Current News Releases

  • 01/30/2009 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 training.

  • 01/22/2009 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, was replacing a new sewer when a water line broke.

  • 01/22/2009 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 interest.

  • 01/21/2009 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 waterproofing materials ignited.

  • 01/21/2009 Heat From Torches Caused Recent Fires

    City of Madison fire investigators have determined that the heat from torches caused two recent structure fires.

  • 01/20/2009 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 at 2750 East Johnson Street at 11:24 AM.

  • 01/16/2009 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.

  • 01/15/2009 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 to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

  • 01/15/2009 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 discovered the fire in her apartment and went outside.

  • 01/14/2009 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 six City of Madison library branches.

  • 01/13/2009 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.

  • 01/13/2009 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 indoor activities and increased use of lighting, heating and appliances.