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posted July 17, 2014 8:26 AM
The Police and Fire Commission has approved the eligibility list for the position of Firefighter with the City of Madison Fire Department.  It is anticipated that all Firefighter recruit classes established between now and December 31, 2015 will be taken from this list.

We have concluded interviews with a select number of individuals on the current firefighter eligibility list and are currently conducting background investigations on a select number of those candidates.  An official notice was sent July 15 to individuals not invited to the next step of the selection process.

Individuals not selected or interviewed at this time shall remain on the eligibility list until the Police and Fire Commission dissolve the list.

It is anticipated that the next application period will be in Fall 2015.  Thank you for your interest in the City of Madison Fire Department.  Keep checking our website for updates at or receive instant hiring and department updates by subscribing to our email lists at

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Firefighting is the basic "bread and butter" of any fire department. The City of Madison employs 338 firefighters, some of whom are also officers, paramedics, or apparatus engineers. No matter what your job in the fire station is, you're still a firefighter. Besides extensive training in firefighting, all firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and hazardous material technicians. Many firefighters become members of Special Teams within the Department, skilled in technical rescue (high places and confined spaces), scuba, or additional hazardous material specialties. Firefighters work 24 hour shifts, from 0700-0700. During the course of a month they are expected to work about ten shifts. Firefighters work a nine day work cycle, with a shift every other day for three working days, followed by four days off.
The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage minorities and women to apply.
Contact MFD Recruitment:, (608) 513-3446
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