• 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 »
  • MFD Behind The Scenes: Grain Bin Rescue Training Posted 03/23/2017

    Urban and rural settings in and around Madison have the potential to present a variety of unexpected emergencies beyond the scope of standard Fire or EMS response. In some cases, that’s where the Madison Fire Department’s Heavy Urban Rescue Team (HURT) comes in.   Read more »
  • MFD Behind The Scenes: Lake Rescue Team Ice Dive Training Posted 03/02/2017

    The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team is trained and equipped to perform water rescues, but did you know we do ice rescues, too?  To keep our skills fresh, we take to the lakes year-round for routine training. On a frigid January afternoon, the team headed out to Lake Monona for ice dives. Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Murray brought a camera with him so you can get a glimpse of what it's like to go beneath the surface– without having to brave the freezing temps!   Read more »
  • 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 »