Fire Station 5

Built in 1963, Station 5 is situated at 4418 Cottage Grove Road, where it serves the southeast side of Madison.

Station 5's territory stretches to the City's southern and eastern borders, responding to incidents on the Interstate and the Beltline, in addition to serving the densely-populated neighborhoods in that area.

Station 5 houses Engine 5 and Medic 5.


  • Engine 5 – a 2010 Pierce Quantum Engine with a 1250 gallons-per-minute fire pump and 500-gallon water tank along with ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 5 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Medic 5 – a 2007 Braun Advanced Life Support ambulance


  • 1 Lieutenant, station officer
  • 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
  • 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
  • 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance

Station 5 logoMany stations develop a specific identity over time and carry that through with logos that members of the crew display with pride. All three shifts worked in cooperation to develop Station 5's logo which prominently showcases the original "5" that was displayed when the station was first established in 1925.

Known as "The Nickel," Station 5 prides itself on going "Above & Beyond" to serve its diverse territory, from providing fire and EMS service to residential and industrial neighborhoods to hosting community outreach events like Firefighter Fun Day.

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