• ER Docs Dive Into Firefighting During 'Doc Ops Day' Posted 06/29/2017

    Emergency medical residents from UW Hospital traded their white coats for turnout gear in the 7th annual Doc Ops Day hosted at Madison College! Doc Ops Day offers ER doctors the opportunity to get a taste of firefighting life while forging relationships with first responders they may encounter on the job. Read more »
  • Thank You And Farewell To Nancy Robinson Posted 12/15/2016

    We at the Madison Fire Department want to wish a happy retirement to Nancy Robinson.   Nancy has been a very influential person to this department, having had a hand in the education and development of every paramedic at the MFD for the last 35 years.   Read more »
  • “Doc Ops Day” Gives ER Docs A Taste Of Firefighter Life Posted 06/29/2016

    Fire department personnel and emergency room doctors work together every day, but how well do they understand each other’s work? Thirteen doctors traded their white coats for firefighter turnout gear this week to participate in "Doc Ops Day" with the Madison Fire Department. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • CampHERO Kickoff! Posted 03/13/2014

    March 13, 2014 kicked off the start of CampHERO in the City of Madison.  CampHERO is an all-girls camp that educates girls and young women on non-traditional career choices in the field of public safety.  The camp was started here in the City of Madison by our female public safety responders as a way to introduce girls to careers in police, fire, and emergency medicine.  Madison College and the Girl Scouts of America are two key sponsors of the program.  CampHERO offers programs for girls of all ages, from those entering kindergarten through recent graduating seniors in high school.  Partic Read more »