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Madison Fire Department
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CURRENT NEWS RELEASES (90 day retention):

Lori Wirth (608) 266-5947

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Bernadette Galvez      (608) 261-9844
Eric Dahl (608) 261-9845
Posted on Nov 18, 2014:
Fire In Single Family Home Sends One To Hospital
One person was transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fire in a single family home which six cats perished. The fire …
Posted on Nov 16, 2014:
$150,000+ in Damages At East Side Restaurant Fire
Madison firefighters responded to a fire today at the Great Dane Pub Eastside at 876 Jupiter Drive in Madison. The call came in just before 1 pm …
Posted on Nov 14, 2014:
Madison Firefighters Extinguish Chimney Fire; Prevent Further Damage
City of Madison firefighters rushed to the scene of a chimney fire this afternoon after a neighbor across the street from the home saw flames …
Posted on Nov 12, 2014:
Firefighters Help Resident to Safety Following Apartment Fire
Madison firefighters responded to an apartment fire this evening at 5:30 p.m. Crews were called to 914 Vernon Avenue on Madison's east side with a …
Posted on Nov 6, 2014:
Freakfest 2014
MPD is pleased with the behavior of the vast majority of those who were downtown for Freakfest 2014; however, the sheer number of celebrants in …
Posted on Nov 5, 2014:
Mayor Soglin Authorizes Study of Collaboration Between Local Fire Departments
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is introducing a resolution authorizing the Madison Fire Department to examine the costs and benefits of border …
Posted on Nov 3, 2014:
Five People Displaced After Electrical Fire
Five people were displaced and $30,000 of damage was done to a 2-flat apartment, after an electrical fire occurred to the structure.   City of …
Posted on Oct 22, 2014:
Two People Injured at West Side Fire
One firefighter and one civilian were transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fire broke out at 7030 Parker Hill …
Posted on Oct 19, 2014:
1 Person Transported to Hospital After Kitchen Fire
One person was transported to Meriter Hospital after a fire broke out inside a 2-flat apartment on Mifflin Street.   A neighbor called 911 to …
Posted on Oct 3, 2014:
Annual Fire Truck Parade This Sunday
The Annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade is taking place this Sunday, October 5. This popular event is held each year to …
Posted on Sep 17, 2014:
Madison Fire Promotes Campus Fire Safety
Today, the Madison Fire Department will be reaching out to students on the University of Wisconsin campus with a message of fire safety.  September …
Posted on Sep 12, 2014:
Homeowner Displaced After Kitchen Fire
Madison Fire Department firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish a kitchen fire in a single family home on the west side late …
Posted on Sep 12, 2014:
Promotion Ceremony to Honor MFD Achievement
The City of Madison Fire Department is pleased to announce the following promotions approved by the Police and Fire Commission. Fire Chief Steven …
Posted on Sep 9, 2014:
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 Aug 30, 2014:
Two People Displaced Following Candle Fire in Apartment
An aggressive fire attack by Madison firefighters last night kept an apartment fire contained to the room of origin, preventing extensive damage to …
Posted on Aug 29, 2014:
Fire Chief, UWPD Chief Support Initiative to Improve Campus Fire Safety
UWPD Chief of Police Susan Riseling and the family of Peter Talen will join Madison Fire Chief Steven A. Davis at Firehouse #1, 316 W. Dayton St., …
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 …
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