Current News Releases
01/27/2014 Snow Emergency Continues
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday
01/26/2014 Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
01/22/2014 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.
01/22/2014 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 install Carbon Monoxide alarms when they smelled natural gas.
01/17/2014 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 east side resident to the presence of carbon monoxide gas in his home.
01/09/2014 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.
01/03/2014 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.
12/24/2013 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 fire‐related deaths every year in the U.S.
12/23/2013 Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m.
12/23/2013 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 reduces the health of smokers in general.
12/23/2013 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.
12/23/2013 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.