Built in 1963, Station 5 is situated at 4418 Cottage Grove Road, where it serves the southeast side of Madison.
Station 5's territory has been adjusted to better serve the community on the southeast side with the addition of Station 13 and Station 14. Medic 5 still covers 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 2017 Pierce Quantum Pumper manufactured in Appleton, WI with a Hale fire pump rated at 1250 gallons per minute. It has a 500-gallon booster tank and carries an additional 20 gallons of foam for Class A fires. It contains four pre-connected fire attack lines and a compliment of 5” and 2 ½” supply lines. In addition to firefighting and rescue tools, Engine 5 carries a full complement of EMS equipment. Engine 5 has a gross vehicle weight of 46,800 pounds and is powered by a 400 hp Cummins diesel engine which provides a top speed of 65 miles per hour.
- Medic 5 – a 2020 Demers ambulance with a Ford E-450 chassis. M5 provides advanced life support for the east side Madison. It carries a full complement of advanced life support medicine and equipment including a cardiac 12-lead defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear. To aide in patient and paramedic safety and comfort, it operates with a Stryker power-loading cot and liquid shock suspension system.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
- 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
- 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance
Many 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.
Station Five News
April 13, 2023
Meet Lieutenant Philip RuscettiWhere are you stationed? I currently work at Station 5 (Cottage Grove Rd.) on the 'B' shift. Previously I was in the Fire Training Division on a hybrid schedule and roved around to different stations. What was your previous position? Before this promotion, I was a firefighter. What do you like most about your career with MFD? Read more »
April 12, 2023
New Classes Added: Free Community CPRIn response to high demand, the Madison Fire Department announces additional Community CPR classes in May and June. Register by clicking on the events below: Read more »
April 4, 2023
Madison Fire, Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Area HomesThe Madison Fire Department and American Red Cross Wisconsin Region are teaming up to provide FREE home safety visits and smoke alarm installation to area homes. On Saturday, April 15 we hope to install smoke alarms in up to 600 homes during our "Sound the Alarm" event! Read more »
March 30, 2023
Sign Up for Free Hands-Only CPR & AED TrainingMadison Fire Department EMTs and Paramedics will host monthly hands-only CPR and AED awareness trainings for the community. These classes are free, but registration is required. Read more »
March 15, 2023
PHOTOS: MFD Celebrates International Women's Day, Film PremiereDenise Sullivan, Bev Buhr, Pamela Jacobson, and Marcia Holtz were members of the historic recruit class of 1980, which included the first group of women to become firefighters in Madison. Read more »