All fourteen of Madison's fire stations are lit up in red this Saturday to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and to show support for the families whose loved ones are being remembered.
Back (L-R): Rory Ward, Bev Buhr, Denise Sullivan, Laura Smith
Front (L-R): Jan Jefferson, Pam Jacobson, Marcia Holtz
Not pictured: Mary Freitag
Forty years ago today, history was made at the Madison Fire Department. Eight women graduated the Fire Academy, becoming
Madison woke up to a dusting of snow Monday morning, just enough to make the sidewalks and roadways slick.
That morning, Engine Co. 5 ('A' shift) was called to help someone who fell down while shoveling. The crew found the gentleman on the ground in his driveway with the shoveling
Station 5 was recently paid a special visit by a furry friend named Buddy! Buddy is in training to become a service dog for kids living with autism.
Right now, Buddy is being trained by Bob and his family through a program called Dogs In Vests. This organization works to get dogs trained
When Simon Berna was ready to make his grand entrance into the world on June 9, 2019, he jumped in feet first. Nobody saw it coming.
“He wasn’t breeched at my last appointment,” recalls Simon’s mother, Ines, who had an otherwise normal pregnancy.
After about two hours of labor
Recruit Class 8 is now serving at a fire station near you! Get to know Madison's newest firefighters.
Where are you stationed?
I'm at Station 5 (Cottage Grove Road) on the 'B' shift.
Why did you want to pursue this career?
Earlier this year, Madison welcomed thirteen new firefighter/EMTs to your neighborhood fire station. Recruit Class 8 graduated the MFD Fire Academy in January, and some moved on to the MFD EMS Academy to receive their certification and license as Emergency Medical Technicians.
When tragedy strikes in the fire department, a strong sense of community emerges amid the sadness.
On June 12, the night after MFD Apparatus Engineer Todd Mahoney died at the age of 38, Fire Station 5’s ‘A’ shift crew came together for a meal at the firehouse. Firehouse meals are a daily
Firefighter/Paramedic Gail Campbell has retired from the Madison Fire Department, capping off a career that spanned three decades and served all corners of the city.
Campbell was first drawn to the MFD in the 1980s at the encouragement of her then-roommate, Jody Kurilla, now