JOIN THE MFD TEAM!
posted December 6, 2013 10:43 AM
The application period for the 2014-2015 hiring process for the City of Madison Fire Department has expired. Applications were due on December 1, 2013. Email notices were sent to all applicants advising whether or not you have moved on to the next step in the hiring process. The written examination will be held on January 7 at the Alliant Energy Center. Details and instructions are included in the email notification for those who moved on to this step. It is anticipated that the next application period will be in Fall of 2016. Thank you for your interest in the City of Madison Fire Department. Keep checking our website for updates at www.madisonfire.org or receive instant hiring and department updates by subscribing to our email lists at https://my.cityofmadison.com/
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.