Station 6 is located on Madison's south side and is staffed daily with four firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.
Station 6 houses Ladder 6 and Medic 6.
It was built in 1986 and replaced the older firehouse located at Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road.
- Ladder 6 – a 2009 Pierce Aerial featuring a 105-foot aerial ladder. It has a 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, tools, and extrication equipment.
- Medic 6 – a 2008 Braun Advanced Life Support-level ambulance. It carries a full complement of advanced life support medicine and equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
- Ladder 51 – a 2004 Pierce Quantum 105-foot aerial ladder which serves as a reserve ladder for the City.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the ladder truck
- 2 Firefighters staffing the ladder truck
- 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance
Station Six's News
Special Delivery: “Beltline Jax” Makes A Grand Entrance Posted 06/09/2017“Where were you born?” For many of us, the answer is usually the name of a town or hospital. For little Jax of Monticello, Wis., the answer is extra special… Read more »
Meet Firefighter Brandon Douglas Posted 04/28/2017Eighteen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Check back daily and get to know them. Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 6 (W. Badger Rd.) on the C shift. Read more »
Meet Apparatus Engineer Cole Christenson Posted 04/04/2017Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 6 (W. Badger Rd.) on the B shift. How long have you been with the MFD? I was hired on September 22, 2008. Where have you served previously? Read more »
Sable Flames "Second Alarm" Benefit Enters Its 24th Year Posted 02/10/2017Sable Flames, Inc., an organization comprised of black fulltime firefighters from around Dane County, is gearing up for its 24th Annual Second Alarm Benefit Dance. The event takes place Saturday, February 25th, 6:30 p.m., at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. Read more »
Retiring Asst. Chief "Little" Laura Laurenzi Leaves Behind Big Shoes To Fill Posted 01/20/2017“I’m not done giving back to the community,” says retiring Assistant Chief Laura Laurenzi, who’s been serving the City of Madison since October 1988. Her journey to the Madison Fire Department came on a road less traveled. Read more »
Generous Grant Brings New "Jaws Of Life" Equipment To Ladder 6 Posted 09/09/2016The Madison Fire Department is thrilled to receive a generous grant from the IRONMAN Foundation and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of brand new, battery-powered extrication equipment. Commonly referred to as “the jaws of life,” extrication equipment is typically used when someone is trapped inside a vehicle or structure. Read more »
MFD Firefighters, Paramedics Honored At Dane County EMS Survivor Banquet Posted 02/17/2016As they see it, saving lives is just what they're expected to do. It's part of the job. That’s why the humble firefighters and paramedics of the Madison Fire Department sometimes get a little bashful when a spotlight shines upon them. The spotlight shone brightly Saturday, February 13, as 78 MFD personnel were honored at the Dane County EMS Banquet. Read more »
Apparatus Engineer "Recon Bob" Says Goodbye After 25 Years Of Service Posted 01/28/2016The Madison Fire Department was part of Robert Recob’s life long before he became a firefighter here in January 1991. His father, Ray Disch, was an assistant chief at the MFD and ultimately steered Recob toward a career in the department, transitioning from a job working in maintenance for Woodman's Food Market. Read more »
With Gratitude, Division Chief Ron Schwenn Bids Farewell To the MFD Posted 01/16/2016“This career has given me more than I’ve given it,” says retiring Division Chief Ron Schwenn as he reflects on 33 years in the fire and emergency medical services. Schwenn came to the Madison Fire Department on June 1, 1987 after four and a half years as a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Janesville. Read more »
Upcoming Open Houses Get You "Fired Up" for Recruitment! Posted 08/12/2015Ask any member of the Madison Fire Department what compelled them to choose a career here and you will receive over 380 unique answers, but one common theme usually prevails: Read more »