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City of Madison Fire Department

  • Administration Phone:
    (608) 266-4420
  • Dane County Communications Non-Emergency Line:
    (608) 255-2345
  • Fax: (608) 267-1100
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  • Office Hours: M - F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • 08/01/2014 Firehouse #5 Hosts Firefighter Fun Day

    On Saturday, August 2, 2014 City of Madison Firefighters at Fire Station #5 will present "Firefighter Fun Day" for children, youth, and families. Meet Fire Chief Steve Davis!  

  • 07/14/2014 'National Pet Fire Safety Day' Prevention Tips to Keep Pets from Home Fires

    To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services

  • 07/07/2014 Fisherman Pulls Young Man Into The Safety Of His Boat

    Shortly after 7:00 pm, a fisherman pulled a young man into the safety of his boat on Lake Mendota.  

  • 07/03/2014 Madison Firefighters Quickly Douse Apartment Fire

    City of Madison firefighters made quick work of an apartment fire this afternoon on the city’s east side. Crews were dispatched to the 5000 block of Camden Road at 1:46 p.m.

  • 07/01/2014 Kitchen Fire Damages Apartment

    A kitchen fire caused approximately $10,000 damage to an efficiency apartment at 2120 University Avenue Tuesday night.  City of Madison firefighters received the call for a structure fire at 8:43 pm.  

  • 07/01/2014 “Safe & Sane” Fireworks? No Such Thing.

    As sure as dandelions crop up in the spring, the onset of summer brings a surge of fireworks stands in anticipation of the 4th of July holiday.

  • 06/30/2014 Two People Displaced by House Fire

    City of Madison firefighters battled a house fire late last night on the city’s near east side. Engine Company 3 was dispatched at 11:23 p.m. Sunday for a fire in the 1200 block of Rutledge St.  

  • 06/17/2014 Road Closures Due to Downed Trees and Safety Guidelines

    Cleanup has begun to areas affected by last night’s severe weather.  The attached map lists road closures within the city due to downed trees.   

  • 06/17/2014 Severe Weather Event

    Early this morning, a line of severe weather struck the City of Madison in several areas.  This severe weather caused heavy damage to trees, the electrical grid, homes, and commercial buildings in multiple neighborhoods th

  • 06/17/2014 Roofs Torn From Homes on West Side

    Shortly after midnight, 911 Communications received calls from multiple residents on Friar Lane, reporting their roof was just torn from their home.

  • 06/13/2014 Children Escape Fire Safely

    Three children escaped without injury from a house fire this afternoon on Madison’s eastside.  The fire started in a bedroom after two of the children were playing with a lighter.  

  • 06/10/2014 Safety Saturday Event On The Capitol Square

    Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this weekend, June 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.