Station 9 is located on Madison's near-west side. It houses Engine 9 and Squad 9 and is staffed daily by four firefighters who work 24-hour shifts. The firehouse was built in 1957 to accommodate Madison's then-west side.
- Engine 9 – a 2012 Pierce Quantum. It has a 1250 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 9 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
- Squad 9 – a 2000 Pierce Squad provides an air cascade system, tower lighting, extrication tools, and rehab supplies.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
- 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
In the early 1950s the University of Wisconsin-Madison Board of Regents formed a plan to sell 600 acres of University Hill Farms land (which was used by the School of Agriculture) to an expanding City of Madison. Station 9 was built a few years before the construction of Hilldale Shopping Center. In a nod to that early history, the crew has claimed and celebrates its identity as The Original West Side of Madison.
Station Nine's News
Meet Firefighter Kyle Kampmeier Posted 03/22/2018Seventeen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Get to know them by subscribing to the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? Station 9 (Midvale Blvd.) on the 'A' shift. Read more »
Meet Firefighter Brett Bower Posted 03/14/2018Seventeen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Get to know them by subscribing to the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? I’m assigned to Station 9 (Midvale Blvd.) on the C shift. Read more »
Old Fire Hoses Find New Life At the Henry Vilas Zoo Posted 12/21/201716-year-old Kawan takes hold of the line. With speed and precision she reaches forward, grasping to the ropes and slings with her hands and feet as her body swings upward. Seconds later she’s out of sight, hugging the skylights high above all who watch. Read more »
New Garden Places Fire Station 9 On the Monarch's Map Posted 08/15/2017Fire Station 9, at corner of Midvale Boulevard and Regent Street, is now a Monarch Waystation, thanks to a generous donation by the Sunset Garden Club! Read more »
Captain Todd Steyer Wraps Up A Fulfilling 30-Year Career With MFD Posted 06/04/2017After three decades immersed in a career he describes as rewarding, challenging, and gratifying, Captain Todd Steyer retires from the Madison Fire Department. Steyer first took interest in emergency medical service in 1981 while a member of the National Ski Patrol, working alongside a number of EMTs rendering aid to injured skiers. Read more »
Meet Firefighter Jonathon McCray Posted 05/05/2017Eighteen 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 9 (Midvale Blvd.) riding Engine 9 on the C shift. Read more »
Meet AE Todd Mahoney Posted 04/05/2017Where are you stationed? My new station is Fire Station 9 (Midvale Blvd. and Regent St.) on the A shift. Where were you previously? I was previously a firefighter/paramedic at Fire Station 8 (Lien Rd.) on the C shift. How long have you been with the MFD? I've been on the MFD for 7 years. 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 »
Sixth-Generation Firefighter Marc Behrend Retires from MFD Posted 12/30/2016“I’m one of the lucky ones. I got to do a job I enjoyed doing.” After 28 years with the Madison Fire Department, firefighter Marc Behrend hangs up his gear one last time, bringing a six-generation, 150-year legacy to a close. Since 1867, there has been a Behrend on the MFD roster, taking the family’s lineage all the way back to the department’s volunteer days. Read more »