Built in 1954, fire house 3 is the oldest working fire house in the city of Madison. The station is located on the near east side at 1217 Williamson St. The station houses an engine crew and is home to the Departments eastside RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) squad. The RIT squad is responsible for the safety and tracking of personnel on the fire ground.
- Engine 3 – 2006 Pierce Engine built on a Quantum Chassis with a 500 gallon water tank and a 1250 gallon per minute Hale pump. This apparatus is equipped with a Class A foam system, telescoping deck gun, fire hose, and tools. Engine 3 is a dedicated RIT engine that carries specialized tools for firefighter’s rescue.
- Engine 41- 2002 Pierce Engine built on a Quantum Chassis with a 500 gallon water tank and a 1250 gallon per minute Hale pump. This apparatus is equipped with a Class A and B foam system, telescoping deck gun, fire hose, and tools. This apparatus is a reserve engine for the city.
Station #3 is staffed with:
- 1 Lieutenant - Station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) - operates the engine
- 2 Firefighters - staffing the engine
FIRE STATION #3
1217 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Fire stations develop a specific identity over time. Surrounded by a lively neighborhood with a funky vibe, Station #3 has a true community presence. A tradition among the firefighters that are assigned there is the evening “dangle.” After dinner, the crew will often sit outside the bay doors and converse with the public. It’s not uncommon to give an impromptu tour to kids and parents as they walk by. Politicians, business owners, and street people have stopped to say hello. The crew has even been serenaded by a cellist!
On its station logo, Firehouse #3 claims its place as the City's oldest working fire station. #3 is also home to the eastside RIT.
(Rapid Intervention Team)