Station 2 is a single-company station located on Madison's west side.
The firehouse was built in 1979 to accommodate the growing west side of Madison.
It is staffed daily with four firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.
Station 2 houses Ladder Company 2 and Medic Unit 2.
- Ladder 2 – a 2010 Pierce Quantum 105-foot aerial ladder with a 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, tools, and extrication equipment.
- Medic 2 – a 2017 Ford E-450 with a Braun Advanced Life Support patient compartment. It carries a full complement of advanced life support medicine and equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear. To aide in patient and paramedic safety, it operates with a Stryker power-loading cot.
- Car 42 – a 2014 Ford F250 Utility Truck, assigned to the west district Captain.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the ladder truck
- 2 Firefighters staffing the ladder truck
- 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance
Station Two's News
Apparatus Engineer Mindy Huitt Retires From MFD Posted 01/09/2018Apparatus Engineer Mindy Huitt steps down from the driver’s seat of Ladder 2 one last time this week, wrapping up nearly thirty years with the Madison Fire Department. Huitt was a carpenter before joining the MFD’s recruit class of 1988. It was a career shift that might not have happened if not for the encouragement of a rugby teammate who thought she should give it a try. Read more »
MFD Bids Farewell To Retiring Apparatus Engineer Steve Dahlgren Posted 01/02/2018The new year opens a new chapter for Apparatus Engineer Steve Dahlgren, who retires from the Madison Fire Department today after 25 years of service. 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 »
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 Justin Fehrenbach Posted 04/30/2017Eighteen 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 2 (Grand Canyon Blvd.) on the B shift. Read more »
Proud Westsider Rick Miyagawa Retires From MFD Posted 01/16/2017“Go for broke.” It was the motto of the Japanese-American 442nd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army during World War II, and it’s been a career-long mantra for Lt. Rick Miyagawa, who retires from the Madison Fire Department after 30 years of dedicated service. Meaning “to wager everything,” the phrase exemplifies the spirit with which Miyagawa forged his path in the department. 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 »
Meet Firefighter Matthew Boyle Posted 12/18/2015Eighteen new firefighters graduated the MFD Fire Academy on November 6, 2015. We introduce them to you on the MFD Blog throughout December. Read more »
Meet Firefighter Eric Popovich Posted 12/08/2015Eighteen new firefighters graduated the MFD Fire Academy on November 6, 2015. We introduce them to you on the MFD Blog throughout December. Current station assignment: Station 2 (Grand Canyon Dr.) Read more »