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Station Five

Built in 1963, Station #5 is situated at 4418 Cottage Grove Road, where it serves the southeast side of Madison. Station #5's territory stretches to the City's southern and eastern borders, responding to incidents on the Interstate and the Beltline, in addition to serving the densely populated neighborhoods in that area.

Station 5 houses Engine 5, Medic 5, and HIT 5.
Fire Station 5


  • Engine 5 - 2010 Pierce Quantum Engine with a 1250 gallon per minute fire pump and 500 gallon water tank along with ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 5 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Medic 5 - 2007 Braun Advanced Life Support Paramedic ambulance
  • HIT 5 - 2003 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty and trailer. HIT (Hazardous Incident Team) 5 supports the MFD Hazmat team. It carries personnel along with equipment used for decontamination and spill control.

Station #5 is staffed with:

  • 1 Lieutenant - Station officer
  • 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) - operates the engine
  • 2 Firefighters - staffing the engine
  • 2 Paramedics - Staffing the ambulance (M5)

4418 Cottage Grove Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

Fire Station 5 Logo
Many stations develop a specific identity over time, and carry that through with logos that members of the crew display with pride. Located at 4418 Cottage Grove Road, the logo chosen by the crew commemorates the Great Butter Fire of May, 1991 at the Central Storage & Warehouse Company, just a block from the station. The fire, fueled by the stored butter, lard, and cheese, proved stubborn to fight; water had little effect on it.
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