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Madison Fire Department
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Station One

Fire Station #1 is the City’s largest and busiest firehouse. Built in 1967, at the same time as the adjacent Fire Administration Building.
Fire Station 1


Station #1 is a double company housing:
  • Engine 1 – a 2006 Pierce Quantum Pumper
  • Ladder 1 – a 2011 Pierce Quantum Aerial
  • Car 31 – the Command car used by the Officer in Charge (OIC) to respond to significant incidents, including structure fires, rollover vehicle crashes requiring extrication, and other incidents requiring the intervention of the Department’s Special Teams
  • Medic 1 – a 2009 Ford F450 Type III Ambulance
  • Scuba 1
    • 24’ Stormhawk Boat 2004
    • 16’ Tracker Flat Bottom Boat

Station #1 is staffed with:

The double company personnel requirement at Station #1 includes:
  • 2 Lieutenants 1 for the ladder; 1 for the engine
  • 2 Apparatus Engineers (drivers) 1 for the ladder; 1 for the engine
  • 4 Firefighters 2 for the ladder; 2 for the engine
  • 2 Paramedics Staffing the ambulance (M1)
  • 1 OIC This is a member of the Command Staff (Assistant or Division Chief) assigned to Car 31 for on-scene incident management
  • 1 Chiefs Aide Assisting the OIC and driving Car 31

316 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53703

Fire Station 1 Logo
Many stations develop a specific identity over time, and carry that through with logos that members of the crew display with pride. The logo developed by the crew of Station #1 notes that the station is a double company with a ladder, engine and ambulance, along with being home to the Lake Rescue team. The moose is a tribute to former station officer Lt. K-tal Johnson, who died in 2006. Johnson was an avid outdoorsman, whose love of hunting resulted in a moose head trophy that has been mounted in the stairwell at #1.
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