Station 6 is located on Madison's south side and is staffed daily with four firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.
Station 6 houses Ladder 6 and Medic 6.
It was built in 1986 and replaced the older firehouse located at Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road.
- Ladder 6 – a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 107-foot aerial ladder which showcases our new graphic design. This truck has a single rear axle with a vehicle wheelbase of 243 inches. The truck has a midship 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump. The gross vehicle weight rating is 56,300 lbs. A rear axle ratio will be furnished to allow the vehicle to reach an approximate top speed of 65 mph. The truck does contain the fully integrated Idle Reduction Technology (IRT) system as well as the HAAS Alert responder-to-vehicle collision avoidance system. Ladder 6 is fully equipped with state of the art firefighting equipment to sustain a high level of operations.
- Medic 6 – a 2022 Demers ambulance with a Ford E-450 chassis. M6 provides advanced life support primarily for the south side of Madison and may be called anywhere within or outside the city to assist with higher acuity incidents. It carries a full complement of advanced life support medicine and equipment, including a cardiac 12-lead monitor/defibrillator, oxygen, and advanced airway management tools. To aid in patient and paramedic safety and comfort, it operates with a Stryker power-loading cot and Liquid Spring suspension system.
- Ladder 49 – a 2009 Pierce Aerial featuring a 105-foot aerial ladder which serves as a reserve ladder for the City. It was formerly Ladder 6 and has a 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and a complement of ground ladders, fire hose, tools, and extrication equipment.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the ladder truck
- 2 Firefighter/EMTs staffing the ladder truck
- 2 Firefighter/Paramedics staffing the ambulance
Fire Stations 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14 have community rooms available for meetings. Please refer to our Policy for Use of Fire Station Meeting Rooms. To reserve a room, contact Denise DeSerio at 608-266-9215.
Station Six News
March 22, 2023
New Device Assists Crews Responding to Cardiac ArrestsThe Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System, more commonly known as the LUCAS device, is a battery-powered device used to provide mechanical chest compressions during cardiac arrest for patients both in and out of the hospital setting. 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 »
February 17, 2023
Supporting First Responders a Career-Long Passion for Admin Clerk Ann BlackdeerWhen thinking of the fire department, images of fire trucks and firefighters often come to mind. But behind the scenes and away from the front lines, there's a clerical team working to the rhythm of the department— managing records requests, supply orders, public inquiries, and more. Read more »
February 13, 2023
From Tragedy, a Tradition of Giving BackSable Flames, Inc., a non-profit association of Black firefighters on the Madison Fire Department, was founded after a tragic fire on Somerset Circle. They celebrate 30 years of outreach this year. Read more »
January 20, 2023
New Ladder Trucks Now in Service on West and South SidesTwo new ladder trucks are hitting the streets of Madison, and they come with a new look and feel. New Ladder 2 went into service in December, and new Ladder 6 rolled out the doors of Station 6 this week. Read more »