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Firefighting is the basic "bread and butter" of any fire department. The City of Madison employs over 350 firefighters, some of whom are also officers, paramedics, or apparatus engineers. No matter what your job in the fire station is, you're still a firefighter. Besides extensive training in firefighting, all firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Hazardous Materials Technicians. Many firefighters become members of Special Teams within the Department, skilled in technical rescue (high places and confined spaces), scuba, or additional hazardous material specialties. Firefighters work 24-hour shifts, from 0700-0700. During the course of a month they are expected to work about ten shifts. Firefighters work a nine-day work cycle, with a shift every other day for three working days, followed by four days off.
The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of color and women to apply.
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FREE! Madison Women In Fire/EMS Workshop Posted 05/04/2018The Madison Fire Department and Madison College are pleased to host a day-long workshop especially for women interested in pursuing fire/EMS as a career. This FREE workshop takes place:Saturday, June 238:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.MATC Protective Services Education Center (1701 Pearson Street) Read more »
Hiring Timeline: An Overview Of the 2017-2018 Application Process Posted 11/10/2017The Madison Fire Department is accepting applications for entry-level firefighter/EMTs now through Thursday, November 30, 2017.Click here to get started on your application! Read more »
Now Accepting Firefighter Applications! Posted 10/05/2017The Madison Fire Department is now accepting applications for the next class of firefighter recruits! Now through November 30, 2017, submit your application through the City of Madison Careers page. Read more »
MFD To Host Four Recruitment Open Houses Posted 07/31/2017The Madison Fire Department opens its doors to prospective firefighters during four upcoming Recruitment Open Houses! With the job application period just around the corner, the Madison Fire Department is excited to answer questions about the hiring process, talk about what a career with the MFD is like, and offer tours of the vehicles and stations. Read more »
Next Firefighter Application Period To Open October 1 Posted 03/24/2017Interested in joining the Madison Fire Department? We're pleased to announce we will be accepting firefighter applications beginning October 1, 2017. The application period will end on November 30, 2017. Read more »