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Madison Fire Department
Committed to recruiting and retaining a qualified, diverse, inclusive and safe fire workforce.


What's New
posted October 2, 2014 7:45 AM
Sixteen individuals have been selected, approved by the Police and Fire Commission, and notified for our Firefighter Recruit Academy that begins on October 13, 2014. 

Individuals not selected or interviewed at this time shall remain on the eligibility list until the Police and Fire Commission dissolve the list.  The eligibility list will expire at the end of 2015.

It is anticipated that our next hiring process will be in October 2015 during which applications will be available.  Keep checking our website for updates at or receive instant hiring and department updates by subscribing to our email lists at

Note: All individuals who remain on the eligibility list should update their NeoGov account with any change in address, telephone or email address. 
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