Current News Releases
09/16/2017 Connecting The Dots: How Investigators Approach An Explosion Scene
The Madison Fire Department and its partnering agencies, which include the Madison Police Department, State Fire Marshal's Office, our local ATF agent, MGE, and the Wisconsin State Patrol, continue to search and investigat
08/09/2017 MFD to Host Four Recruitment Open Houses
Interested in becoming a firefighter? The Madison Fire Department opens its doors during four upcoming Recruitment Open Houses!
08/03/2017 “Firefighter Fun Day” Offers Fun For the Whole Family
The Madison Fire Department opens its doors during two events aimed at connecting firefighters and paramedics with their neighbors—without the emergency!
07/05/2017 Firefighters, Police Officers Face Off For Charity
Madison’s finest trade in their badges for baseball caps this weekend as firefighters take on police officers in a charity softball game that raises funds for YMCA of Dane County.
06/28/2017 The Safest Way To Experience Fireworks: Enjoy the Show!
Independence Day is a popular time for fireworks vendors and consumers alike, but the Madison Fire Department reminds City residents and visitors that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to seek out public displays conduc
06/07/2017 Safety Saturday Returns to the Capitol Square
Safety Saturday returns to the Capitol Square this Saturday, June 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
04/07/2017 Natural Lawn and Prairie Burns May Be Underway This Weekend
With a forecast calling for sun and mild to warm temperatures, many permit holders may conduct their annual prairie burns this weekend.
02/03/2017 Local Iranian Community To Honor Firefighters
Last month a fire broke out at the historic Plasco Trade Center in the heart of Tehran, Iran.
01/11/2017 18 Firefighter Recruits To Graduate This Friday
Fifteen weeks of hard work and intensive training culminate in the graduation of the Madison Fire Department’s Recruit Class 5 this Friday, 2:00 p.m., at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center (1 John Nolen D
12/05/2016 Five Citizens To Be Recognized For Acts Of Heroism
For three construction workers and two maintenance employees at Madison's East High School, what began as a typical day on August 26, 2016, suddenly turned into something extraordinary.
11/28/2016 Madison Is Now A ‘Class 1’ Fire Protection Community
The nation’s leading supplier of data and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry has named Madison “Wisconsin’s newest Class 1 fire protection community.” It’s a distinction shared by only three other citie
11/15/2016 Four Ways To Prevent Home Emergencies This Winter
Before brisk winds and cold temperatures roll into Madison this weekend, it’s time to prepare your home for winter, a season of increased fire and carbon monoxide risk.