Station 9 is located on Madison's near-west side. It houses Engine 9 and Squad 9 and is staffed daily by four firefighters who work 24-hour shifts. The firehouse was built in 1957 to accommodate Madison's then-west side.
- Engine 9 – a 2012 Pierce Quantum. It has a 1250 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 9 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
- Squad 9 – a 2000 Pierce Squad provides an air cascade system, tower lighting, extrication tools, and rehab supplies.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
- 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
In the early 1950s the University of Wisconsin-Madison Board of Regents formed a plan to sell 600 acres of University Hill Farms land (which was used by the School of Agriculture) to an expanding City of Madison. Station 9 was built a few years before the construction of Hilldale Shopping Center. In a nod to that early history, the crew has claimed and celebrates its identity as The Original West Side of Madison.
Station Nine's News
Meet Apparatus Engineer Kirk Munden Posted 04/05/2019Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 9 (Midvale Blvd.) on the 'A' shift. How long have you been with MFD? I've been with MFD for nine years. Read more »
Peer Support Program Offers A Helping Hand To First Responders Coping With Stress, Trauma Posted 01/24/2019Read more »
Meet Lieutenant Eric Mills Posted 07/12/2018Four new lieutenants were recently promoted at the MFD. Get to know them all week long on the MFD Blog! Where are you stationed? I am stationed at Firehouse 9 (Midvale/Regent) on the C shift. Read more »
Meet Medical Director Dr. Megan Gussick Posted 06/14/2018Read more »
'Tactical Athlete' Program Aims To Reduce Injuries, Maximize Performance Posted 04/27/2018When a firefighter is injured, it’s critical they make a fast and thorough recovery before returning to duty. Not only does the community depend on a healthy workforce to perform heroic tasks at a moment’s notice, oftentimes physical injury can also take a psychological toll on the firefighter, who's sidelined as they recover. Read more »