Station Seven

Station 7

 

Station 7 is located on Madison's west side. It is staffed daily with eight firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.

Station 7 houses Engine Company 7, Ladder Company 7, and Medic Unit 7. The firehouse was built in 1997 to accommodate Madison's development to the west and replaced the older firehouse located on Raymond Road.

Station 7 added the City's eighth ambulance in April 2010 and became a double company when it added Ladder 7 in November of that year.

Station 7 also houses one of the State of Wisconsin's Regional Hazmat Response Teams. Firefighters based at Station 7 are highly-trained Hazardous Materials Technicians who will respond throughout the State to aide in chemical spill mitigation and cleanup. All members are also trained in Weapons of Mass Destruction response.

Equipment

  • Engine 7 – a 2012 Pierce Quantum-H. It has a 1250 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 7 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Ladder 7 – a 2011 Pierce Quantum Aerial featuring a 105-foot aerial ladder with water tower, ground ladders, a 1500 gallons-per-minute pump with 250-gallon booster tank, attack and supply fire hose, hand tools, and extrication equipment.
  • Medic 7 – a 2008 Ford E450 Advanced Life Support-level ambulance.
  • HIT 7, the hazardous materials (HazMat) response vehicle. HIT stands for "Hazardous Incident Team." This vehicle contains:
    • Chemical-resistive suits
    • Air monitors
    • Response equipment
    • A research station

HIT 7 is paired with HIT 12, which is stored at Station 12. HIT 7 is staffed with the firefighters from Station 7.
 

Staffing

  • 2 Lieutenants, station officers overseeing crew
  • 2 Apparatus Engineers (drivers) operating the engine and ladder, respectively
  • 4 Firefighters staffing the engine and ladder, respectively
  • 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance

Fire Station 7 Logo

Many stations develop a specific identity over time and develop station logos that members of the crew display with pride. The crew at Station 7 has chosen a whimsical representation of their HAZMAT activities in the form of a masked skunk.

The skunk relates to the noxious fumes and "smelly" chemicals the crew deals with, though they are quick to remind everyone that if you are close enough to smell the product, you are too close and in the "hot" zone.

The original artwork was done by C-shift crew member Matt Powers.


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