Current News Releases

  • 11/06/2014 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 this size of event always gives the department reason for pause and concern.

  • 11/05/2014 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 dropping.  According to Mayor Soglin, “In 2013 we reached an agreement to provide fi

  • 11/03/2014 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.  

  • 10/21/2014 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 Drive.

  • 10/19/2014 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.  

  • 10/03/2014 Annual Fire Truck Parade This Sunday

    The Annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade is taking place this Sunday, October 5.

  • 09/17/2014 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 is Campus Fire Safety Month, and we are setting up shop right in the heart

  • 09/12/2014 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 Thursday afternoon.

  • 09/12/2014 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 A.

  • 09/09/2014 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 reflect on how it affected them as firefighters and, in some cases, how it drove

  • 08/30/2014 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 the 8-unit apartment building.

  • 08/29/2014 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., on September 2 at 4:00 p.m.