Fire Station 8

Fire Station 8 is located on Lien Road on Madison’s east side near East Towne Mall.

Fire Station 8 was previously located on North Street until 1990. Old Station 8 was staffed with eight firefighters. It is currently owned by retired firefighter and unofficial MFD historian Mike Fuss.

The current Station 8 is a double-company house, staffed daily with eight firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.

Station 8 also houses equipment for the Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT). HURT is trained for technical rescues that may include incidents involving confined spaces, trench collapse, building collapse, or high-angle rope rescue.
 

Equipment

  • Ladder 8 – Madison's first platform truck is a 2014 Pierce Quantum Aerial with a TAK4 suspension featuring a 100-foot aerial platform ladder with water tower. The bucket gives firefighters a safe working area to perform rescues and roof ventilation operations as well as other firefighting activities. It also carries ground ladders, has a 1500 gallons-per-minute pump with 300-gallon booster tank, attack and supply fire hose, ventilation equipment, hand tools, and extrication equipment. Ladder 8 also carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Engine 8 – a 2009  Pierce Quantum Engine featuring a 1250 gallons-per-minute pump with 500-gallon booster tank, ground ladders, attack and supply fire hose, tools, and equipment.  Engine 8 also carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Medic 8 – a 2010 Ford F450 Braun Advanced Life Support ambulance. Medic 8 carries a full complement of advanced life support equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Squad 8 - a 2005 Quantum chassis, Detroit Diesel Series 60 455HP engine, breathing air, command station, receiver hitches on all sides with 9000-pound winch, storage for plywood and struts in rear, cribbing compartments, TAK-4™ Independent Front Suspension, Command Zone #8482; advanced electronics system, "L"-shaped desk with hinged top dry erase board, 15" LED flat mounted TV monitor on swivel bracket. Pelco video observation system, half-width compartment in hatch compartments for storage of cascade bottles on top, Cascade system, two Wilber 9000 Night Scan light masts, and four electric cord reels.

Staffing

  • 2 Lieutenants – Station officers, one on the Ladder and one on the Engine
  • 2 Apparatus Engineers (driver) – one on the Ladder and one on the Engine
  • 4 Firefighters – two on the Ladder and two on the Engine
  • 2 Paramedics on the ambulance

Station 8 logoStation 8, located on the city's east side, proudly claims the name "Beast Of the East."


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