• A Greener Firehouse: How Fire Station 12 LEEDs the Way Posted 04/20/2017

    Students studying Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently visited Fire Station 12 on Madison's far west side, the Madison Fire Department's only LEED Platinum-certified facility. The fire station, which opened in 2009, features “green” construction elements that promote sustainability and water and energy conservation. Read more »
  • Giving Thanks To MG&E Posted 11/25/2015

    This Thanksgiving, we at the Madison Fire Department wish to say “Thanks!” to Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) for providing housing accommodations to Station 1 personnel during our temporary relocation from 316 W. Dayton Street. Read more »
  • Ambulances To Remain Stationed At Willy, Monroe Streets Posted 11/24/2015

    It’s time to move back.   On November 30, 2015 the Madison Fire Department will be moving back into Fire Station #1. The crews have been displaced since January of 2015 due to a reconstruction of the facility.    When the vehicles and people move back, they will be absent an ambulance.    Read more »
  • Firefighter Fun Day 2015 is Saturday, August 8 Posted 06/12/2015

    Meet us without the emergency! Join us at Fire Station 5 (4418 Cottage Grove Road) on Saturday, August 8 for Firefighter Fun Day. From 1:00-4:00 p.m., we’ll have food, face painting, activities, fire prevention resources, rig tours, a balloon twister, music, and more.   We will take you on station tours, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet your neighborhood firefighters! Station 5 houses the following vehicles: 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 »
  • The MFD is on the move Posted 01/28/2015

    As of today, Fire Station #1 at 316 W. Dayton Street is temporarily closed for remodeling.  We have relocated the 12-person crews who work from that station to locations around the downtown area.  We do not anticipate any interruption or delays in service based on the resource allocations. Read more »
  • Fire Station Place Making Posted 08/04/2014

    On Saturday August 2, 2014 Fire Station #5 on Cottage Grove Road opened its doors to the neighborhood.  I am pleased to announce that the Firefighter Fun Day was an overwhelming success!  Since taking over the position of Fire Chief, it has been a vision of mine to open the stations to the community as meeting places.  The event that Station #5 hosted was a great example of place-making at its finest.  The crew on the "A" shift played host to over 300 people from the neighborhood and city.  People of all ages--from the very young to the very old--gathered for food and fun. 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 »
  • Fire Station 13 is Open for Response Posted 06/02/2014

    After several years of planning, drawings, and staffing and response planning, Fire Station #13 opened for service today 0700 hours.  The Department is very excited and proud to be providing a high level of EMS and Fire service to the citizens on the far east side of the city.  As Madison continues to expand into the surrounding countryside, the Fire Department has faced challenges on how to meet the demand for calls for service in a timely fashion.  As we have seen in the past, a new fire station sometimes looks lonely in a field at first, but then one day it is surrounded by the hustle an Read more »