Current News Releases
09/07/2009 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.
09/03/2009 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 approximately $20,000 damage to a small office and its contents.
09/03/2009 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 community of fraternities and sororities.
08/21/2009 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.
08/16/2009 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.
08/13/2009 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.
08/05/2009 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.
07/28/2009 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 Beach.
07/22/2009 MFD Names New Medical Director
The City of Madison Fire Department has named Dr. Christian Zuver as its new medical director. Dr.
07/17/2009 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.
07/10/2009 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.
07/08/2009 Fire Extinguisher Training Available
The Madison Fire Department Community Education Office now offers fire extinguisher training for businesses and community groups.