• MFD Behind The Scenes: Fire Recruit Fitness Training Posted 10/21/2016

    Physical fitness is critical to the success of firefighters rising to the challenges of the fire ground.   A couple times a week, recruits in the Madison Fire Department's Class 5 break away from the classroom to focus on fitness training. Read more »
  • Welcome Home: Cooper's Hawk Returns To Willy Street Posted 09/30/2016

    Back in August, a Cooper's hawk paid an unexpected visit to firefighters and paramedics at Fire Station 3 on Williamson Street when he accidentally flew into one of the station's windows. Though he tried to shake it off, witnesses knew this hawk needed help.   Read more »
  • An Unexpected Call At Station 3 Posted 08/10/2016

    Last night at Station 3, we were mingling after supper and a woman walked over to us to tell us about a hawk that may be injured. She witnessed the Cooper's hawk fly into a station window and fall to the ground. It tried valiantly to fly away but could not get more than a few feet off the ground. A small crowd had gathered and asked if we could help. Read more »
  • Saving Santa at Station 3 Posted 07/12/2015

    "Santa! Santa, can you hear me?!" Firefighter Elizabeth Smith crawls into the dark recesses of Station 3's basement on Williamson Street. It was reported that Santa was trapped inside a room succumbed to a chimney fire gone bad. It wasn’t clear which room, however, and a search operation needed to begin. This is just one of the training drills conducted daily-- between actual fire and EMS calls-- aimed at testing and sharpening crucial lifesaving skills. Read more »
  • MFD Mailbag: Kudos For the Crew of Engine 7A Posted 07/07/2015

    When our firefighters take an oath to protect life and property, sometimes it means going the extra mile in some of the most unexpected situations. A grateful citizen wished to express her sincere thanks after a few of our A-shift firefighters took time to help a family of ducks in distress on Sunday, July 5. She writes: 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 »
  • Why do I see two or three fire trucks at my local grocery store every morning? Posted 01/10/2013

    This is a common question that many fire departments receive. The Madison Fire Department is staffed by firefighters, paramedics and fire officers who work 24-hour shifts.  A typical shift includes training, fire safety inspections, firehouse tours, checking the trucks and equipment, cleaning the station, shoveling the sidewalks, mowing the grass and responding to emergencies. Read more »