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Firefighting is the basic "bread and butter" of any fire department. The City of Madison employs over 350 firefighters, some of whom are also officers, paramedics, or apparatus engineers. No matter what your job in the fire station is, you're still a firefighter. Besides extensive training in firefighting, all firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Hazardous Materials Technicians. Many firefighters become members of Special Teams within the Department, skilled in technical rescue (high places and confined spaces), scuba, or additional hazardous material specialties. Firefighters work 24-hour shifts, from 0700-0700. During the course of a month they are expected to work about ten shifts. Firefighters work a nine-day work cycle, with a shift every other day for three working days, followed by four days off.
The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of color and women to apply.
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Resources For Candidates Preparing For the Physical Ability Test Posted 04/14/2016Prospective firefighters are encouraged to have a general knowledge of the physical demands of the job and the testing they may be required to accomplish. We recommend that you take your physical fitness seriously, not only to be a more prepared candidate but to have a long, healthy career as a firefighter regardless of where you may be employed. Read more »
MFD Now Accepting Applications For Firefighter Posted 10/14/2015The Madison Fire Department is now hiring its next class of firefighters in a recruitment process that only comes around, on average, once every two years. Firefighter applications are accepted now through Sunday, December 6, 2015. Read more »
MFD Announces Application Period for Academy Class 5 Posted 08/31/2015The Madison Fire Department is excited to announce its next open application period taking place... October 10th through December 6th. Read more »
Upcoming Open Houses Get You "Fired Up" for Recruitment! Posted 08/12/2015Ask any member of the Madison Fire Department what compelled them to choose a career here and you will receive over 380 unique answers, but one common theme usually prevails: Read more »
Join The Team Current News Posted 07/13/2015To Participants in the Chief’s Oral Interviews for Firefighter held April 13 thru April 24: Eighteen individuals have been selected, approved by the Police and Fire Commission, and notified for our July/August Firefighter Recruit Academy. Individuals not selected shall remain on the eligibility list until the Police and Fire Commission dissolve the list. The eligibility list will expire at the end of 2015. Read more »