chemical …
Posted on Aug 1, 2014:
Firehouse #5 Hosts Firefighter Fun Day
On Saturday, August 2, 2014 City of Madison Firefighters at Fire Station #5 will present "Firefighter Fun Day" for children, youth, and families. …
Posted on Jul 14, 2014:
'National Pet Fire Safety Day' Prevention Tips to Keep Pets from Home Fires
To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services today launched the …
Posted on Jul 8, 2014:
Fisherman Pulls Young Man Into The Safety Of His Boat
Shortly after 7:00 pm, a fisherman pulled a young man into the safety of his boat on Lake Mendota.   Scuba 1, Car 31, Engine 4, Medic 1 and UWPD …
Posted on Jul 3, 2014:
Madison Firefighters Quickly Douse Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters made quick work of an apartment fire this afternoon on the city’s east side. Crews were dispatched to the 5000 block …
Posted on Jul 2, 2014:
Kitchen Fire Damages Apartment
A kitchen fire caused approximately $10,000 damage to an efficiency apartment at 2120 University Avenue Tuesday night.  City of Madison …
Posted on Jul 1, 2014:
“Safe & Sane” Fireworks? No Such Thing.
As sure as dandelions crop up in the spring, the onset of summer brings a surge of fireworks stands in anticipation of the 4th of July holiday. The …
Posted on Jun 30, 2014:
Two People Displaced by House Fire
City of Madison firefighters battled a house fire late last night on the city’s near east side. Engine Company 3 was dispatched at 11:23 p.m. …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Road Closures Due to Downed Trees and Safety Guidelines
Cleanup has begun to areas affected by last night’s severe weather.  The attached map lists road closures within the city due to downed …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Severe Weather Event
Early this morning, a line of severe weather struck the City of Madison in several areas.  This severe weather caused heavy damage to trees, the …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Roofs Torn From Homes on West Side
Shortly after midnight, 911 Communications received calls from multiple residents on Friar Lane, reporting their roof was just torn from their …
Posted on Jun 13, 2014:
Children Escape Fire Safely
Three children escaped without injury from a house fire this afternoon on Madison’s eastside.  The fire started in a bedroom after two of the …
Posted on Jun 10, 2014:
Safety Saturday Event On The Capitol Square
Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this weekend, June 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity …
Posted on Jun 10, 2014:
Sprinkler System Prevents Major Damage
Water from a single fire sprinkler controlled a bedroom fire in the Tower Apartments at Oakwood Village West Monday night.  Damage was minimal and …
Posted on Jun 2, 2014:
One Adult and One Child Transported to Hospital After Kitchen Fire
One adult and one child were transported to UW Hospital for possible smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire on Madison’s West side Thursday …
Posted on May 27, 2014:
Pot of Oil Left on Stove Caused $40,000 in Damage
An east side home suffered $40,000 in damage after a pot of oil was left on the stove. Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call …
Posted on May 26, 2014:
Hot Ashes in Garage Lead to Fire
Hot ashes placed in a paper bag and left in the garage lead to a garage fire on Madison’s far east side this afternoon.  The fire caused an …
Posted on May 22, 2014:
Safe Grilling for the Holiday Weekend
Memorial Day weekend seems to be the official start of the grilling season. U.S. Fire Administration estimates 5,700 grill fires on residential …
Posted on May 20, 2014:
Illegal Basement Bedroom Fire Kills 1 Cat
One cat died in a fire that occurred in an illegal basement bedroom. Two occupants left the home when they were alerted by smoke alarms. They …
Posted on May 20, 2014:
MFD Investigators Find Causes for Three Structure Fires
City of Madison fire investigators have determined a cause for each of three structure fires occurring last week. A kitchen fire that killed three …
Posted on May 16, 2014:
3-Alarm Fire Closes State Administration Building for the Day
A smoky, early morning fire has closed down the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development at 201 East Washington Avenue. Madison firefighters …
Posted on May 16, 2014:
Busy Night for Madison Firefighters With Three Structure Fires
City of Madison firefighters scrambled to manage resources this evening with three near-simultaneous structure fires between 6:30 and 7:00. The …
Posted on May 15, 2014:
Firefighters Extinguish Flare-Up on Loomis Circle
City of Madison firefighters returned to 9 Loomis Circle shortly after midnight when a stubborn apartment fire traveled into the attic of an …
Posted on May 15, 2014:
Nine People Displaced by Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters battled a fully involved structure fire on the city’s east side this evening. Firefighters were dispatched to 9 Loomis …
Posted on May 10, 2014:
Sprinklers Control Fire at Capital Newspapers
A fire in a boiler room at Capital Newspapers forced around 35 employees out of their building Friday evening.  City of Madison Firefighters were …
Posted on Apr 29, 2014:
Unattended Cooking Caused Duplex Kitchen Fire
City of Madison fire investigators have concluded that a pot of oil left on the stove caused Saturday night’s duplex fire in the 3300 block of …
Posted on Apr 28, 2014:
Family of Six Displaced by Fire
A second fire call to a west side home in the same day has displaced a family of six. City of Madison firefighters were called to two separate …
Posted on Apr 21, 2014:
Crashed Truck Burns, Driver Escapes Safely
A City of Madison water tank truck rolled over and caught on fire on the westbound beltline this morning.  The driver, who was helped out of the …
Posted on Apr 9, 2014:
Quick Response Keeps Fire Outside of Home
A quick response by City of Madison Firefighters stopped an exterior fire from burning into a home and causing interior damage late Monday …
Posted on Apr 8, 2014:
Reminders for Spring Yard Clean-up
The recent warmer weather has presented a perfect opportunity to do some spring clean-up around the yard.  The City of Madison Fire Department …
Posted on Apr 4, 2014:
Warmer Weather Prompts Fire Safety Reminders
With the weather beginning to warm up, and the promise of more outdoor activities this weekend, the City of Madison Fire Department has some …
Posted on Apr 2, 2014:
Yesterday’s Fires Both Attributed to Electrical Problems
Madison firefighters responded to two fires yesterday, one at a downtown two-flat apartment building and one at a near east restaurant. …
Posted on Apr 2, 2014:
Occupants Displaced By Apartment Fire
An afternoon fire at a 2-story house in downtown Madison caused approximately $60,000 damage. Firefighters were called to the 400 block of West …
Posted on Apr 1, 2014:
Fire Was Kept in Check by Sprinkler System At Yahara River View Apartments – Allowing Residents To Evacuate The Building Safely
Yahara River View Apartment residents are thankful for its fire sprinkler system after a fire broke out in a second floor apartment on Saturday, …
Posted on Apr 1, 2014:
Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Dryer Fire
City of Madison Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a dryer fire in a 60-unit apartment complex at 1459 E. Main Street, the Yahara River …
Posted on Mar 10, 2014:
Fire Damages Burger King Restaurant
An early morning fire at a Burger King restaurant caused approximately $60,000 damage in the kitchen area.  Employees were preparing to open for …
Posted on Mar 4, 2014:
Resident Extinguishes Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire caused approximately $5,000 damage to an east side duplex early Tuesday morning.  The resident of 1303 South Thompson Drive was …
Posted on Feb 19, 2014:
Staying Safe Between Storms
A day or two gap in the relentless winter of 2013-14 offers an opportunity to maintain safety in and around your home. The City of Madison Fire …
Posted on Feb 2, 2014:
Firefighters Respond to Afternoon Apartment Fire; No Injuries
Rapid, aggressive firefighting held an apartment fire to a single unit this afternoon at Porchlight, Inc., 306 North Brooks Street. Madison …
Posted on Jan 29, 2014:
Investigation Continues into Atlas Avenue Warehouse Fire
Madison firefighters have left the scene of a stubborn warehouse fire at 314 Atlas Avenue on the city’s east side. A fire crew maintained an …
Posted on Jan 29, 2014:
Firefighters To Train In Donated Homes
On Thursday, January 30th, City of Madison Firefighters will have the opportunity to perform live training exercises in several houses.  Four …
Posted on Jan 28, 2014:
Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire; Frigid Temperatures
Madison firefighters remain at the scene of a stubborn warehouse fire at 314 Atlas Avenue on the city’s east side. Crews have struggled with low …
Posted on Jan 27, 2014:
Snow Emergency Continues
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday   A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday January …
Posted on Jan 26, 2014:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be …
Posted on Jan 22, 2014:
Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Repeat of Major Fire At Apartment Complex
On July 14th, 2007, a fire caused $3.5 million damage to a 41-unit building in the Glacier Hills Apartment complex. The building was a total loss, …
Posted on Jan 22, 2014:
Firefighters Prevent Gas Leak Disaster
  A potential disaster was averted by Firefighters when a gas leak was found in a home on Adobe Way.  Firefighters from Engine 7 were preparing to …
Posted on Jan 17, 2014:
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Saves Man’s Life
It’s called the silent killer, and early Thursday it threatened a Madison home. Shortly after midnight, a carbon monoxide alarm alerted a sleeping …
Posted on Jan 10, 2014:
Three Transported to UW Hospital After Inhaling Chemical Fumes
Three people were transported to UW Hospital after they inhaled fumes from the chemical, Chlorine Dioxide.   On Thursday around 5:40 pm, City of …
Posted on Jan 3, 2014:
Prepare for Safety in Extreme Cold
Extreme cold temperatures have their own set of rules for safety. There is much you can do now to prepare for it. The City of Madison Fire …
Posted on Dec 24, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 12 = Safety All Through the Year
What if every home had a working smoke alarm? That was the question more than 40 years ago when national statistics counted an average of 10,000 …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 11 = Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
By now, virtually everyone understands the health risks of smoking. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. It causes many diseases and …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 10 = Sobering Facts About Fire
Look up alcohol and fire and you’ll find detailed instructions on how to ignite your drink and create flaming cocktails. But the combination of …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 9 = Staying Safe AND Warm
Colder temperatures have most of us looking for ways to stay warm. But heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire fatalities. …
Posted on Dec 22, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be …
Posted on Dec 20, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 8 = Slips & Falls Prevention
When the weather outside is frightful, City of Madison Fire Department firefighters and paramedics know they can expect a flurry of emergency …
Posted on Dec 20, 2013:
Team of Responders Brings Back Shopper at West Towne Mall
Amidst the flurry of Christmas shoppers at West Towne Mall today, a 70-year-old woman is alive after a cardiac arrest with the help of Madison …
Posted on Dec 19, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 7 = Don’t Forget Your Pets
The rush of holiday activities can leave pets neglected and stressed. Remember to include your family pets in your holiday planning. To keep your …
Posted on Dec 18, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 6 = Candle With Care
When the holiday decorations go up, the potential for fires in the home goes up too. Twelve percent of home candle fires occur in December – …
Posted on Dec 17, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 5 = Safety On Ice
The recent string of below-freezing temperatures has prompted more activity on the ice. It’s also resulted in more calls for ice rescues. No matter …
Posted on Dec 16, 2013:
Airport Response
City of Madison firefighters were called to the Dane County Regional Airport at 4:05 this afternoon after a report of an incident involving a …
Posted on Dec 16, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 4 = Tree Safety Throughout the Season
Chances are, if you have a Christmas tree in your home, it’s already up and decorated. U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average …
Posted on Dec 16, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 3 = Winter Safety
If it’s December in Wisconsin, cold, snow, and ice go with the territory. Our 3rd day of holiday safety offers reminders on potential hazards and …
Posted on Dec 16, 2013:
12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 2 = Gifts of Safety
Shopping season is in full swing, and if your holiday tradition includes gifts, time is short. After reviewing call volume from 2013, the City of …
Posted on Dec 12, 2013:
Harrowing Rescue for Crash Victim and First Responders
A 20-year-old man was taken to the UW Trauma Center last night following a one-car crash that left him impaled by the upper rail of a chain link …
Posted on Dec 11, 2013:
No Injuries After Car Severs Building Gas Meter
Around 10:00 this morning, a car crashed into a 4-unit apartment complex at 2413 Fish Hatchery Road.  The female driver hit a traffic signal light …
Posted on Dec 10, 2013:
City Employees Work Together to Help Families in Need
A number of Madison area families will have holidays a little brighter thanks to the generosity of Madison City employees. Eight city departments …
Posted on Dec 9, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 10th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles …
Posted on Dec 8, 2013:
One Person Injured at Apartment Fire
One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries following an apartment fire at 3209 Ridgeway Avenue early Sunday morning.  A …
Posted on Nov 22, 2013:
Smoky Fire Causes Evacuation of Chamberlin Hall
A very smoky fire caused minor damage and the evacuation of Chamberlin Hall on the UW Madison campus this afternoon.  A full structure fire …
Posted on Nov 21, 2013:
Fire Causes $150,000 in Damage
At 12:35 pm, City of Madison Firefighters were dispatched to 2410 Daniels Street for a report of a vehicle on fire in a garage. A full fire …
Posted on Nov 15, 2013:
Second Recruit Academy Under Chief Steve Davis Graduates
City of Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis marks the end of another recruit class, his second as chief, on Friday, November 15, with commencement …
Posted on Nov 12, 2013:
Gas Leak Closes Williamson Street
A severed natural gas line inside of a business caused the evacuation of several buildings and the closure of Williamson Street late Tuesday …
Posted on Nov 10, 2013:
2-Alarm Fire Injures 3, Displaces Residents
Three people, two of them firefighters, were transported to UW Hospital overnight following a 2-alarm fire at 2302 University Avenue just before …
Posted on Nov 8, 2013:
Firefighter Recruitment Open House
The City of Madison Fire Department is hosting the third and final Firefighter Recruitment Open House at Fire Station #6 on Sunday, November 10 …
Posted on Oct 31, 2013:
Recruits Near End of Academy with Live Fire Training
City of Madison Fire Department recruits are coming down the home stretch of the current academy. This week, recruits will be taking on the …
Posted on Oct 25, 2013:
MFD, DOT Promote Halloween Safety for Trick-or-Treaters
The City of Madison Fire Department is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to help trick-or-treaters stay safe on their …
Posted on Oct 16, 2013:
1 Dead Following Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters responded to 6425 Bridge Road this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. after neighbors reported smoke in the building. Engine …
Posted on Oct 14, 2013:
Firefighter Recruitment Open House This Thursday
The City of Madison Fire Department is hosting a Firefighter Recruitment Open House at Fire Station #7 on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to …
Posted on Oct 9, 2013:
Fire Damages Home & Neighbor's House
An afternoon fire caused approximately $325,000 to an eastside home and $20,000 damage to the neighbor's home. At 2:03 p.m. firefighters were sent …
Posted on Oct 1, 2013:
Shorewood Hills Fire Protection News Conference
Village of Shorewood Hills and City of Madison officials will hold a news conference to discuss the village's fire protection agreement. The news …
Posted on Oct 1, 2013:
Fire Prevention Month Activities to Include Parade & Education
The City of Madison Fire Department returns to elementary schools this month for Fire Prevention activities. This year's programming centers on …
Posted on Sep 30, 2013:
Garage Fire Causes $4,000 Damage
City of Madison firefighters responded to a garage fire at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival at the scene in the 1900 block of Kropf Ave., Engine …
Posted on Sep 27, 2013:
Firefighter Recruitment Open House
The City of Madison Fire Department is hosting a Firefighter Recruitment Open House at Fire Station #5 on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:00 p.m. to …
Posted on Sep 21, 2013:
1 Dead, 4 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 30 & Fair Oaks
City of Madison Fire Department was dispatched to Hwy 30 and Fair Oaks for a multi-vehicle crash around 7:00 this morning. The following crews …
Posted on Sep 19, 2013:
Fire Crews Rescue Man From Dumpster
Around 6:30 am, City of Madison Fire Department paramedics were called to the 2900 block of E. Washington Avenue for an injured person in a …
Posted on Sep 16, 2013:
Smoke Alarm Installation Project News Conference
City of Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis will announce the department's latest smoke alarm installation project at a news conference on Tuesday, …
Posted on Sep 12, 2013:
HazMat Drill for MFD Recruits
The City of Madison Fire Department recruit academy is at its midpoint, and recruits are moving into more live training drills. This week's …
Posted on Sep 11, 2013:
Fire Damages Apartment Building, Displaces Residents
Fire caused approximately $125,000 damage to a housing cooperative at 244 West Lakelawn Place early this morning. About 34 residents are displaced …
Posted on Sep 8, 2013:
Fire Damages Outside Wall of Apartment Building
An exterior fire caused approximately $15,000 damage to a four unit apartment building at 1125 Catalpa Circle early Sunday morning. The fire …
Posted on Sep 6, 2013:
Never Forget Blood Drive - September 11
Each year, as September 11th approaches, firefighters and other first responders are asked to reach back and remember that day in 2001. They …
Posted on Sep 1, 2013:
Discarded Ashes Destroy Garage
Discarded ashes from a charcoal grill placed in a city refuse cart caused a garage fire at 19 and 21 N. Baldwin Street. Residents awoke to the fire …
Posted on Sep 1, 2013:
Fire Confined to Utility Room
At 2:05 am, interconnected smoke detectors in a utility room alerted residents of a fire at 6701 and 6715 Park Edge Drive. The building houses two …
Posted on Aug 28, 2013:
Resources For Assistance During Heat Wave
With the heat forecast to extend into the weekend and concerns with heat issues, the City of Madison Fire Department, Mayor's Office, Public Health …
Posted on Aug 26, 2013:
Warm and Humid Temperatures Return This Week
• City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents that this week's heat and humidity will require some precautions to stay safe and …
Posted on Aug 21, 2013:
Divers Search for Missing Swimmer
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Mendota this afternoon to search for a missing swimmer. The call for assistance was …
Posted on Aug 19, 2013:
Wall Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Eastside Home
A fire inside the wall of an eastside home caused approximately $100,000 damage Monday night. Madison Firefighters worked hard to open the plaster …
Posted on Aug 19, 2013:
No Injuries in Southside Apartment Fire
City of Madison firefighters were called to 1120 Moorland Rd this morning for a fire at Nob Hill Apartments. Crews were dispatched at 1:18 a.m. …
Posted on Aug 17, 2013:
MFD Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Fire; 2 Occupants Displaced
City of Madison firefighters made quick work of an early morning kitchen fire on the second floor of an apartment building at 15 S. Charter St., …
Posted on Aug 1, 2013:
Single Sprinkler Head Extinguishes Apartment Fire
A single sprinkler head extinguished a downtown apartment fire this morning, preventing major fire damage to the nine unit building. Madison …
Posted on Jul 19, 2013:
Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Fire Station #13
The City of Madison Fire Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station #13 on Tuesday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m. The location for the …
Posted on Jul 18, 2013:
Second Recruit Academy Under Chief Steve Davis Begins
City of Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis welcomes a new 16-week recruit class, his second as chief, on Monday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the …
Posted on Jul 15, 2013:
Stretch of Hot Weather Demands Attention for Health & Safety
An extended period of hot and humid weather will mean extra precautions for residents to stay safe and healthy. While upcoming heat conditions do …
Posted on Jul 14, 2013:
Outdoor Sauna Ignites
An outdoor sauna ignited Sunday evening on Madison's west side. No one was home at the time of the fire. Several neighbors smelled an odor in their …
Posted on Jul 12, 2013:
Madison Fire Department Administration is Moving
The City of Madison Fire Department Administrative Offices will move to a new location at 30 W. Mifflin Street in July. The old Administration …
Posted on Jul 12, 2013:
'National Pet Fire Safety Day' Prevention Tips to Keep Pets from Starting Home Fires
In 2010, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires, however, nearly 1,000 house fires each year are accidentally started by the …
Posted on Jul 11, 2013:
A Decade of Safety Town Means Safer Children & Teens
Safety Town's first "residents" from 2004 are now in high school. Tomorrow, new Safety Town graduates will celebrate completion of the program. …
Posted on Jul 8, 2013:
Hazardous Incident Team Controls Nitrogen Leak
The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) responded to the UW Madison Chemistry Building tonight for a liquid nitrogen leak. The …
Posted on Jul 5, 2013:
Madison Mallards Are Inspiration for Fire Station Logo
The firefighters at Madison Fire Station 10, like every station in the city, identify themselves with the neighborhood where their station is …
Posted on Jul 4, 2013:
MFD Rolls Out "Mini Ambulance"
The City of Madison Fire Department debuted a new "mini ambulance" this week. The ASAP Medstat is a specialized vehicle manufactured for on- and …
Posted on Jun 29, 2013:
Smoke Alarms Alert Family to Fire
Smoke Alarms Alert Family to Fire A couple and their infant child are safe thanks to the shrill of their smoke alarms around 11:20 Friday night. …
Posted on Jun 7, 2013:
Sprinkler Extinguishes Fire at Coventry Village Retirement Community
Sprinkler Extinguishes Fire at Coventry Village Retirement Community A single sprinkler head extinguished a fire at Coventry Village Retirement …
Posted on May 30, 2013:
Car Fire in Parking Ramp Extinguished
City of Madison firefighters responded to a very smoky car fire at the Lake Street Parking Ramp tonight. A full structure fire response (3 engines, …
Posted on May 30, 2013:
Safety Saturday Scheduled for June 8
Safety Saturday is returning to the Capitol Square on June 8 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to …
Posted on May 29, 2013:
Paramedic Bike Unit Debuting at Ride The Drive
The Madison Fire Department will debut its EMS Bike Unit at Madison's Ride The Drive event on June 2nd. Paramedics riding with the unit will be in …
Posted on May 22, 2013:
Madison Firefighters Make Quick Work of Extinguishing Restaurant Fire
A new restaurant just days away from opening was the scene of a fire on the west side of Madison this evening. City of Madison firefighters …
Posted on May 21, 2013:
Broken Water Pipe Floods Apartment Building; 44 Displaced
City of Madison firefighters responded to 2802 Dryden Drive this evening at 4:30 p.m. after a report of a broken water pipe in the building. Engine …
Posted on May 17, 2013:
Propane Grill In Basement Causes High Readings of Carbon Monoxide
Propane Grill In Basement Causes High Readings of Carbon Monoxide Engine 10 crew responded to a Carbon Monoxide call at Kennedy …
Posted on May 17, 2013:
Detached Garage Catches Fire, House Not Damaged
City of Madison Firefighters were called to 1010 South Thompson Drive at 6:21 pm for a garage fire. When firefighters arrived, crews noticed light …
Posted on May 17, 2013:
Lightning Strike Causes $10,000 in Damage
No one was injured at Brownlofts Apartment construction site when lightning struck shortly after 8:00 am on Friday, May 17th. When City of Madison …
Posted on Apr 14, 2013:
House Fire Quickly Extinguished
Fire caused approximately $15,000 damage to a home located at 218 N. Marquette Street late Sunday night. One person was home at the time of the …
Posted on Apr 12, 2013:
Three People Lucky to Escape Fire Without Injury
Three adults escaped an early morning fire without injuries on Madison's west side today. The owner woke up and noticed smoke in the home. He was …
Posted on Apr 8, 2013:
Unattended Grease on Stove Cause of Fire on Raymond Road
City of Madison Fire Investigators has determined that unattended grease left on the stove was the cause of Sunday's fire. The fire leaves two …
Posted on Apr 8, 2013:
Kitchen Fire Displaces 2 Families In Duplex
Kitchen Fire Displaces 2 Families In Duplex Two families are displaced from their duplex after a fire started in the kitchen area. The occupant's …
Posted on Apr 4, 2013:
Firefighters Rescue Three Children From Roof As Duplex Catches Fire
City of Madison Firefighters saved three children from the roof of their burning home on Wednesday evening. Firefighters were called to 914 Chapel …
Posted on Mar 31, 2013:
Rescuers Assist Fishermen Who Fell Through Ice
The Middleton Fire Department and the City of Madison Lake Rescue Team responded this morning to assist two ice fishermen whose ATV broke through …
Posted on Mar 20, 2013:
Towel on Halogen Lamp Caused Vale Circle Fire
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that a house fire Monday at 4425 Vale Circle was caused when a towel draped over a halogen floor …
Posted on Mar 17, 2013:
Firefighters Extinguish Fire at UW-Madison Porter Boathouse
A fire at the UW-Madison Porter Boathouse caused $10,000 in damage. Porter Boathouse is a new three story crewhouse for the UW men's and women's …
Posted on Mar 10, 2013:
Apartment Fire Displaces Seven Residents
An apartment fire on Saturday night left seven people without a home and caused damage throughout the three story building. City of Madison …
Posted on Mar 7, 2013:
Assistant Chief Keiken Accepted for First Fire Service Executive Development Institute
Assistant Fire Chief James Keiken has been accepted into the inaugural class of a new year-long leadership-development program developed by the …
Posted on Mar 6, 2013:
Extensive Damage at Eastside House Fire
Fire caused extensive damage to a home on Madison's east side this morning. Firefighters were dispatched to 3813 Tulane Avenue at 10:09 a.m. after …
Posted on Mar 5, 2013:
Sprinklers Limit Damage to Apartment Building
Automatic fire sprinklers prevented major damage to an apartment building on Madison's west side early this morning. The building at 8211 Plaza …
Posted on Feb 28, 2013:
Investigation Continues into Cause of Fire at UW Medical Sciences Building
City of Madison fire investigators continue working to determine the exact cause of this morning's fire at the Medical Sciences Building at 1300 …
Posted on Feb 28, 2013:
UW Medical Sciences Building Evacuated for Fire on 4th Floor; No Injuries
City of Madison firefighters were called to the Medical Sciences Building at 1300 University on the UW-Madison campus shortly after 8:00 this …
Posted on Feb 27, 2013:
East Side Building Evacuated for Hazmat Incident; No Injuries
City of Madison firefighters, including the department's Hazardous Incident team, were called to 1832 Wright St. shortly after 8:00 this morning …
Posted on Feb 27, 2013:
Taqueria Guadalajara Fire Started in Kitchen; $225,000 in Damages
City of Madison Fire investigators have determined that Monday's fire at Taqueria Guadalajara started when a pot was left on the kitchen stove …
Posted on Feb 25, 2013:
Firefighters Respond to Fire at Taqueria Guadalajara; No Injuries
City of Madison Fire Department firefighters responded to a popular Mexican taqueria this morning at 7:16 a.m. As firefighters approached the scene …
Posted on Feb 20, 2013:
Sprinkler Extinguishes Fire at Trinity Senior Community
A fire at Trinity Senior Community caused minimal damage thanks to a sprinkler that kept flames in check until firefighters arrived. City of …
Posted on Feb 15, 2013:
MFD Ladder 1 and Medic 1 Busy With Construction Site Accidents
Two construction workers at different work sites were transported to the hospital by City of Madison Fire Department personnel. At 10:49 this …
Posted on Feb 12, 2013:
Home Damaged by Fire, Everyone Safe
Fire damaged a home on Madison's south side Tuesday evening and displaced the owners until repairs can be made. Five people were in the home at the …
Posted on Feb 7, 2013:
Today's Slippery Steps, Sidewalks Resulting in Increased Call Volume for MFD Paramedics
City of Madison Fire Department firefighters and paramedics are responding to a flurry of emergency medical calls this morning as people emerge …
Posted on Feb 4, 2013:
Assistant Chief Receives Top Fire Officer Designations
Assistant Fire Chief James Keiken has received two top fire officer designations from the National Fire Academy and the Center for Public Safety …
Posted on Jan 28, 2013:
Local 311 and Madison Fire Department "Challenge" Firefighters to make 2013 a healthy year
Recent research shows that rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public. …
Posted on Jan 28, 2013:
ATV Breaks Through Ice on Lake Waubesa
Around 8:30 am, City of Madison Fire Department Scuba Team launched the ARGO and ice sled at Lake Farm Park Boat Landing off Libby road, when a man …
Posted on Jan 19, 2013:
MFD Crews Douse Apartment Fire; No Injuries
City of Madison firefighters responded to a mattress fire in a downtown apartment this afternoon at 222 North Hamilton. The call came in at 12:35 …
Posted on Jan 16, 2013:
City of Madison Fire Dept Type 1 Regional HazMat Team Assisted with Capitol Incident
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the Capitol Police arrested Kvon R. Smith at the State Capitol a few hours before Governor Scott Walker's State of …
Posted on Jan 16, 2013:
First Recruit Academy Under New Fire Chief Graduates
The City of Madison Fire Department will graduate 20 new firefighters from its recruit academy on Friday, January 18. It's the first class to …
Posted on Jan 12, 2013:
Unattended Cooking Causes $20,000 In Damage
Shortly after 9:00 pm, City of Madison Fire Department responded to a 38-unit apartment complex at 1042 Moorland Road. When firefighters arrived, …
Posted on Jan 9, 2013:
Two Snowmobilers Transported to St. Mary's Hospital
City of Madison Fire Department Ladder #6 Crew and Scuba Team members removed two people from the ice on Lake Waubesa after their snowmobile tipped …
Posted on Dec 29, 2012:
Firefighters Stop Kitchen Fire at Bonfyre Grill; No Injuries
A kitchen fire at the Bonfyre Grill has temporarily closed the restaurant. City of Madison firefighters were called to the restaurant at 2601 West …
Posted on Dec 28, 2012:
For Fire Safety, Clear Ice and Snow from Hydrants
More snow is on the way, but many of the City's fire hydrants are still buried from last week's storm. The City of Madison Fire Department is …
Posted on Dec 27, 2012:
Un-Decking the Halls
Christmas tree safety is just as important - perhaps more important - after the holidays. That's because the longer Christmas trees are in the …
Posted on Dec 25, 2012:
CO Alarm Alerts Neighbors to Kitchen Fire
A carbon monoxide alarm alerted occupants to a kitchen fire in a neighboring duplex unit this morning. City of Madison firefighters responded to …
Posted on Dec 21, 2012:
Ragstock Fire Caused By Improper Disposal of Smoking Materials
City of Madison Fire Investigators determined the fire at Ragstock was a result of improper disposal of smoking materials. Thursday afternoon at …
Posted on Dec 21, 2012:
Temperatures Dropping; Keep Water Pipes Warm
With temperatures set to drop this weekend, the City of Madison Fire Department, along with Building and Inspection, is reminding residents to make …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Power Outages Expected to Continue
Today's heavy snowfall has Madison firefighters responding to multiple reports of downed power lines. As of 8:30 this evening, firefighters had …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Fire At Ragstock Causes $100,000 in Damage
At 3:44 pm, fire crews were dispatched to 329 State Street for a report of a fire in the Ragstock store office, which is located above the retail …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Power Outages and City Emergency Services
City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is advising anyone who relies on power for medical equipment, or who has a medical condition that is affected by …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Fire Sprinklers Douse Garage Fire
At 2:50 pm, fire crews were dispatched to 2343 Allied Drive for a report of a garage fire. After playing in the snow, a 10-year old decided to dry …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Firefighters Respond to Multiple Incidents for Downed Power Lines
Today's heavy snowfall has Madison firefighters responding to multiple reports of downed power lines. Fire officers report more than six calls so …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Tips for Preventing Snow Shoveling and Snowblowing Injuries
Tips for Preventing Snow Shoveling and Snowblowing Injuries With the accumulation of heavy wet snow, the City of Madison Fire Department would like …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Snowfall May Bury Heat Vents and Hydrants
With the arrival of the large snowfall, the Madison Fire Department would like to remind everyone to keep furnace vents and hydrants on and around …
Posted on Dec 19, 2012:
Snow is Here; Here's What to Do
Now that winter is really here, the City of Madison Fire Department and Madison Gas and Electric have some tips to help you stay safe when the snow …
Posted on Dec 13, 2012:
Fire Closes Pizzeria Temporarily
Buck's Pizza, 219 Cottage Grove Road, is closed following a fire this evening in the kitchen ventilation hood. The fire was discovered by employees …
Posted on Dec 12, 2012:
New SCBAs Will Help Locate Firefighters in Trouble on the Fire Ground
A Mayday on the fire ground goes straight to the heart of every firefighter who hears it. Time is the enemy - locating and rescuing an …
Posted on Dec 11, 2012:
Discarded Fireplace Ashes Caused West Side Garage Fire
City of Madison fire investigators believe a fire that caused $150,000 in damage to a west side home Sunday night was caused by fireplace ashes …
Posted on Dec 3, 2012:
Paint Fumes Sicken 7; Office Building Evacuated
The City of Madison Fire Department's Hazardous Materials team was called to a west side office building this afternoon after occupants reported …
Posted on Nov 29, 2012:
MGE Foundation Funds CO Alarm Giveaway for Meals on Wheels Clients
With furnaces and fireplaces heating up for the season, it's important to check carbon monoxide alarms regularly - once a month - to ensure that …
Posted on Nov 27, 2012:
'Tis the Season to Check Chimneys
Two incidents involving suspected chimney fires within the past week prompt a reminder that before starting the roaring fire to ward off the winter …
Posted on Nov 15, 2012:
Still #1: Thanksgiving Cooking Fires
Year-to-date, the City of Madison Fire Department has responded to almost 300 cooking fires in 2012, for a total of $630,956 in property damage, 11 …
Posted on Nov 13, 2012:
East Side Apartment Fire Causes $50,000 in Damage
As Engine #5 and Medic #5 were leaving a motor vehicle crash, where no one was injured, they noticed heavy black smoke in the sky. The crew decided …
Posted on Nov 8, 2012:
MFD Assistant Chief Part of Deployment to New Jersey
More than a week after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey shore, a contingent from the Wisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team …
Posted on Oct 29, 2012:
Five Escape House Fire on Madison's East Side; No Injuries
Five members of a Madison family are displaced after a basement fire at their East side home. City of Madison firefighters responded to 4045 …
Posted on Oct 26, 2012:
MFD, DOT Promote Halloween Safety for Trick-or-Treaters
The City of Madison Fire Department is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to help trick-or-treaters stay safe on their …
Posted on Oct 16, 2012:
Electrical Fire Causes $7,500 In Damage
An employee was about to start work in the Dutch Mill Sports Club, when she noticed the building was full of smoke. She called 911, then attempted …
Posted on Oct 15, 2012:
Fire In Duplex Displaces Seven
Firefighters were called around 3:30 pm to 2618 Greenway View. No smoke or flames were showing as fire crews arrived. Three people were inside the …
Posted on Oct 10, 2012:
Madison to Host First Blue Sky Girls Event at State Capitol
MADISON, WI; 10 am, October 13, 2012 - Madison's Capitol will host Wisconsin's first year of participation in the international Blue Sky Girls …
Posted on Oct 8, 2012:
Fire Damages Memorial Union Theater
A fire caused extensive damage this morning at the Memorial Union Theater on the UW-Madison campus. Firefighters were called to the scene at 7:38 …
Posted on Oct 3, 2012:
Firefighters Extricate Biker Following Traffic Crash
City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a biker and a passenger car this evening. Crews were …
Posted on Sep 24, 2012:
First Recruit Academy Under New Fire Chief Begins
City of Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis welcomed a new 16-week recruit class, his first as chief, on Monday, September 24. Chief Davis was joined by …
Posted on Sep 12, 2012:
11 Displaced by Apartment Fire; No Injuries
Eleven people are being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire at their apartment building. City of Madison firefighters were called the a fire …
Posted on Sep 7, 2012:
9/11 Commemoration Aims to Give Back
Each year, as September 11 approaches, firefighters and other first responders are asked to reach back and remember that day in 2001, how it …
Posted on Sep 5, 2012:
Fire Sprinklers Keep Fire From Spreading at Aramark
No one was in the building when a fire broke out at 1212 N. Stoughton Road. Damage at Armark Uniform Service, which supply uniform and rental and …
Posted on Sep 1, 2012:
Fire & EMS Units Respond to Crash
City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to a car crash at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and Lakeside Street early Saturday …
Posted on Sep 1, 2012:
Divers Rescue Woman From Lake Mendota
The Madison Fire Department's Lake Rescue Team rescued a woman from Lake Mendota late Friday night. The Maple Bluff Fire Department and City of …
Posted on Aug 30, 2012:
Firefighters Begin Day With Back-to-Back Calls
The Madison Fire Department started today's shift with a lake rescue call on Lake Mendota and a structure fire call on the east side. The Madison …
Posted on Aug 24, 2012:
Lake Rescue Team Extinguishes Boat Fire
The Madison Fire Department's Lake Rescue Team responded to a boat fire on Lake Mendota this morning. Firefighters and rescue divers were sent to …
Posted on Aug 16, 2012:
HazMat Team Responds to Incident at Concourse Hotel
At 9:15 am this morning, Engine 1 was called for a possible dumpster fire at 1 W. Dayton Street - The Concourse Hotel. Upon arrival, crews noticed …
Posted on Aug 15, 2012:
Fire Chief, Local 311 Give Boost to School Supply Program
The City of Madison Fire Department is teaming with Fire Fighters Local 311 to provide an extra boost to provide School Supplies for Kids, with a …
Posted on Aug 10, 2012:
Fire Damages Mobile Home, Everyone Safe
A homeowner and her pets escaped without injury from a fire in their mobile home this afternoon. The woman was installing a ceiling fan in a front …
Posted on Aug 4, 2012:
Fire Damages North Side Home; No Injuries
City of Madison Firefighters responded to an overnight house fire at 926 Blaine Dr. The call came in just before midnight; 11:39 Friday …
Posted on Aug 2, 2012:
Quick Call, Quick Response Keeps Damage Low in Suspected Arson
Owners of a construction trailer on the City's west side have Pam Jahnke to thank for limiting fire damage to their equipment this morning. The …
Posted on Jul 25, 2012:
Apartment Fire Causes $25,000 in Damage
Residents of The Meadows Apartment were forced out of their 8-unit, 2 story complex shortly before 11:00 pm. When City of Madison Fire crews …
Posted on Jul 16, 2012:
Two Injured in Early Morning House Explosion
Two Madison men in their 20's were transported to UW Hospital this morning following a house explosion at 413 S. Midvale. City of Madison …
Posted on Jul 15, 2012:
Two Escape House Fire on Madison's West Side
City of Madison firefighters responded to a house fire this evening at 2517 Waltham Road. Residents there reported hearing smoke alarms and seeing …
Posted on Jul 11, 2012:
Wave of Grass Fires Continues
As dry weather continues, City of Madison firefighters are responding to an average of 3-5 grass fires every day. Yesterday they were four. One was …
Posted on Jul 11, 2012:
"Doc Ops" to Give Physicians a Closer Look at Emergency Response
The City of Madison Fire Department will offer medical residents from UW Hospitals a closer look at firefighting and EMS operations. The training …
Posted on Jul 10, 2012:
Occupants Escape Afternoon House Fire
A 17-year-old Madison man was transported to UW Hospital today after a fire tore through his home on the City's North side. City of Madison …
Posted on Jul 9, 2012:
Firefighters Extinguish Basement Fire at Amy's Café - No Injuries
City of Madison firefighters responded to a basement fire at 414 West Gilman around noon today. Crews were dispatched to Amy's Café at that address …
Posted on Jul 5, 2012:
Dry Grass Continues To Smolder At Warner Park Fireworks Site
Many people have called 911 or stopped by Fire Station #10 on Troy Drive, to report smoke coming from the Warner Park area. Dry grass and …
Posted on Jul 5, 2012:
MFD Hazardous Incident Team Responds to Chemical Incident
Around 5:10 am this morning, MFD Engine 4, Medic 1 and the Hazardous Incident Team responded to Lot 60 by UW Hospital for a report of a suicidal …
Posted on Jul 3, 2012:
Fireworks Safety - Even More Important This Year
This year's extremely dry conditions make fireworks safety even more important than in the past. Please follow this safety information to prevent …
Posted on Jul 1, 2012:
Quick Response & Brick Construction Save Building
Fire caused approximately $5,000 damage to a bakery at 1348 Williamson Street shortly after noon today. The fire involved trash carts, furniture …
Posted on Jun 28, 2012:
Kitchen Fire Causes $35,000 Damage
A kitchen fire caused an estimated $35,000 damage to a retail shop at 2215 Atwood Avenue this afternoon. The fire started after a cardboard box was …
Posted on Jun 28, 2012:
Dry Conditions Make Professional Displays the Best Bet for 4th of July Fireworks
The lack of rain in the area has created dry conditions that are especially susceptible to grass and brush fires. It makes the use of consumer …
Posted on Jun 27, 2012:
Apartment Fire Intentionally Set - Information Needed
The City of Madison Joint Fire/Arson Investigation Team has determined that this morning's fire at 4725 Cottage Grove Road was intentionally set. …
Posted on Jun 27, 2012:
Firefighters Rescue Three Residents From Smoky Fire
City of Madison Firefighters used a ladder to rescue three people from an apartment fire on Madison's east side early this morning. These residents …
Posted on Jun 25, 2012:
Lake Rescue Team Brings Swimmer Safely to Shore
Just days after divers pulled a drowning victim from Lake Mendota after an ill-advised swim, the City of Madison Fire Department's Lake Rescue team …
Posted on Jun 22, 2012:
Rimrock Gas Leak Temporarily Closes Road
Rimrock Road was closed for about 45 minutes this morning while Madison Gas & Electric workers managed a natural gas leak from a breached gas …
Posted on Jun 22, 2012:
SCUBA Team Searches for Missing Man in Lake Mendota
The City of Madison Fire Department's Lake Rescue Team has taken its divers out of the water after more than three hours of searching for a swimmer …
Posted on Jun 21, 2012:
One Dead in Early Morning Fire; Damages Reach $100,000 - Update
A Madison man is dead after a fire in his apartment earlier today. City of Madison Firefighters responded to 2709 Sommers Avenue on the City's east …
Posted on Jun 18, 2012:
HIT Team Contains Liquid Chlorine Leak
The City of Madison Fire Department's Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) was quick to contain a liquid chlorine spill after a truck-mounted tank sprang …
Posted on Jun 16, 2012:
Fire Heavily Damages Home
City of Madison firefighters extinguished a fire that caused heavy damage to an eastside home early Saturday morning. The first crews arriving on …
Posted on Jun 12, 2012:
Firefighters Handle Two Rescue Calls Within an Hour
Madison Firefighters handled two rescue calls within one hour this morning. The first call occurred at a recyclable material recovery facility …
Posted on Jun 12, 2012:
Fire Ops for Law Enforcement
Though fires demand a response from firefighters, in many cases, it is law enforcement that is first on scene. Cooperation and coordination between …
Posted on Jun 8, 2012:
Point of Origin Released for Gilman Street Fire
Fire investigators have determined that Monday morning's fire at 11 W. Gilman Street originated in the area of a dehumidifier in the basement of …
Posted on Jun 7, 2012:
Safety Saturday Scheduled for June 9
Safety Saturday is returning to the Capitol Square on June 9 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to …
Posted on Jun 7, 2012:
10 of Madison's Women Firefighters Set to Run the Ragnar
Ten women firefighters from the City of Madison Fire Department, and the wife of another MFD firefighter will take off on foot tomorrow morning as …
Posted on Jun 7, 2012:
MFD Personnel Out in Force to Support Camp Hero
The City of Madison Fire Department continues to make diversity a focus of its recruitment efforts. Tonight, members of the Department will donate …
Posted on Jun 5, 2012:
Fire & EMS Crews Respond to Crash, Transport 5 Patients
City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to a car crash on Charmany Drive at 6:00 p.m. this evening. When Ladder 2 arrived on scene, …
Posted on Jun 5, 2012:
Ammonia Leak Empties UW Engineering Building
The UW Engineering Research Building was evacuated today after occupants noticed an ammonia leak in the 9th floor lab where they were working. City …
Posted on Jun 5, 2012:
Firefighters Rescue Woman From Fire
City of Madison Firefighters used a ladder to rescue a woman from a downtown apartment fire early this morning. She was awakened by the smoke …
Posted on Jun 4, 2012:
HURT Team Will Train at Kohl Center Today
When an emergency calls for complex rescue techniques, it's the City of Madison Fire Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) that responds. To …
Posted on May 30, 2012:
Kitchen Fire Causes $50K in Damage
City of Madison fire investigators believe a fire at 1913 E. Washington yesterday afternoon started in the kitchen, but was not the result of a …
Posted on May 26, 2012:
Lightning Strikes Home On West Side
The occupants of 7314 Harvest Hill Road first heard a loud boom. One of the occupants smelled smoke and called 911 shortly before 9:00 am. …
Posted on May 25, 2012:
Hot, Windy Conditions Lead to Mulch Fire Epidemic
City of Madison firefighters responded to 10 outside fires yesterday, many of them fanned by high winds yesterday afternoon. Eight of those fires …
Posted on May 24, 2012:
Outside Fires a Concern for the Holiday Weekend
City of Madison firefighters responded to four outside fires yesterday, and with the holiday weekend just ahead, the Department offers these …
Posted on May 23, 2012:
MFD Fire Chief to Speak at Fire Sprinkler Summit
City of Madison Fire Chief Steve Davis will be among the speakers at a daylong summit to educate homeowners, home builders, and fire service …
Posted on May 23, 2012:
Firefighter/Paramedic Retires from MFD after 27 Years
The City of Madison Fire Department will say goodbye today to a 27-year veteran of the Department. Firefighter/Paramedic Megan Williamson joined …
Posted on May 22, 2012:
Fire Engulfs Home, Resident Alerted by Smoke Alarm
The resident at 118 Leon Street heard her smoke alarm sounding and saw a 'glow'. She called 911 to report the fire and left her home. At 2:15 am, …
Posted on May 21, 2012:
EMS Week 2012
National EMS Week, observed May 20-26, 2012, is an opportunity to recognize the trained professionals who deliver pre-hospital emergency medical …
Posted on May 17, 2012:
MFD Lake Rescue Team Participates in Safe Boating Awareness
The City of Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team will join other agencies this weekend to encourage safe boating as Wisconsin residents prepare …
Posted on May 14, 2012:
TEMS Prepares for Worst-Case Scenarios
City of Madison Fire Department paramedics respond to thousands of emergency medical calls each year, providing Advanced Life Support (ALS), …
Posted on May 14, 2012:
Kitchen Fire Closes Restaurant for Several Hours
City of Madison firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at a fast service restaurant Sunday, May 13. Crews were dispatched to 4687 Verona Road at …
Posted on May 8, 2012:
Firefighters Douse Fire on Ridgeview Ct.
City of Madison firefighters took just minutes to extinguish a fire Monday at 9 Ridge View Court. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 9:38 …
Posted on Apr 26, 2012:
Causeway Centre Returned to Property Owners
City of Madison fire investigators have turned over the Causeway Centre Office Building at 900 John Nolen Drive to the owners of the property. The …
Posted on Apr 25, 2012:
Fire Investigation Begins
As of 7:00 a.m. today, City of Madison firefighters have left the scene of last night's fire at 900 John Nolen Dr., and fire investigators have …
Posted on Apr 24, 2012:
MFD Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze
City of Madison firefighters will maintain an overnight fire watch at the scene of a 3-alarm fire at 900 John Nolen Drive. Firefighters were …
Posted on Apr 20, 2012:
2nd Fire Involving Electrically Heated Bedding Prompts Warning
City of Madison firefighters have responded to two calls this year involved electrically heated bedding. Yesterday's fire was extinguished by the …
Posted on Apr 18, 2012:
Heat Gun Use Led to Apartment Fire on Lathrop
City of Madison fire investigators believe the use of a heat gun to dry out damp wood in a bathroom led to a smoldering fire that cause an …
Posted on Apr 17, 2012:
Madison Firefighters Save House from Structural Damage; No Injuries
A quick stop by City of Madison firefighters this evening prevented fire in an exterior wall from extending into the living areas of a multi-family …
Posted on Apr 16, 2012:
Burn Ban Lifted in the City of Madison
The recent rainfall minimizes concern for outdoor burning in the City of Madison; however the high winds should temporarily limit burning.  Given …
Posted on Apr 10, 2012:
Outdoor Fires Prohibited In The City of Madison
The City of Madison Fire Department is prohibiting the use of outdoor fires until weather conditions change. Approved outdoor fireplaces and fire …
Posted on Apr 6, 2012:
Fire in 4-Unit Causes $275,000 in Damage
A fire in a 4-unit apartment causes an estimated $275,000 in damage. Around 2:00 pm, a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the roof area at 425 Troy …
Posted on Apr 6, 2012:
Fire In Potting Soil Causes $10,000 Damage
Discarded smoking materials deposited in dried potting soil, causes $10,000 damage to a second story apartment. City of Madison Fire Crews …
Posted on Mar 28, 2012:
Firefighters Celebrate 25 Years with Special Employee at #1
City of Madison firefighters and Fire Fighters Local 311 will host a celebration for a long time worker at Firehouse #1 today. Jim McKinley has …
Posted on Mar 15, 2012:
MFD Ceremony to Celebrate 11 Commissioned Personnel Promotions
This year's City of Madison Fire Department promotional ceremony will include recognition of the City's new Fire Chief, Steven Davis. The ceremony …
Posted on Mar 12, 2012:
Firefighters Make Quick Stop at Duplex Fire
Quick action by firefighters prevented a fire from spreading through a home's attic and causing structural damage on Monday afternoon. A quick …
Posted on Mar 12, 2012:
Fires "Spring Forward" in Warmer Weather
The beautiful weather over the weekend brought lots of people outdoors, and where people go, the risk of fire increases. City of Madison …
Posted on Mar 9, 2012:
Don't Change the Smoke Alarm Battery in the City of Madison
As you "spring forward" this weekend, please remember that in the City of Madison, changing smoke alarm batteries need not be a part of your to-do …
Posted on Mar 5, 2012:
Engine Company 5 Participates in March for Meals
City of Madison firefighters respond to a different kind of need today when they participate in the annual March for Meals in cooperation with …
Posted on Mar 2, 2012:
Visit to Madison, Dane County Saves Man's Life?
An Ohio man in Madison this week on business had the bad luck to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest while he was here, but the very good fortune to be …
Posted on Feb 29, 2012:
Units Respond to Simultaneous Kitchen Fires
City of Madison Firefighters responded to two kitchen fires within four minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon. The first fire, located on …
Posted on Feb 28, 2012:
Fire Damages Apartment and Displaces Two People
Two people were displaced when a fire damaged their apartment at 58 S. Gammon Road Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the eight unit …
Posted on Feb 22, 2012:
Firefighters Help Contain Fuel Spill
City of Madison firefighters worked with personnel from the city's Engineering Division and Streets Division to prevent a diesel fuel spill from …
Posted on Feb 15, 2012:
MFD Engine 9 Delivers Baby Girl
It's the first baby of the year - at least the first of 2012 delivered by Madison firefighters. Engine Company 9 was called to a home on Craig …
Posted on Feb 15, 2012:
Hot Oil, Grease Continue to Hike Cooking Fire Numbers
Three more cooking fires in the space of 10 hours this week have been attributed to hot oil or grease on the stove. In all three cases, occupants …
Posted on Feb 10, 2012:
Madison Fire Assists Truax Fire Dept with Small Plane Crash at Dane Co Airport
As reported by Dane County Regional Airport PIO Brent McHenry, three people received only minor injuries when their small plane crashed at Dane …
Posted on Feb 9, 2012:
Temperatures Dropping; Keep Water Pipes Warm
With temperatures set to drop this weekend, the City of Madison Fire Department is reminding residents to make sure water pipes are protected from …
Posted on Feb 8, 2012:
Pflaum Road Fire Caused by Unsafe Use of Cutting Torch
Fire investigators announced that yesterday's fire at 4914 Pflaum Road started when gasoline vapors were ignited by a cutting torch. A worker was …
Posted on Feb 7, 2012:
Fire Damages Auto Detail Shop
Fire caused $250,000 damage to an auto detail shop located in a multi-tenant commercial building on Pflaum Road this morning. The initial caller …
Posted on Feb 2, 2012:
Final Report on Webster St. Fire Released
City of Madison Fire investigators have released the final report on last summer's fire at 24 N. Webster St. That fire on June 30, destroyed the …
Posted on Jan 30, 2012:
One Person Transported After Explosion at Chemistry Building
The Madison Fire Department responded to the UW Madison Chemistry Building this morning for a person who was injured in an explosion. At 9:34 am a …
Posted on Jan 20, 2012:
Snow is Here; Here's What to Do
Now that winter is really here, the City of Madison Fire Department and Madison Gas and Electric have some tips to help you stay safe when the snow …
Posted on Jan 14, 2012:
Fire Damages Northside Home
Fire caused approximately $20,000 damage to a single story home at 2106 Sheridan Drive this afternoon. Firefighters were called to the residence at …
Posted on Jan 14, 2012:
Porchlight Fire Update
Earlier this afternoon the Madison Fire Department released the fire damaged building at 306 N. Brooks Street to its owner. A fire inspector …
Posted on Jan 14, 2012:
Fire Injures Three and Displaces Over 60 People
Three people were injured and more than sixty were displaced from their homes following a fire on Friday night at 306 N. Brooks St. Fire caused …
Posted on Jan 12, 2012:
City of Madison Fire Department Promotes Six Members
The City of Madison Fire Department is pleased to announce the following promotions that were approved by the Police and Fire Commission on Monday, …
Posted on Jan 7, 2012:
Firefighters Respond to Attic Angels Fire
An overstuffed commercial dryer led to a fire in the basement of a three-story residential facility this afternoon. City of Madison firefighters …
Posted on Jan 6, 2012:
Steven Davis Named City of Madison Fire Chief
On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 the Police and Fire Commission announced Steven Davis as the new City of Madison Fire Chief at a press conference held …
Posted on Jan 6, 2012:
Assistant Chief Gregg Knudtson Retires After 31 Years
The second of three generations of Knudtson firefighters retires today after 31 years with the City of Madison Fire Department. Assistant Chief …
Posted on Jan 3, 2012:
2011 Ends With No Fire Fatalities
The City of Madison once again ended the calendar year with no fatalities related to fires. It's the third out of four years in which fire has …
Posted on Jan 3, 2012:
2012 MFD Retirements
The first week in January typically begins the annual exodus of retiring MFD personnel. Today, of course is the last official day for retiring …
Posted on Jan 1, 2012:
Apartment Fire Displaces Westside Residents
A fire forced 29 residents, including children, out of their apartment building at 4:18 am on January 1st, 2012, which was caused by unattended …
Posted on Jan 1, 2012:
Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage at Goodwill Group Home
Nine residents are safe, after a fire causes $100,000 in damage to their home at 1602 Northport Drive. At 11:45 pm, firefighters arrived at the two …
Posted on Dec 30, 2011:
New Year's Resolutions for a Safer, Fire-Free 2012
The City of Madison Fire Department offers these Top Ten New Year's resolutions for residents and visitors: 10. Have your dryer installed and …
Posted on Dec 29, 2011:
City Chickens Escape Coop Fire
Two City of Madison chickens successfully implemented their coop escape plan last night after a fire threatened their home at 218 Oak St. The coop …
Posted on Dec 27, 2011:
Beware of the Dry Christmas Tree
Firefighters who responded to a Christmas Eve fire on Madison's eastside ask people to check the condition of their Christmas trees every day. Make …
Posted on Dec 27, 2011:
Apartment Occupant Injured Following Cooking Fire
City of Madison firefighters responded to 1910 West Broadway this morning just after 10:00 following a report of a structure fire at the two-story …
Posted on Dec 24, 2011:
Eastside Home Damaged by Fire
Fire caused moderate damage to a home at 801 Valley Road this afternoon. A neighbor reported seeing flames thru the front window as he drove by and …
Posted on Dec 21, 2011:
Trifecta of Generosity Spreads the Spirit of the Season
When the highest bidders sit down for lunch at Station #7 tomorrow it will connect the links on an unusual chain of "pay-it-forward" acts. Some …
Posted on Dec 21, 2011:
Morraine View Fire Started By Child Playing with a Lighter
City of Madison Fire Investigators have determined the Morriane View Drive fire was started by a 3-year old child playing with a lighter. The fire, …
Posted on Dec 20, 2011:
Last Minute Gift Ideas? MFD Has Suggestions
Tomorrow is the first day of Hanukkah and the shopping days until Christmas, Winter Solstice and Kwanzaa are in single digits, so if your holiday …
Posted on Dec 19, 2011:
Hazardous Incident Team Responds to Spill
The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) responded to a spill at the Biochemistry Building on the UW Campus this morning. At 10:13 …
Posted on Dec 19, 2011:
Think Safety During Winter Holiday Season
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us, but as you rush through your to-do list, make sure the list includes safety. Holiday cooking, …
Posted on Dec 15, 2011:
Fire Sparked by Space Heater Causes $10,000 Damage
A space heater that was too close to combustible materials is listed as the cause of last night's fire at 1174 Petra Place. The fire was reported …
Posted on Dec 9, 2011:
Fire Causes $250,000 Damage to 8-Unit Complex
Several condos of an 8-unit 2-story complex sustained fire damage at 1132 Morraine View Drive, Friday afternoon shortly before 2:00 pm. Smoke was …
Posted on Dec 9, 2011:
Crews Respond to Oscar Mayer for Injured Person
City of Madison Fire Crews from Station #10 respond to an industrial accident at Oscar Mayer. Crews were called to 910 Mayer Avenue at 6:54 am, …
Posted on Dec 8, 2011:
City Bids Farewell to Chief Amesqua
The public is invited to say good-bye to Fire Chief Debra Amesqua at an event next Tuesday afternoon. The event will take place from 4:30 - 6:30 …
Posted on Nov 28, 2011:
CO Alarm Reminder: Install Them; Test Them
City of Madison firefighters have been responding to a flurry of carbon monoxide calls in recent weeks. One station reports averaging one or two …
Posted on Nov 23, 2011:
Thanksgiving Remains #1 for Cooking Fires
The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day in 2009, according the National Fire …
Posted on Nov 8, 2011:
Grill on Balcony Starts Fire at Lucky Apartments
City of Madison Firefighters doused a grill fire on a 7th floor balcony this morning at the Lucky Apartments, 777 University Ave. Crews were …
Posted on Nov 8, 2011:
Unattended Candles Caused Weekend Apartment Fire
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that unattended candles caused the weekend apartment fire at 2905 Commercial Ave. Firefighters …
Posted on Nov 5, 2011:
No One Injured in Afternoon Apartment Fire
Occupants of a 2-story apartment building evacuated safely following a fire in a second-floor apartment this afternoon. City of Madison …
Posted on Nov 5, 2011:
Fire Damages West Side Restaurant
City of Madison firefighters responded to Biaggi's restaurant, 601 Junction Road this morning for a fire in the dining room of the restaurant. The …
Posted on Nov 4, 2011:
Discarded Smoking Materials May Have Caused Second Fire
City of Madison fire investigators say the apparent cause of last night's fire at 1615 Summit Avenue is improperly discarded smoking materials. If …
Posted on Nov 4, 2011:
Don't Change the Smoke Alarm Battery in the City of Madison
As much of the nation prepares to "fall back" this weekend, marking the end of Daylight Savings Time, many fire departments take this opportunity …
Posted on Nov 2, 2011:
Discarded Smoking Materials Cause of Monday Fire
Monday's apartment balcony fire at 3120 Maple Valley Dr. has been attributed to discarded smoking materials by City of Madison fire investigators. …
Posted on Nov 1, 2011:
Fire Crew Delivers Baby Girl
It will be pink stork pins for the crew of Engine Company 8 after they delivered a healthy baby girl this morning on the City's East side. The call …
Posted on Oct 29, 2011:
Unattended Food On Stove Causes $3,000 In Damage
Unattended food on a stove causes $3,000.00 in damage. A resident from the 16-unit apartment complex at 408 Parkwood Lane, returned home around …
Posted on Oct 29, 2011:
Duplex Destroyed By Fire
At 11:26 am, 911 Communications Center received many frantic calls reporting flames shooting from a home on Park Edge Drive. As firefighters from …
Posted on Oct 28, 2011:
Fire Prevention Month Ends with 31 Cooking Fires…and Counting
The City of Madison Fire Department Community Education Unit completed its Fire Prevention Month activities in the City's elementary schools this …
Posted on Oct 24, 2011:
Neighbor Notices Smoke From Home Next Door
A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the home next door and called her mom. Her mom told her to hang up and call 911. Fire crews arrived at 4049 …
Posted on Oct 20, 2011:
Fire Damages Vacant Apartment
Smoke and flames caused approximately $10,000 damage to a vacant apartment at 50 Schroeder Court tonight. Firefighters were called to the 36-unit …
Posted on Oct 17, 2011:
Willy St. Reopens - Firefighters Are Dodging Traffic
The long-awaited reopening of Williamson St. has businesses and residents celebrating. But motorists may be celebrating a little too much. …
Posted on Oct 7, 2011:
Crews Extinguish Fire at Rubin's Furniture Warehouse
City of Madison Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire at Rubin's Furniture Warehouse. At 2:23 pm, Ladder 6 crew responded to 2300 Badger Road for …
Posted on Oct 3, 2011:
City of Madison Fire Department Assists Waunakee Fire Department with HazMat Incident
At 7:10 am this morning, the City of Madison Fire Department Hazardous Material Team responded to Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC to assist …
Posted on Oct 3, 2011:
MFD Back in City Schools for Fire Prevention Month
The City of Madison Fire Department is back in City of Madison elementary schools this month following last year's focus on smoke alarm …
Posted on Oct 2, 2011:
Fire Causes $100,000 Damage to Home
Nobody was home at 2202 Aspen Road when fire struck the home this morning. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the single family home and called …
Posted on Sep 27, 2011:
MFD Fill the Boot for MDA
City of Madison firefighters expect to be more visible than usual this week as they take up posts around the City to Fill the Boot with donations …
Posted on Sep 23, 2011:
Greenway Plaza Fire Began in Restaurant Kitchen
City of Madison fire investigators say a fire that damaged several businesses at Greenway Plaza on September 3 began when an employee left a burner …
Posted on Sep 23, 2011:
Fall Heating Reminders
The Madison Fire Department and Madison Gas and Electric urge homeowners to spend a little time getting ready for the upcoming heating season. Here …
Posted on Sep 20, 2011:
No Injuries in Early Morning Apartment Fire - Updated
City of Madison fire investigators say yesterday's early morning fire 1750 Fordem Ave. started in an undercounter dishwasher. The fire cleared the …
Posted on Sep 6, 2011:
Lynndale Rd. Home is a Total Loss
City of Madison fire investigators say the weekend house fire at 1822 Lynndale Rd. has resulted in a total loss. The house was valued at …
Posted on Sep 4, 2011:
Food Cart Fire at Taste of Madison
The Taste of Madison ended early for one vendor when fire damaged his food cart. City of Madison firefighters were called to 10 East Main St. at …
Posted on Sep 3, 2011:
Greenway Plaza Businesses Damaged by Fire
The City of Madison Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at 1325 Greenway Cross. The fire was called in by a passerby who reported …
Posted on Sep 1, 2011:
Investigators ID Cooking as Cause of Carling Dr. Fire
City of Madison Fire Investigators say a fire this morning at 2321 Carling Dr. was likely the result of careless cooking. Investigators are still …
Posted on Sep 1, 2011:
Bar, Beer Garden Checks on Tap for Opening Football Game
City of Madison Code Enforcement officers will be on hand this afternoon to conduct inspections of bars and beer gardens. The officers regularly …
Posted on Aug 30, 2011:
Spontaneous Ignition Causes Restaurant Fire
Spontaneous ignition is listed as the cause of a fire that damaged a west side restaurant this morning. A passerby noticed smoke and reported the …
Posted on Aug 24, 2011:
Unattended Cooking Fire Causes $25,000 Damage
An unattended cooking fire caused approximately $25,000 damage to an apartment at 622 Vera Court Wednesday afternoon. All occupants of the eight …
Posted on Aug 22, 2011:
Injured Worker Rescued From Trench
Madison Firefighters were called to 718 W. Brittingham Place at 9:36 AM this morning for an injured worker. When rescuers arrived, they found the …
Posted on Aug 18, 2011:
Concerned About Proper Fitting Bike Helmets? We Are!
On Monday, August 22nd, the City of Madison Fire Department, Dean Foundation, Safe Kids-Madison Area and City of Madison Department of …
Posted on Aug 17, 2011:
MFD Prepares for Possible Confusion Over Fire Codes
The City of Madison Fire Department is working to keep builders, contractors and designers up to date on possible fire code changes in the event a …
Posted on Aug 16, 2011:
Chief Amesqua Named 2011 Chief of the Year
The City of Madison Fire Department is pleased to announce that Fire Chief Debra Amesqua has been named 2011 Career Fire Chief of the Year by Fire …
Posted on Aug 15, 2011:
Divers Recover Missing Swimmer
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Mendota this afternoon to search for a missing swimmer. The call for assistance was …
Posted on Aug 12, 2011:
Student Renters Advised to Use "Couch Caution"
Renters on the move this weekend might want to reconsider their use of couches on front porches. Upholstered furniture used outdoors is especially …
Posted on Jul 26, 2011:
Heavy Urban Rescue Team Called to Assist in Electrocution Response
The City of Madison Fire Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) was called to assist after a reported electrocution of an electrician at the …
Posted on Jul 25, 2011:
Family Escapes Overnight Kitchen Fire
A family of four escaped injury after a fire started in the kitchen of their home on the City's near west side. City of Madison firefighters …
Posted on Jul 20, 2011:
Charcoal Grill Cause of Jefferson Street Fire
A small charcoal grill is the cause for the Jefferson Street Fire early Monday morning. An unstable grill was placed on top of a wooden hot tub …
Posted on Jul 18, 2011:
Fire Causes $500,000 In Damage
A neighbor who lives behind 1521 Jefferson Street pounded on the front door of the home to alert the residents the back of their house was on fire. …
Posted on Jul 16, 2011:
Several Businesses at Northgate Shopping Center Suffer Fire and Smoke Damage
At 10:47 pm, several calls were made to 911 Communications Center to report a large fire at the North Gate Shopping Center on North Sherman Avenue. …
Posted on Jul 15, 2011:
Stretch of Hot Weather Demands Attention for Health & Safety
An extended period of hot and humid weather will mean extra precautions for residents to stay safe and healthy. Air-conditioning is the number one …
Posted on Jul 13, 2011:
Area of Origin Determined in Capitol Hills Fire
Fire investigators have pinpointed an area of origin for the fire that destroyed the Capitol Hills apartment building at 24 N. Webster on June 30. …
Posted on Jul 13, 2011:
N. Prospect Explosion Caused by Ignition of Fumes
Fire investigators believe yesterday's explosion at 150 North Prospect Ave. was caused by the ignition of fumes from a floor-coating process. Two …
Posted on Jul 12, 2011:
Two Transported With Burns Following Explosion
Two workers were injured in a basement explosion this afternoon at 150 North Prospect Ave. on the City's near West side. City of Madison …
Posted on Jun 30, 2011:
Downtown Fire Displaces 27 Residents; Blocks Downtown Traffic
A stubborn apartment fire just blocks from the Capitol has displaced occupants at the Capitol Hill Apartments and damaged a popular …
Posted on Jun 29, 2011:
"Things to Know" About Fireworks & the 4th of July
The coming week promises spectacular pyrotechnics, heat, and plenty of festivities. The City of Madison Fire Department has some tips on how to …
Posted on Jun 27, 2011:
Seriously Injured Man Aided by "Good Samaritans"
Three passers-by were in the right place for a seriously injured man at 1421 Regent St. on Saturday morning. The three stopped to help a man who …
Posted on Jun 22, 2011:
Chief Amesqua to Leave MFD in January 2012
City of Madison Fire Chief Debra Amesqua announced her intention to retire today. The Chief said her last day would be January 3, 2012. At that …
Posted on Jun 8, 2011:
Safety Saturday Scheduled for June 11
Safety Saturday is returning to the Capitol Square on June 11 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to …
Posted on Jun 8, 2011:
Sprinklers Extinguish Fire on State Street
Automatic sprinklers doused a smoke fire at 532 State Street yesterday afternoon. City of Madison firefighters were called to the structure after a …
Posted on Jun 5, 2011:
Edgerton Fire Department Requests Madison HazMat Team
Assistant Chief Kirby with Edgerton Fire Department reported, at 12:29 pm today, Edgerton Fire Department responded for diesel fuel in Saunders …
Posted on Jun 5, 2011:
Fire Destroys Home - Everyone Escapes Safely
At 7:40 pm, City of Madison Fire Crews were called to 1101 Gammon Lane for a report of a structure fire. Smoke was visible above the tree line, …
Posted on Jun 2, 2011:
Smoke Alarm Program Ends Today
A two-year smoke alarm installation project ends today with the five remaining homes on the waiting list. Since 2009, the City of Madison Fire …
Posted on May 25, 2011:
Candle Caused Weekend Condo Fire
City of Madison Fire Investigators have determined that Friday night's fire in the 6900 block of Old Sauk Court was caused by an overturned candle. …
Posted on May 21, 2011:
No Cause Yet in Condo Fire
The cause of last night's fire in the 6900 block of Old Sauk Court remains under investigation. City of Madison Fire Investigators hope to pinpoint …
Posted on May 21, 2011:
Firefighters Rescue Woman from Condo Fire
Three off-duty City of Madison firefighters and the son of another firefighter were instrumental in rescuing a 73-year-old woman from the balcony …
Posted on May 6, 2011:
Firefighters Contain Liquid Fertilizer Spill
City of Madison Firefighters contained a liquid fertilizer leak and spill on the Park Street exit ramp from the beltline this morning. Engine 1 was …
Posted on May 2, 2011:
Outdoor Fires Increase with Spring Weather
Warmer temperatures this weekend brought more people outdoors, and with the increase in outdoor activities, the City of Madison Fire Department has …
Posted on Apr 29, 2011:
Heavy Rescue Team Works to Stabilize Bank After Crash
The City of Madison Fire Department's Heavy Rescue Team was at the scene of a traffic crash this afternoon after a passenger car slammed into a …
Posted on Apr 27, 2011:
Fire Department Plans for Safe Mifflin St. Event
The City of Madison Fire Department is coordinating with other City agencies and downtown residents to ensure that the Mifflin Street Block is a …
Posted on Apr 26, 2011:
Raymond Road Fire Caused by Combustible Material Too Close to Stove
Combustible material too close to the stove at 5301 Raymond Road ignited the fire on Saturday, April 23rd around 4:45 pm. Firefighters extinguished …
Posted on Apr 23, 2011:
Fire Damages Home, Causing $35,000 in Damage
On Saturday, April 23rd, 911 Communications Center received a phone call around 4:45pm to report a fire at 5301 Raymond Road. Two adult occupants …
Posted on Apr 22, 2011:
Electrical Fault Cause of Crestview Fire
City of Madison Fire Investigators found that an electrical fault with arc, to be the cause of the Crestview fire. The original call to 911 was …
Posted on Apr 21, 2011:
Fire To Home Causes $3,000 in Damage
Construction workers noticed smoke coming from a home at 504 Crestview Drive around 11:00 am this morning. They pounded on the door to alert the …
Posted on Apr 13, 2011:
City, County Join for 1-Day Sale of Weather Radios
In a fitting end to Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, the City of Madison Fire Department and Dane County Emergency Management are …
Posted on Mar 31, 2011:
Discarded Smoking Materials Causes $2,500.00 in Damage
City of Madison Fire Investigators has determined improperly discarded smoking materials caused $2,500.00 in damage to a home on Park Street. On …
Posted on Mar 29, 2011:
Dog Rescued From Icy Water
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team rescued a dog that fell through the ice on Lake Mendota just before noon today. Rescuers were called …
Posted on Mar 29, 2011:
3 to be Charged in Arson
Three teenage boys are facing charges of arson in a March 20 fire on the near West side. Firefighters were called to the 500 block of Highland …
Posted on Mar 28, 2011:
Cause of Dixon Street Fire - Broken Match Head Ignites Combustibles
The cause of the Dixon Street fire, which occurred on Friday, March 25th, just after midnight, was the result of the occupant attempting to light a …
Posted on Mar 25, 2011:
1 Person Transported to UW Hospital After House Fire
One person was transported to UW Hospital for 2nd degree burns, after a house fire caused $50,000 damage. The home at 178 Dixon Street is a 2-Flat …
Posted on Mar 25, 2011:
West Side Home Suffers Extensive Damage
Three adults and two dogs were in the west side home at the time of the fire, which caused $250,000 in damage. Everyone including the dogs …
Posted on Mar 22, 2011:
Kitchen Fire Causes $75,000 in Damage, 1 Person Transported to St. Mary's Hospital
City of Madison Firefighters transported one person to St. Mary's Hospital for non-life threatening injuries from a house fire at 1708 Fisher …
Posted on Mar 20, 2011:
Abandoned Building Catches Fire on West Side
An abandoned building on the West side of Madison caught fire early Sunday morning. The blaze broke out just before 5 a.m. on the 500 block of …
Posted on Mar 20, 2011:
Fire At Expo Inn Causes $25,000 Damage
A fire heavily damaged a room at the Expo Inn located at 910 Ann Street. No one was in the room at the time of the fire. Firefighters noticed smoke …
Posted on Mar 18, 2011:
Madison Fire Department Recruit Academy Graduation
The City of Madison Fire Department graduated 16 new firefighters from its Recruit Academy on Friday, March 11, 2011. Family, friends and the …
Posted on Feb 28, 2011:
MFD Checking Modifications to Capitol Windows
The City of Madison Fire Department has received numerous calls, emails, and Facebook posts regarding rumors of windows at the Capitol being …
Posted on Feb 28, 2011:
Residents Temporarily Displaced Following Electrical Fire
More than 30 residents of Braxton Place narrowly avoided seeking overnight shelter after a transformer fire cut power to multiple buildings …
Posted on Feb 24, 2011:
Northport Fire Caused by Child With a Lighter
City of Madison fire investigators say a five-year-old child playing with a lighter caused the fire that gutted the family's apartment this …
Posted on Feb 24, 2011:
Family Escapes Apartment Fire
A family of four is without a place to stay after a fire gutted their 2nd-floor apartment on the City's North side. The City of Madison Fire …
Posted on Feb 23, 2011:
Preserving Evidence at the Fire Scene
The City of Madison Fire Department's lead fire investigator will be among the speakers at a workshop on maintaining a fire scene and preserving …
Posted on Feb 18, 2011:
Capitol is Being Monitored to Ensure Public Safety
As thousands of people continue to stream in and around the State Capitol, the City of Madison Fire Department has received numerous calls …
Posted on Feb 3, 2011:
CO Levels in East Side Duplex Send 1 to Hospital
City of Madison firefighters/paramedics transported a Madison woman to the hospital today after carbon monoxide levels reached 350 parts per …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
MFD: Blizzard of Activity Follows Blizzard
City of Madison firefighters responded to 11 carbon monoxide calls today, beginning shortly after midnight. In virtually every circumstance, the …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
Snow-Packed Vents Result in Multiple CO Calls
City of Madison firefighters responded to multiple calls for carbon monoxide poisoning overnight - five calls as of this morning. In every case, …
Posted on Feb 1, 2011:
CO Alarms Especially Important During the Worst of Winter
The new state law that goes into effect today requires carbon monoxide alarms in all single family and two-unit homes, with an alarm on every floor …
Posted on Jan 21, 2011:
Fire Damages Fire Alarm Panel
A fire inside an electrical equipment room at 20 S. Park St. this afternoon caused extensive damage to the building's fire alarm control panel. …
Posted on Jan 18, 2011:
New Requirement for CO Alarms Takes Effect February 1
The City of Madison Fire Department is encouraging all residents to learn more about Wisconsin's new carbon monoxide (CO) law that will go into …
Posted on Jan 17, 2011:
Hazardous Incident Team Responds to Odor Investigation
The Madison Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) assisted units at the scene of an odor investigation at 417 Rogers Street this evening. …
Posted on Jan 8, 2011:
Fire Crews Respond To Chimney Fire
Fire Crews responded to a chimney fire at 6301 Romford Avenue around 11:30 am. An alert neighbor saw flames coming from chimney area and called …
Posted on Jan 6, 2011:
Femrite Drive Fire Causes $50,000 Damage
No one was hurt from a fire on Femrite Drive, but 3 dogs and 2 cats were believed to have perished in the fire. 911 Communications Center received …
Posted on Jan 4, 2011:
2010 in Review
After 2 full calendar years with no fire fatalities, the City of Madison experienced a single fatality in 2010. 46-year-old Lolita Waskow died in …
Posted on Jan 1, 2011:
One Person Injured in Apartment Fire
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation injuries following a kitchen fire early this morning. The man was treated by paramedics and …
Posted on Dec 23, 2010:
Tis the Season to Practice Holiday Safety
Decorations are up, gifts are wrapped, and Santa is headed for your chimney. The City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents that the best …
Posted on Dec 15, 2010:
Cold Weather Reminders
Bitter cold temperatures can lead to a variety of unpleasant consequences. Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This …
Posted on Dec 7, 2010:
Ice Fisherman Pulled From Water After Falling Through Ice
The City of Madison Fire Department's lake rescue team was called to South Brittingham Place this morning after a 63-year-old Sun Prairie man fell …
Posted on Dec 7, 2010:
New CO Alarm Credited With Alerting Family
A Madison family is safe this morning after a carbon monoxide alarm alerted them to high levels of carbon monoxide in their home. The family called …
Posted on Dec 7, 2010:
Frigid Temps Mean Ice Fishing, Ice Warnings
With smaller bodies of water beginning to ice over, the City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents that ice should be at least 4 to 6 inches …
Posted on Dec 4, 2010:
Fire Damages East Side Repair Shop
City of Madison firefighters battled heavy smoke at an auto and truck repair shop this afternoon. Firefighters were called to 2310 Pennsylvania …
Posted on Nov 26, 2010:
Fire Displaces 10 People On Thanksgiving Day
On Thursday, November 25th, City of Madison Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 17 N. Wickham Court shortly after 6:00 pm. When …
Posted on Nov 22, 2010:
Garage Destroyed By Fire, Dogs Safe
Five dogs are safe following an early morning fire that destroyed a detached garage at 805 Douglas Trail. Two adult dogs and three puppies were in …
Posted on Nov 21, 2010:
Smoke Alarms Warn Residents of Fire
Two residents of 3818 Ice Age Drive escaped from an early morning house fire thanks to the smoke alarms in their home. City of Madison firefighters …
Posted on Nov 15, 2010:
CO Alarm Reminder
A close call in Green Bay this morning should be a wake-up call for anyone who still doesn't have a carbon monoxide alarm in their home. Four …
Posted on Nov 11, 2010:
Car Hits House, Dislodges Gas Meter
City of Madison Fire Department responded to 2437 Superior St. shortly before 8:00 this morning after a car left the street and crashed into the …
Posted on Nov 5, 2010:
Test Your Smoke Alarms
During Daylight Savings Time residents are asked to "Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery" as a reminder to replace Smoke Alarm batteries twice …
Posted on Nov 4, 2010:
Call 911 To Report a Fire
In the past several weeks, the City of Madison Fire Department administrative office has received many phone calls and voicemail messages reporting …
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
Flames and Smoke Cause Heavy Damage to Home
Smoke and flames caused approximately $100,000 damage to a home at 4210 Doncaster Drive this evening. City of Madison firefighters were sent to the …
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
Fallen Lamp Caused Vahlen St. Apartment Fire
City of Madison fire investigators believe a fire last week in a second-floor apartment at 1714 Vahlen St. was caused when cats in the apartment …
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
Faulty Installation Blamed for Chimney Fire
City of Madison fire investigators say faulty installation of a fireplace and chimney was the cause of a house fire Saturday night 1617 Droster …
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
Fallen Limb Cuts Wires, Damages Roof
City of Madison firefighters were called to a west side home this afternoon at 1:37 when a large tree limb crashed onto a nearby roof at 4913 …
Posted on Oct 24, 2010:
Fire in Roof Damages East Side Home
City of Madison firefighters were called to a house fire at 1617 Droster Road this evening. The fire was called in by a pizza delivery driver who …
Posted on Oct 20, 2010:
Fire Damages 2nd Floor Apartment
City of Madison firefighters were called to a house fire this afternoon at 1:49. As firefighters arrived, they observed flames from the second …
Posted on Oct 18, 2010:
Tips for the Home Heating Season
In the US, heating sources are one of the leading causes of residential fires, and with colder weather on the way, many Madison residents will be …
Posted on Oct 18, 2010:
Mild, Dry Weather Increases Potential for Fires
The unseasonably warm and dry weather of the past several weeks has increased the potential for fires that have started in dried vegetation, most …
Posted on Oct 18, 2010:
Fire Causes $500,000 In Damage to Neighborhood Hardware Store
On Sunday, October 17th shortly after 10:00 pm, Fire Engine #9 was called to an alarm investigation at the Hilldale Ace Hardware Store, located at …
Posted on Oct 17, 2010:
Extensive Damage to Home After Fire Causes $150,000 in Damage
Shortly before 12:30 am Sunday morning, two people escaped injury from an early morning fire located at 3329 Chicago Avenue. Another resident was …
Posted on Oct 15, 2010:
Final Shipment of Smoke Alarms Signals End to Installation Program
The City of Madison Fire Department will receive its final shipment of smoke alarms this week, signaling the end of the Department's wildly …
Posted on Oct 12, 2010:
Delivering Fire Prevention
Fire Prevention activities continue tonight when the City of Madison Fire Department's Community Education Unit once again joins with Madison Area …
Posted on Oct 11, 2010:
MFD Goes Pink for October
The City of Madison Fire Department will be in the pink for the rest of the month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Department has …
Posted on Oct 11, 2010:
City Channel to Air Peter's Story
The emphasis on smoke alarms that is marking this year's Fire Prevention activities began to grow in public awareness following the 2007 death of …
Posted on Oct 10, 2010:
HazMat Team Responds to Odor Investigation at 1 N. Bedford Street
On Sunday, October 10, 2010 shortly after 11:00 am, Engine 1 responded to an odor complaint at 1 North Bedford Street. Firefighters investigated …
Posted on Oct 9, 2010:
Recruit Group 32 Begins Class on October 11
The City of Madison Fire Department will begin a new 22-week recruit class on Monday, October 11. Classes will take place at the Department's …
Posted on Oct 7, 2010:
Firefighters Contain Diesel Spill
City of Madison Firefighters stopped a diesel fuel spill from entering Lake Mendota Thursday evening. Engine 4 was called to the Walnut Street …
Posted on Oct 6, 2010:
Ten People Escape Downtown Fire
Ten people escaped injury at an early morning fire in downtown Madison today. The fire involved the second floor and front wall of the four unit …
Posted on Oct 5, 2010:
Remodeling Project Leads to Fire
Fire caused $50,000 damage to a duplex at 709 Pflaum Road Tuesday night. Investigators determined that a torch was being used for a remodeling …
Posted on Oct 4, 2010:
MFD Begins New Process for Firefighter Applications
The City of Madison Fire Department opens a new application process today for firefighter recruits. City of Madison firefighter recruitment is …
Posted on Oct 4, 2010:
Peter's Story Premieres on MFD Website
The emphasis on smoke alarms that will mark this year's Fire Prevention activities began to grow in public awareness following the 2007 death of …
Posted on Oct 2, 2010:
20 Displaced in Apartment Fire
Residents from multiple units of a southside apartment were displaced on Friday night when fire damaged their building. City of Madison …
Posted on Oct 1, 2010:
Fire Prevention Month Will Center on Smoke Alarms
The City of Madison Fire Department will kick off Fire Prevention Week with the annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade on …
Posted on Sep 29, 2010:
Apartment Fire Displaces Two; No Injuries
City of Madison Firefighters responded to an apartment fire this morning at 9:52. The fire occurred in the kitchen of a 5th floor unit of the …
Posted on Sep 29, 2010:
Truck Fire, Explosion at Site of New Target Store
City of Madison Fire Investigators now believe an explosion heard at the site of the new Target store under construction at Hilldale this morning …
Posted on Sep 24, 2010:
Annual Fire Truck Parade Sunday, October 3rd
The Annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade is taking place Sunday, October 3rd. This popular event is held each year to mark …
Posted on Sep 23, 2010:
Fire Investigators Determine Cause of Marquette St. Explosion
City of Madison Fire investigators believe the explosion that rocked an east side neighborhood on Tuesday was caused by vapors from a spray …
Posted on Sep 21, 2010:
One Injured in House Explosion
One man was injured this morning following an explosion at a home on Madison's east side where he was doing renovation work. Firefighters were …
Posted on Sep 16, 2010:
Apartment Fire Doused by Sprinklers
City of Madison Firefighters were called to a fire at 21 North Butler St. this morning at 11:24. Investigators believe the fire started when a …
Posted on Sep 16, 2010:
Kitchen Fire Damages Eagle Heights Apartment
City of Madison Firefighters were called to a fire at 944 Eagle Heights St. this morning at 10:37. No one was home at the time of the fire. It was …
Posted on Sep 10, 2010:
17 Firefighter Recruits to Graduate Today
The City of Madison Fire Department looks forward to adding 17 new firefighters today following commencement ceremonies at Mitby Theater, Madison …
Posted on Sep 8, 2010:
No Injuries in Kipp Incident
City of Madison Firefighters responded to an explosion at Kipp Corporation, 166 S. Fair Oaks in Madison on Tuesday evening. The call came in at …
Posted on Sep 6, 2010:
Basement Fire Damages East Side Home
A family of four is safe tonight after a smoky fire in the basement of their home. City of Madison firefighters were called to 2 Rustic Ridge Court …
Posted on Sep 1, 2010:
Sprinklers Extinguish Apartment Fire
A building sprinkler system extinguished a fire this morning at Public House Apartments, 380 W. Washington Avenue. Engine 1 responded at 7:55 am on …
Posted on Aug 31, 2010:
September is Emergency Preparedness Month
During last December's blizzard, while most residents were safe at home waiting for the storm to pass, City managers were in the Emergency …
Posted on Aug 23, 2010:
MFD Joins United Way Day of Caring for Smoke Alarm Installation
The City of Madison Fire Department will once again participate in the United Way Day of Caring on Tuesday, August 24 to continue its program of …
Posted on Aug 7, 2010:
East Side Fire Causes $250,000 Damage
Shortly before midnight on Friday, August 6th, a fire broke out at a 4-unit apartment complex causing $250,000 in damage, displacing eighteen …
Posted on Aug 3, 2010:
Fire Sprinklers Save Children's Museum
Automatic fire sprinklers extinguished a fire at the Madison Children's Museum early this morning. The sprinklers are credited with saving the …
Posted on Aug 3, 2010:
Apartments Damaged By Fire
Fire caused approximately $500,000 damage to an eight-unit apartment building and displaced eleven people on Madison's east side early Tuesday …
Posted on Aug 2, 2010:
One Dead in Overnight Fire Caused by Unattended Cooking
City of Madison Fire Department investigators believe unattended cooking was the cause of a fire that killed a northside woman this morning. City …
Posted on Jul 30, 2010:
Homeowner Phase of Smoke Alarm Ordinance in Effect August 15
The City's smoke alarm ordinance enters its second phase on August 15, when homeowners will need to replace old smoke alarms with units that meet …
Posted on Jul 30, 2010:
Baby on Board at Firehouse #5
Firefighters are used to responding to emergencies throughout the City and at all hours of the night. This evening the emergency came to them. At …
Posted on Jul 22, 2010:
MFD Offers Tips for Safety in Heavy Rain, Possible Flooding
It looks to be a wet day in Southern Wisconsin, enough that drivers may experience trouble on roads. The area is currently under a flash flood …
Posted on Jul 13, 2010:
Safety Town Begins 7th Year at Firehouse #7
The City of Madison Fire Department is hosting the 7th year of Safety Town at Station # 7, 1810 McKenna Blvd. The first session began Monday, July …
Posted on Jul 1, 2010:
Garage and Minivan Lost to Fire
A two-car garage and a minivan parked inside of it were destroyed by fire tonight at 1820 Baird Street. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:19 PM and …
Posted on Jul 1, 2010:
Focus on Fireworks
According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research, there are far more U.S. fires reported on a typical Independence Day than on any …
Posted on Jun 29, 2010:
Lake Rescue Team Searches for Missing Boater
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Mendota at 5:10 PM this evening to search for a missing boater. The team's rescue …
Posted on Jun 27, 2010:
Fire Damages Apartment and Displaces Six
Six people were displaced by a fire on Madison's eastside Sunday morning. Damage, estimated at $50,000, included fire, smoke, and water damage to a …
Posted on Jun 23, 2010:
West Side Home Heavily Damaged by Fire
City of Madison firefighters were called to a working fire at 4157 Mandan Crescent at 2:36 AM this morning. Engine 9 arrived within four minutes …
Posted on Jun 22, 2010:
Fire Damages Local Feed Business
A local feed business suffered major fire and smoke damage on Madison's east side tonight. T C Products Company, located at 1040 Lumbermans Trail, …
Posted on Jun 19, 2010:
Fire Destroys Home on Madison's East Side
Fire caused heavy damage to a two story house at 6913 Stockbridge Drive this afternoon. Two occupants, who were home at the time of the fire, …
Posted on Jun 16, 2010:
Construction Worker Injured in Fall
City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to a construction site at 750 University Ave. this morning shortly before 7:00 a.m. after a …
Posted on Jun 14, 2010:
Two Patients Transported to Hospital After 3-Vehicle Crash
City of Madison firefighters including the Department's Hazardous Materials team responded to a 3-vehicle crash westbound on the Beltline this …
Posted on Jun 10, 2010:
Three Patients Transported to UW Hospital After Crash
On Thursday, June 10th, City of Madison Fire Department responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 30. Three people were sent to UW Hospital after a …
Posted on Jun 8, 2010:
Safety Saturday Scheduled for June 12
Safety Saturday is returning to the Capitol Square on June 12 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Since its inception, Safety Saturday has provided an …
Posted on May 26, 2010:
Car Crash on State Street Sends Four to Hospital
Four people were taken to area hospitals after a car crash on State Street and Henry Street. Just after 9:00 am this morning, a car crash occurred …
Posted on May 25, 2010:
Neighbor Helps Man To Safety After Possible Lightning Strike
Lightning possibly struck the roof of a Westside home on Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1821 Keyes Avenue just after 9:00 am. Neighbors said …
Posted on May 23, 2010:
Rags Spontaneously Combust, Cause $10,000 Damage
Rags spontaneously combusted and started a fire at 2906 Harriman Lane on Sunday morning. Firefighters arrived and noticed flames along the garage …
Posted on May 21, 2010:
Secondhand Smoke - In the Backyard
Fire pits and open burning in the City's backyards have been the topic of an increased number of calls and emails to the City of Madison Fire …
Posted on May 20, 2010:
Fire Causes $600,000 Damage to 4-Unit Apartment Building
On Thursday, May 20th, City of Madison Firefighters were called to a structure fire at 838 North Thompson Drive. When crews arrived, flames were …
Posted on May 16, 2010:
Fire Damages Apartment
A fire caused $25,000 damage at an eastside apartment building late Sunday afternoon. Smoke and fire damage was contained to a third floor …
Posted on May 14, 2010:
Water Tower Fire Injures One Worker
One worker was injured at a fire inside a water tower on Madison's west side this afternoon. Paramedics treated the worker for smoke inhalation and …
Posted on May 7, 2010:
Grilling Season Heats Up
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, but grilling season is already well under way. The season brings with it specific hazards outlined …
Posted on May 7, 2010:
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter? - State's Elected Officials will Live It
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and State Senator Jim Sullivan will join firefighters in kicking off a unique training opportunity next week, …
Posted on May 6, 2010:
Basement Fire at Jolly Bob's - Updated
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that last night's fire at the Jolly Bob's restaurant began with oily rags located too near to an …
Posted on May 3, 2010:
Arson Awareness Week Focuses on Community Arson Prevention
A City of Madison man has his initial court appearance today in connection with a series of intentionally set grass fires at Warner Park. …
Posted on Apr 30, 2010:
Focusing on Fire Safety at Mifflin St. Block Party
With plans in full swing for the Mifflin St. block party, the City of Madison Fire Department is reminding residents to take special precautions …
Posted on Apr 27, 2010:
Goodland Drive Fire Cause Released
An electrical fault is listed as the cause of the fire that heavily damaged a vacant home at 3913 Goodland Drive on Friday morning. A City of …
Posted on Apr 23, 2010:
Home Heavily Damaged by Fire
Fire caused heavy damage to a vacant home at 3913 Goodland Drive this morning. Several callers reported the flames to the Dane County 911 Center …
Posted on Apr 21, 2010:
Smoking Materials Caused High Point Fire & 2nd Fire on East Side
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that a 2-alarm fire at 1040 North High Point on Saturday was caused by discarded smoking …
Posted on Apr 20, 2010:
Quick Stop by Firefighters Keeps Garage Fire From Becoming House Fire
City of Madison firefighters responded to a fire at 5 Heugel Court this morning after the occupants called 911 to report a garage fire. The …
Posted on Apr 17, 2010:
2-Alarm Fire Causes $200,000 Damage; 2nd Fire on East Side - $10,000
City of Madison firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment building on Madison's west side this evening. Engine Company #12 was the first …
Posted on Apr 15, 2010:
Recruit Group 31 Begins Class on April 19
The City of Madison Fire Department will begin a new 20-week recruit class on Monday, April 19. Classes will take place at the Department's …
Posted on Apr 8, 2010:
Cause of Treichel Fire Caused by Child Activating Toaster
City of Madison Fire Department investigators have determined the fire on Saturday, April 3rd was accidentally started by a 2-year old child who …
Posted on Apr 5, 2010:
City Places 8th Ambulance into Service
The City of Madison Fire Department places Medic 7 into service today at Station #7, 1810 McKenna Blvd. City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and …
Posted on Apr 5, 2010:
4-Unit Apartment suffers $150,000 in Fire Damage
On Saturday, April 5rd at 12:18 am, City of Madison Fire Department was dispatched to 5830 Russett Road to a reported structure fire. When Engine 7 …
Posted on Apr 3, 2010:
Sprinkler System Extinguishes Fire
On Saturday, April 3rd at 4:51 pm, City of Madison Fire Department was dispatched to 4665 Treichel Street to a reported structure fire. A resident …
Posted on Mar 30, 2010:
Warmer Weather Prompts Fire Safety Reminders
With the weather warming up this week, the City of Madison Fire Department has some reminders for residents regarding fire safety and prevention. …
Posted on Mar 20, 2010:
Dog Safe After Falling Through Ice
A dog is happily running around the off-leash Dog Exercise Area at Warner Park after falling through the ice. Dane County Public Safety …
Posted on Mar 19, 2010:
Recruit Academy Graduation Today
The City of Madison Fire Department graduated 18 new firefighters from its Recruit Academy today at 2:00 p.m. at Monona Terrace. Two of the …
Posted on Mar 18, 2010:
Fire Causes $10,000 Damage to Two Businesses
On Wednesday, March 17th at 6:07 pm, the City of Madison Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire. Dane County Public Safety …
Posted on Mar 17, 2010:
Apartment Fire Caused by Unattended Cooking - Updated
City of Madison Fire Investigators have determined that unattended cooking is the cause of this morning's fire at 1611 Wright Street on the City's …
Posted on Mar 16, 2010:
Duke the "Temporary" Firedog
During firehouse tours, Madison firefighters are often asked if they have a firedog. Nearly every firehouse featured in children's books and videos …
Posted on Mar 14, 2010:
Fire Displaces Four Northside Residents
An early morning fire displaced four residents on Madison's northside. The fire, reported at 4:08 AM, caused approximately $75,000 in smoke and …
Posted on Mar 12, 2010:
Change Your Clock and Replace Your Smoke Alarms
Daylight Saving Time is a perfect time to test your smoke alarms and replace any old smoke alarms in your home. According to the National Fire …
Posted on Mar 4, 2010:
Grainger Fire Caused by Discarded Cigarettes
City of Madison Fire Investigators have determined that Monday's fire at Grainger Hall on the UW Campus was caused by discarded smoking materials …
Posted on Feb 18, 2010:
Fire Damages Garage and Contents
Fire damaged an attached garage and its contents at 5430 Greening Lane tonight. The owner was watching TV when he heard a noise in the garage. As …
Posted on Feb 12, 2010:
UW Student Burned in Lab Accident
A University of Wisconsin graduate student in physiology suffered burns to his right hand after a fire in the laboratory where he was conducting an …
Posted on Feb 10, 2010:
MFD To Begin Transport to Sun Prairie
The City of Madison Fire Department is adding a new destination for patient transport. Paramedics now have the option of transporting patients to …
Posted on Feb 3, 2010:
Children Safe After Van Fills With Smoke
On Tuesday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm, Former Firefighter Paramedic Paul Elvord pulled two young children from a van, after it started to fill with …
Posted on Jan 29, 2010:
Occupants Escape Fire Unharmed
The residents of 13 Cavendish Court are safe after fire caused $50,000 damage to their eastside home this morning. Two people and the family dog …
Posted on Jan 27, 2010:
School Evacuated Due to Light Smoke
Randall Elementary School at 1802 Regent Street was evacuated this afternoon due to a light smoke haze on the second floor. City of Madison …
Posted on Jan 27, 2010:
Discarded Smoking Materials Cause of Winchester St. Fire
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that discarded smoking materials were the cause of Tuesday's fire at 1734 Winchester St. …
Posted on Jan 27, 2010:
One Worker Injured by Chemical
One person was injured this morning at Oscar Mayer Foods when a chemical splashed in his face. Paramedics were called at 7:09 this morning to treat …
Posted on Jan 27, 2010:
Madison Fire Department Memorial Flag
The City of Madison Fire Department is establishing a new tradition with the adoption of a Memorial Flag. The idea came from retired Madison …
Posted on Jan 26, 2010:
House Fire Displaces Family of 4
City of Madison firefighters remain at the scene of a house fire on Madison's northeast side. Firefighters were dispatched to 1734 Winchester St. …
Posted on Jan 26, 2010:
Wheelchair Fire Clears West Side Building
An electric wheelchair in for repairs was destroyed after a fire in a repair shop at Home Health United on the City's west site this afternoon. …
Posted on Jan 22, 2010:
Eastside Fire Cause: Unattended Cooking
City of Madison Fire Investigators say last night's duplex fire that displaced five occupants was caused by unattended cooking. Occupants reported …
Posted on Jan 14, 2010:
House Fire Displaces Three and Causes $150,000 Damage
A fire caused $150,000 damage to a home at 2609 Dunwoody Drive this morning. Three people were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the …
Posted on Jan 12, 2010:
Small Fire Extinguished at Sherman Middle School
School staff extinguished a small fire in a science room at Sherman Middle School this afternoon. The Madison Fire Department responded to the …
Posted on Jan 8, 2010:
Freon Leak Sends Two Employees to Hospital
A Freon leak at a local factory resulted in two people being treated and transported to the hospital this morning. Madison Fire Department units …
Posted on Jan 7, 2010:
Ice Safety Reminders
Yesterday's simultaneous ice rescue calls are timely reminders of the dangers people face when venturing onto ice-covered bodies of water. Many …
Posted on Jan 6, 2010:
Rescuers Handle Two Lake Rescue Calls
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Mendota near Picnic Point this afternoon to rescue a person who had fallen through …
Posted on Dec 22, 2009:
Lake Rescue Team Assists Rescue Effort
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Monona this afternoon to rescue a person who had fallen through the ice. The call …
Posted on Dec 22, 2009:
Apartment Fire Caused by Careless Smoking
A fire scene investigation revealed that Sunday's fire at 444 Hawthorne Court was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials. The fire caused …
Posted on Dec 22, 2009:
Fresh Snow = Fresh Reminder to Dig Out Hydrants
City of Madison firefighters continue to encounter buried hydrants throughout the City. Not only do buried hydrants hamper firefighting operations, …
Posted on Dec 20, 2009:
Fire Damages Downtown Apartment
Fire damaged a downtown apartment and displaced one student this morning at 444 Hawthorne Court. The small, second floor apartment was heavily …
Posted on Dec 11, 2009:
Continued Cold Prompts Reminders
Continued cold and icy conditions are keeping City of Madison firefighters and paramedics busy with a heavier-than-usual call volume of slips and …
Posted on Dec 10, 2009:
Discarded Cigarette Caused Blackwolf Fire - Update
City of Madison fire investigators believe a cigarette discarded in attached garage caused a fire that damaged a home in the 8300 block of …
Posted on Dec 8, 2009:
Overnight Fire on City's West Side
City of Madison firefighters responded to a structure fire on the City's far west side this morning at 1:10 a.m. Firefighters were called to 8301 …
Posted on Dec 7, 2009:
Not Just Hydrants - Clear Snow and Ice from Emergency Exits
With a foot of snow all but certain this week, the City of Madison Fire Department reminds all residents to help keep fire hydrants clear. But …
Posted on Dec 3, 2009:
Elevator Inspectors Concerned About Student Pranks
The annual return of students to the UW campus swells the City's population and dramatically increases the persons per square foot. It is expected …
Posted on Nov 24, 2009:
Thanksgiving Day is #1 for Cooking Fires
The City of Madison Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are calling on cooks to include fire safety in their …
Posted on Nov 24, 2009:
Fire Damages Duplex, Displaces Nine Occupants
Fire caused approximately $200,000 damage to a duplex on Madison's east side early this morning. The duplex suffered heavy fire damage in one half …
Posted on Nov 18, 2009:
New Report Highlights Holiday Hazards
A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an updated picture of the hazards some families encounter when decorating for …
Posted on Nov 12, 2009:
Fire Causes $100,000 Damage to Several Businesses
On November 12, 2009 at 1:57 am, City of Madison Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at Lazybones Laundry & Storage Service, located at …
Posted on Nov 8, 2009:
Firefighters Rescue Man Pinned Under Car
City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to a rollover car crash this morning at 7202 Watts Road. When Engine 7 arrived, they found a …
Posted on Oct 29, 2009:
This Year - Change Your Clocks & Smoke Alarms
For years, the City of Madison Fire Department has used the switch from Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to change smoke alarm batteries. This …
Posted on Oct 26, 2009:
MFD Station #12 Wins National Design Award
The City of Madison Fire Department's newest fire station will be featured in the November issue of Fire Chief Magazine as the recipient of the …
Posted on Oct 18, 2009:
Fire Causes $75,000 Damage to Kraft Foods - Oscar Mayer
Extensive smoke damaged mural artwork in walkway, along with items in large locker room area of Kraft Foods-Oscar Mayer on Sunday, October 18, …
Posted on Oct 18, 2009:
Oct 18 - Fire Destroys Rimrock Hills Rental Office
City of Madison Fire Investigators are trying to find what caused the Rimrock Hills Rental Office to be destroyed by fire. The office portion of …
Posted on Oct 15, 2009:
Sprinklers Contain Fire to Renee' Glass Factory
Renee' Glass Factory located at 100 S. Baldwin Street, suffered minimal damage after sprinklers extinguished a fire. On Thursday, October 15, 2009, …
Posted on Oct 7, 2009:
SafeKids Coalition, MFD to Deliver Fire Prevention to Homeowners
The City of Madison Fire Department is partnering with the Madison Area SafeKids Coalition and Pizza Hut to deliver fire prevention in the form of …
Posted on Oct 2, 2009:
20 New Recruits Chosen for Upcoming Academy
Twenty individuals have been selected, approved by the Police and Fire Commission, and notified for the City of Madison Fire Department's Recruit …
Posted on Sep 24, 2009:
Hands-On Activities Turn to Hands-Off for Fire Prevention Visits
The City of Madison Fire Department's Community Education Unit will kick off its annual Fire Prevention visits to City schools on Monday, September …
Posted on Sep 11, 2009:
Firefighters Respond to Small Chemical Spill
The City of Madison Fire Department's Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) responded to a small chemical spill this afternoon at the Wingra Family Medical …
Posted on Sep 7, 2009:
Fire Damages Two Businesses and Three Apartments
An early morning fire caused approximately $75,000 damage to a building containing two businesses and three apartments on the city's east side. …
Posted on Sep 3, 2009:
Firefighters Extinguish Office Fire - Updated Sept. 4 12:10 AM
City of Madison firefighters extinguished a fire in the Engineering Research building at 1500 Engineering Drive tonight. The fire caused …
Posted on Sep 3, 2009:
First-Ever Fire Academy for UW's Greek Community
The City of Madison Fire Department will hold its first-ever Campus Fire Safety Academy for leaders in the University of Wisconsin - Madison's …
Posted on Aug 21, 2009:
Grand Opening Scheduled for Firehouse #12
The City of Madison Fire Department invites the community to join in for the Grand Opening and Dedication of City Fire Station #12. The …
Posted on Aug 16, 2009:
Boaters Assist With Rescue of Swimmer
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Monona at 7:35 AM today to rescue a swimmer in distress. Engine 3 arrived within …
Posted on Aug 13, 2009:
1st Part of New Smoke Alarm Ordinance Takes Effect This Week
As leases turn over this weekend, renters will find more information about fire safety as part of the move-in process. The first half of the City …
Posted on Aug 5, 2009:
Lake Rescue Team Searches For Missing Swimmer
The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team was called to Lake Monona this afternoon to search for a missing swimmer. The call for assistance was …
Posted on Jul 28, 2009:
Fires, Overturned Sailboat Fill Firefighters' Afternoon
City of Madison Firefighters had a busy afternoon today with two fires on opposite sides of the City and a call for a water rescue at Vilas …
Posted on Jul 22, 2009:
MFD Names New Medical Director
The City of Madison Fire Department has named Dr. Christian Zuver as its new medical director. Dr. Zuver comes to Madison following a Physician …
Posted on Jul 17, 2009:
Beer Truck Rollover Causes Daylong Headache
City of Madison Firefighters were called to the scene of an overturned semi-trailer on Highway 151 North this morning at 7:30. When Engine Company …
Posted on Jul 10, 2009:
Truck Punctures Its Fuel Tank While Trying to Maneuver in Parking Lot
City of Madison Fire Engine Company 4, was dispatched to a diesel spill at the Open Pantry located at 1401 Regent Street at 10:38 AM. When they …
Posted on Jul 8, 2009:
Fire Extinguisher Training Available
The Madison Fire Department Community Education Office now offers fire extinguisher training for businesses and community groups. The training …
Posted on Jul 6, 2009:
Fire Destroys Play Structure
Fire destroyed a play structure in the Sauk Heights Park on Bear Claw Way last night. Engine 12 was called to the scene shortly before midnight. …
Posted on Jul 6, 2009:
Fireworks Enforcement Teams Issue Four Citations
Four teams of fire department personnel and police officers patrolled the city Friday night looking for illegal fireworks violations. Many of the …
Posted on Jul 3, 2009:
Seventeen People Transported From Bus Crash
Ambulances from several surrounding communities assisted the City of Madison Fire Department with treating and transporting seventeen patients from …
Posted on Jul 3, 2009:
Focusing on Fireworks Enforcement
Officials from the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Police Department are focusing on enforcing the city ordinances regarding fireworks this …
Posted on Jun 30, 2009:
Fire, Police Departments Step Up Fireworks Enforcement
Even after Rhythm & Booms was postponed on Saturday night, it didn’t prevent the skies from lighting up in neighborhoods across the City. Illegal …
Posted on Jun 29, 2009:
Technical Rescue Team Assists With Ferris Wheel Incident
The City of Madison Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team was called to assist in unloading passengers from a free-spinning Ferris wheel at …
Posted on Jun 27, 2009:
Man Burned in Car Fire on East Side
A 31-year-old man was transported by City of Madison paramedics to UW Hospital this evening after he suffered burns while working on a vehicle in a …
Posted on Jun 26, 2009:
“Things to Know” About Fireworks & the 4th of July
The coming week promises spectacular pyrotechnics, heat, and plenty of festivities. The City of Madison Fire Department has some tips on how to …
Posted on Jun 23, 2009:
Basement Fire Damages West Side Duplex
City of Madison firefighters were called to 23 Mondale Court on the City's west side this evening for a basement fire. The call came in at 7:51. …
Posted on Jun 19, 2009:
Investigators Looking Into Suspicious Vehicle Fire
City of Madison Police Detectives and Madison Fire investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding a vehicle fire. On Thursday, June …
Posted on Jun 18, 2009:
Madison Safety Town Opens for 6th Season
Franklin Elementary School at 305 Lakeside St. has once again transformed itself into Safety Town. The program began in Madison 6 years ago as a …
Posted on Jun 11, 2009:
Safety Saturday Scheduled for June 13
Safety Saturday is returning to the Capitol Square on June 13 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Since its inception, Safety Saturday has provided an …
Posted on Jun 8, 2009:
Child With Lighter Caused Flower Lane Fire
City of Madison Fire investigators have determined that yesterday's fire at 7101 Flower Lane was caused by a 5-year-old boy playing with a …
Posted on Jun 7, 2009:
One Injured, 8 Families Displaced in West Side Fire
Eight families, several with young children are out of their homes tonight after a fire at 7101 Flower Lane on the City's west side. Firefighters …
Posted on Jun 3, 2009:
Machinery Caused Robertson Warehouse Fire
City of Madison Fire Investigators have determined that hot embers from a notching machine used in the manufacture and repair of wooden pallets …
Posted on May 31, 2009:
Bathroom Fire Causes $5,000 Damage
An early morning fire caused approximately $5,000 damage to an apartment at 7634 Radcliffe Drive on Sunday. Nobody was in the apartment at the time …
Posted on May 27, 2009:
Alert Neighbor Calls 911 for Chimney Fire
A neighbor from the 101 of S. Whitney Way noticed smoke and flames coming from 5146 Juneau Road and called 911. The neighbor called again, shortly …
Posted on May 23, 2009:
Fire Displaces Apartment Residents
Fire damaged an east side apartment this morning leaving one family without a home. The fire at 222 Swanton Road was reported to firefighters at …
Posted on May 20, 2009:
Use Caution With Outdoor Fireplaces
For many years, City of Madison residents have been warned of the dangers of unsafe grilling. Memorial Day begins the busy summer grilling season …
Posted on May 18, 2009:
Fire Damages Home's Wall
Fire caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a home at 2264 Monroe Street this morning. Firefighters were called to the scene at 6:59 AM when the …
Posted on May 16, 2009:
Fire Damages Eastside Warehouse
City of Madison firefighters responded to a warehouse fire on the City's east side shortly before midnight. A neighbor called 911 at 11:36 with a …
Posted on May 15, 2009:
MFD Celebrates EMS Week With 9 New Paramedics
National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 17-23. It coincides with the beginning of duties for the City's nine newest paramedics. The …
Posted on May 8, 2009:
Arson Awareness Week Focuses on Arson for Profit
It's Arson Awareness Week and this year the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is concentrating on arson for profit. Arson for profit is insurance …
Posted on Apr 14, 2009:
MFD Hosts CarFit, Car Seat Checks for Older Adults April 15
As the summer travel season approaches, the City of Madison Fire Department is working with several partners to ensure it's a season of safety. The …
Posted on Apr 13, 2009:
Fire Displaces Apartment Residents
A fire at the Hanover Square Apartments heavily damaged four apartments and displaced eleven people Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were called to …
Posted on Apr 10, 2009:
Firefighter Receives Heroism Award
The City of Madison Fire Department is proud to announce that Apparatus Engineer Todd Sailor has received Firehouse Magazine's 2009 Heroism and …
Posted on Apr 6, 2009:
Spontaneous Combustion Caused East Side Dryer Fire
City of Madison Fire Investigators say a fire last week at 549 Aztalan Drive was caused by spontaneous combustion of oily rags in the dryer. A …
Posted on Apr 6, 2009:
No Injuries at Orbitect Fire
A small fire caused approximately $10,000 damage this morning at Orbital Technologies Corporation (Orbitec) located at 1212 Fourier Drive on …
Posted on Mar 16, 2009:
Back-to-Back CO Incidents Prompt Warnings, Reminders
Following two incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning that sent 10 people to the hospital over the last two days, the City of Madison Fire …
Posted on Mar 15, 2009:
Five Patients Transported Following Carbon Monoxide Exposure
City of Madison Fire Department paramedics transported a total of five people to hospitals today after they were exposed to high levels of carbon …
Posted on Mar 12, 2009:
Occupants Escape Monroe St. House Fire
The house at 2021 Monroe St. has been declared a total loss. The house was valued at $256,000. That estimate does not include the contents. Four …
Posted on Mar 9, 2009:
Fire Crews Respond to Fire at UW Engineering Centers Building
On Saturday, March 7, City of Madison Fire Crews responded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Centers Building for a report of a …
Posted on Mar 6, 2009:
Smoke Alarm Ordinance Changes Daylight Savings Reminder
After years of using the switch to Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to change smoke alarm batteries, the City of Madison Fire Department this …
Posted on Feb 17, 2009:
Arson Cause of Fisher Street Fire
Members of the City of Madison Police and Fire Department Joint Fire/Arson Investigation Unit have determined the cause of the early morning fire …
Posted on Feb 17, 2009:
Apartment Fire Causes $75,000 Damage
City of Madison Fire Crews responded to a structure fire on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 2116 Fisher Street at 6:00 AM. Upon arrival, smoke and …
Posted on Feb 13, 2009:
Firefighter Recruit Class #29 Graduates
The City of Madison Fire Department Firefighter Recruit Group 29 will graduate from the Department's fire academy today at 2 p.m. Commencement for …
Posted on Jan 30, 2009:
I-Stan™ Begins Work for MFD
The City of Madison Fire Department is preparing to put a new "employee" to work. I-Stan™ is an electronic patient simulator designed for paramedic …
Posted on Jan 22, 2009:
Gas Leak Brings Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic to a Halt
On Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:04 AM, a construction company working on an addition to the Bio Chemical Building located at 433 Babcock Drive, …
Posted on Jan 22, 2009:
Landlord Increases Safety Education in Student Housing
In the wake of multiple incidents over the past 18 months, safety and security in Madison's student housing has become a topic of increased …
Posted on Jan 21, 2009:
Box Truck Containing Waterproofing Materials Ignite
On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:35 AM, a box truck at a construction site located at 333 N. Orchard and University Avenue, containing …
Posted on Jan 21, 2009:
Heat From Torches Caused Recent Fires
City of Madison fire investigators have determined that the heat from torches caused two recent structure fires. A fire at 321 Walnut Street on …
Posted on Jan 20, 2009:
Business and Three Apartments Damaged by Fire
Fire and smoke caused an estimated $200,000 damage to an east side business and three apartments this morning. Firefighters were called to the fire …
Posted on Jan 16, 2009:
Sprinkler System Limits Damage at Madison Newspapers
Four sprinkler heads were all that was needed to extinguish an early morning fire at Madison Newspapers today. The automatic fire sprinkler system …
Posted on Jan 16, 2009:
One Person Injured in Apartment Fire
One person received non-life-threatening injuries at an apartment fire late last night. Madison Fire Department paramedics transported the occupant …
Posted on Jan 15, 2009:
Fire Causes $50,000 Damage
The residents of a campus apartment building are safe tonight following a fire that caused $50,000 damage. A resident of 321 Walnut Street …
Posted on Jan 14, 2009:
MFD Partners With County, Libraries, Red Cross for Citywide CCR Training
City of Madison Community Education officers will join with Red Cross volunteers to provide free cardio cerebral resuscitation (CCR) training at …
Posted on Jan 13, 2009:
Gas Pump Safety
With the extreme cold temperatures and more snow predicted, it's a good idea to make sure you keep your gas tank at least half full. But extreme …
Posted on Jan 13, 2009:
Cold Weather Fire Safety
The City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents that electrical fires are a special concern during the winter months, which call for more …
Posted on Jan 12, 2009:
Chimney Fire Causes $50,000 Damage
City of Madison firefighters were dispatched to 508 S. Prospect this morning at 3:08 for a chimney fire. The owner/occupant of the home reported …
Posted on Jan 12, 2009:
Shop Fire at MATC Damages Equipment
City of Madison Firefighters responded to a fire on MATC's Truax campus Saturday at 6:44 a.m. The call came in as an alarm sounding at the main …
Posted on Dec 29, 2008:
Two People, Two Cats Escape Burning Home
A couple and their two cats are safe following a fire in their home this morning. All four escaped from the fire that caused approximately $25,000 …
Posted on Dec 27, 2008:
Fire Extinguished at Carpet Cleaning Business
City of Madison firefighters extinguished a fire at White Knight Carpet Cleaning located at 2517 Advance Road late Friday night. The fire caused an …
Posted on Dec 26, 2008:
Carelessly Discarded Cigarette Starts Fire
A carelessly discarded cigarette is listed as the cause of a fire that damaged the Paradise Liquor Store on Tuesday, December 23. Madison …
Posted on Dec 18, 2008:
Not Just Hydrants - Clear Snow and Ice from Emergency Exits
With more snow on the way, the City of Madison Fire Department reminds all residents to help keep fire hydrants clear. But there are other areas …
Posted on Dec 17, 2008:
Snow-Covered Ice Results in Increased Falls
Yesterday's snowfall masked slippery spots on streets and sidewalks that resulted in an unusual number of emergency calls for falls. City of …
Posted on Dec 17, 2008:
Children Injured in Cooking Mishap
Two City of Madison children - a 3- and a 4-year-old - were injured in a cooking accident attheir home Monday night. The two children were near the …
Posted on Dec 10, 2008:
Christmas Tree Safety
Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Keep your holiday safe by following some simple …
Posted on Dec 9, 2008:
Fire on Glenway Street Causes $50,000 Damage to Home
On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 12:35 AM, City of Madison Firefighters were called to a structure fire at 40 Glenway Street. As crews approached …
Posted on Dec 4, 2008:
MFD Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Retired Assistant Chief Carl Saxe
Flags at all City of Madison firehouses are at half-staff following the death of former Assistant Chief Carl Saxe. Saxe died at his home yesterday …
Posted on Nov 25, 2008:
Fire Chief Amesqua presents Reading Rocks Chairs to Elementary Students
City of Madison Fire Chief Debra Amesqua read to Jean Kokott's 1st grade class at Mendota Elementary School from a brand new wooden rocking chair …
Posted on Nov 11, 2008:
MFD Station #12 to be Named in Memory of Dr. Darren Bean
The City of Madison Fire Department's newest fire station - #12, will be named for the Department's former Medical Director, Dr. Darren Bean. Dr. …
Posted on Nov 7, 2008:
Four Escape Duplex Fire
A mother and three children escaped a fire in their duplex last night. City of Madison firefighters were called to 8 Corona Ct. shortly after 8:00 …
Posted on Oct 6, 2008:
Fire Prevention Week a Great Time to Plan for Safety
The City of Madison Fire Department is inviting the community to get involved in fire prevention and safety to mark Fire Prevention Week. The week …
Posted on Oct 2, 2008:
CO Alarms Available to Low Income Families
The City of Madison Fire Department is working with Madison Community Services to develop a distribution program for 200 carbon monoxide (CO) …
Posted on Sep 30, 2008:
Baseball Theme Pitches Fire Safety to Madison Schools
While much of Wisconsin zeros in on the Milwaukee Brewers entry into the playoffs, the City of Madison Fire Department is taking that theme to …
Posted on Sep 22, 2008:
Fire Code Moves Closer to Mandatory Residential Sprinklers
The International Code Council (ICC), a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, has voted to require fire …
Posted on Sep 9, 2008:
Apartment Fire Leaves 16 Occupants Displaced - Updated
City of Madison Fire investigators have determined that the September 9 fire at 2101 Pike Drive was caused by careless use of smoking material. The …
Posted on Aug 14, 2008:
Stubborn Odana Court Fire Keeps Firefighters On Duty Overnight
City of Madison firefighters were assigned to keep watch at 5 Odana Ct. all day yesterday and overnight as the remains of the building continued to …
Posted on Aug 13, 2008:
Fire Destroys West Side Office Building
City of Madison firefighters were called for a smoke investigation early this morning that turned out to be a spectacular fire seen from blocks …
Posted on Jul 22, 2008:
Spontaneous Combustion Cause of Restaurant Fire
City of Madison Fire Department investigators have determined that spontaneous combustion of cotton towels caused the fire at Dimitri's Gyros last …
Posted on Jul 3, 2008:
Heavy Rescue Training at St. Raphael's
The City of Madison Fire Department will begin two weeks of heavy rescue training on the site of St. Raphael's Cathedral, 401 E. Main St., …
Posted on Jul 3, 2008:
Increased Fireworks Enforcement Begins
Teams from the City of Madison Fire Department and Police Department will begin patrols Thursday, July 3, as part of an initiative to reduce the …
Posted on Jun 30, 2008:
Department Marks a Century of Professional Firefighting
July 1, 2008 marks an historic milestone for the City of Madison Fire Department. On that date 100 years ago, the City saw the birth of its first …
Posted on Jun 25, 2008:
MFD, MPD to Build Additional Enforcement into Fireworks Safety
Each year, as we near the 4th of July holiday, the City of Madison Fire Department works to educate the public on dangers related to fireworks - …
Posted on Jun 25, 2008:
City of Madison Weather Radio Sales Near Conclusion
The City of Madison Fire Department is going out of business - at least when it comes to sales of weather radios. Since April, the Department has …