• Remembering Former Madison Fire Chief Ed Durkin Posted 11/02/2017

    Ed Durkin passed away last Friday, October 27 at the age of 88. He was Madison's Fire Chief from August 20, 1979 to February 28, 1985. Read more »
  • A 'Thank You' Note To Our Partners On Stratton Way Posted 09/28/2017

    On the afternoon of September 13, 2017, the city was challenged by a large explosion that shook the quiet Ice Age Falls neighborhood on Madison’s southwest side. Emergency response to Stratton Way was initiated by multiple calls to the Dane County 911 Public Safety Communications Center. While en route, the Madison Fire Department recognized this call would be anything but routine. The first arriving units found a two-story single-family residence in shambles and engulfed in a large amount of fire, and later we learned one person needlessly lost her life. Read more »
  • Calling All Volunteers! CampHERO Kicks Off Its 6th Season Posted 06/02/2017

    CampHERO, a summer camp that introduces girls to the protective services, is about to enter its sixth year! The Madison Fire Department has been a proud sponsor of CampHERO since its inception. 61 of our employees have volunteered for CampHERO, and 7 serve on the CampHERO leadership team. Read more »
  • The MFD Lost A Good One… Posted 12/01/2016

    Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather, spread good cheer, and catch up on life. The feeling of gratitude runs deep in the MFD. We reflect and appreciate the community—and each other. The holiday has always been a good time in the department.   This Thanksgiving was a sad time for the MFD family.   Read more »
  • Reflections On This 15th Anniversary Of 9/11 Posted 09/11/2016

    The fire service has deep traditions, many of which we in the service hold close our being. One of those traditions is to never give up on lives.   Read more »
  • Project SOAR and the MFD Posted 06/30/2016

    Recently the Madison Fire Department’s Management Team had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Floyd Rose of the 100 Black Men of Madison.   I first met Dr. Rose several years ago after I had questions regarding educational trends occurring in our community. A trusted friend of mine said, “You should reach out to Dr. Floyd Rose and get his take on the situation.”    Read more »
  • “The Butter Fire” – Lessons Learned From Madison’s Biggest Blaze Posted 05/03/2016

    May 3, 2016 marks a significant anniversary in the history of the Madison Fire Department. Read more »
  • Veterans Day Thank You Posted 11/11/2015

    On behalf of the City of Madison Fire Department, I would like to extend a huge "thank you" to all of the Veterans within our organization, our city, and across the country.  I personally thank you for all you have done, and all you continue to do, for our country.  It is Veterans whom we all thank for providing us with the freedom and life that we all enjoy! Thanks again, and enjoy your day. Steven A. Davis Fire Chief City of Madison Fire Department Read more »
  • Developing Tomorrow's Leaders: Recruits Visit East High LEAD Program Posted 11/03/2015

    Recruit Class 4 is set to graduate this Friday, November 6, 2015. As part of their continued learning in the 16-week academy, the training staff allows them to participate in service opportunities around the community.   Read more »
  • City Leaders Practice Large-Scale Emergency Response Posted 08/11/2015

    Last week the City of Madison exercised its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a simulated tornado disaster response. Read more »
  • MFD Begins Serving Towns of Blooming Grove, Burke Today Posted 07/01/2015

    Beginning July 1, 2015 the City of Madison Fire Department will deliver service to two townships in Dane County.    The Town of Blooming Grove has contracted with the City of Madison to provide fire, prevention, and EMS to its citizens. Discussions regarding transitional planning for when the Town of Blooming Grove becomes part of the City of Madison began in 2013. "The Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan" will be fully executed in 2027 with large township attachments occurring in the years prior.    Read more »
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift Posted 06/15/2015

    I had a unique opportunity last week to participate in the ESGR Boss Lift. This program is sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve which is a volunteer organization of the Department of Defense comprised of 4,900 members nationwide. Read more »
  • Friday Nights at the Y! Posted 05/29/2015

    Tonight we kick off the first of five MFD-themed events as part of the YMCA's "Friday Nights at the Y" series. We're happy to partner with the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Department of Human Services in providing a variety of fun activities for teens ages 13-18. I hope you'll join me and some of our firefighters tonight at the Lussier Family West YMCA, 5515 Medical Circle, from 8:00-11:30 p.m. I'll be playing basketball, and a few of us will be playing volleyball or dodge ball, too. Read more »
  • Neighborhoods Meeting Posted 02/17/2015

    I am excited about the opportunity to engage the community on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Fire Station #13 located on 6350 Town Center Drive at 5:30 pm.  The Madison Fire Department would like to build a fire station that would efficiently serve the residents in the Southeast part of the city in future years.  Currently, members of the MFD command staff and other City staff are partnering with the Owl Creek Neighborhood Resource Team, social workers, advocates, and leaders to recruit neighborhood residents from the Great Grey, Horned Owl, Owl Creek neighborhood (located in the LaFollett Read more »
  • Firefighter Fun Day! Posted 07/22/2014

    On Saturday, August 2, 2014 City of Madison Firefighters at Fire Station #5 will present "Firefighter Fun Day" for children, youth, and families.  This event is part of the Madison Fire Department's Community Outreach Program which is a subcommittee of the Human Relations Steering Committee.  The goal of the committee is to increase the Department's visibility and interaction, as well as providing outreach to the neighborhoods and residents we serve.  Read more »
  • Safety Town Posted 07/17/2014

    Safety Town 2014 comes to an end this Friday!  Safety town is a week-long program that teaches children how to be safe in their community and is brought to you by the Madison Fire Department, Madison Police Department, and the Safe Kids Coalition. Safety Town is designed for children ages 4-5 who are entering Kindergarten in the fall.  The town is a small-scale city with streets, homes, and sidewalks and is used to teach children about many different aspects of safety and injury prevention.  Read more »
  • CampHERO Posted 07/16/2014

    Earlier this week the Madison Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with Madison College, kicked off the 3rd Annual CampHERO.  CampHERO is the product of a vision of local women in protective services to introduce girls to non-traditional job choices in the field of public safety.  CampHERO focuses on developing courage, gaining confidence, and building character while introducing the girls to different career options in the protective services.  Girls explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by actual police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, and dispa Read more »
  • Happy St, Patrick's Day! Posted 03/17/2014

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Madison Fire and Police Departments have a thriving Scottish bagpipe and drum band: Madison Pipes and Drums.  They are a very active group in our community, playing at many different ceremonies including promotions, parades, funerals, and other events in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa. The following information, by Damion Roberts, from Lone Star Piper.com, reveals more about the history of bagpipes in the fire service: Read more »
  • Atlas Avenue Fire: A Community Event Posted 01/31/2014

    The structure fire that occurred at 314 Atlas Avenue earlier this week was a great example of the community stepping up to help those in need.  Upon arrival, the first-in Engine Company from Fire Station #5 was faced with many challenges.  The fire had extended throughout one large manufacturing warehouse. Read more »
  • Police Chief Noble Wray Posted 09/04/2013

    Farewell to the Chief! On behalf of the Madison Fire Department, I would like to thank Police Chief Noble Wray for his many years of dedicated service to the City of Madison.  I have had the privilege of working with Chief Wray over the years, on this city's streets, providing and ensuring public safety on a local level.   Read more »
  • Happy Nicholas S. Fisher Day! Posted 08/28/2013

    Happy Nicholas S. Fisher Day! Nick Fisher has been a strong contributing member of the City of Madison for many years.  A graduate of Memorial High School, Nick has been involved in the hockey programs at many levels, utilizing his strong managerial skills.  Nick works as a bagger and custodian at Copps Grocery Store.  He also finds time to volunteer at the Henry Vilas Zoo in the summer, working the lion cart and answering big cat questions. Read more »