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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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  • Join the Team Current News Posted 05/05/2015

    We are currently conducting background investigations on a select number of candidates who participated in the Chief’s Oral Interviews during April 13 thru April 24.  An official notice was sent on May 5 to individuals not invited to the next step of the selection process.  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 »
  • Current News from MFD Recruitment Posted 03/25/2015

    We will be conducting interviews for individuals on the B Band on the current firefighter eligibility list.  An official notice will be sent to those individuals on March 25, 2015 letting you know the dates and times of these interviews.  As part of the pre-employment background investigation, all applicants invited to interview for the position of Firefighter must complete the Madison Fire Department Personal History Statement.  Please see official notice for details. Read more »