Current News Releases
05/08/2009 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.
04/14/2009 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.
04/12/2009 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 the sixteen-unit building at 2418 Old Camden Square at 4:20 PM.
04/10/2009 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 Community Service Award.
04/06/2009 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.
04/06/2009 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 Madison's west side.
03/16/2009 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 Department is reminding residents of the need for carbon monoxide alarms, particular
03/15/2009 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 monoxide during church services at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1123 Vil
03/12/2009 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.
03/09/2009 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 fire in an oven.
03/06/2009 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 year is encouraging residents to change their smoke alarms.
02/17/2009 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 at 2116 Fisher St. to be intentionally set.