Station 13


Station 13 is the department's newest firehouse. The station began operations at 6350 Town Center Drive in July 2014, filling a significant gap in emergency response to the city's far-east side.


  • Engine 13 – a 2013 Pierce Quantum Engine with a 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and 500-gallon water tank along with ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 13 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.


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

Station Thirteen's News

  • Old Fire Hoses Find New Life At the Henry Vilas Zoo Posted 12/21/2017

    16-year-old Kawan takes hold of the line. With speed and precision she reaches forward, grasping to the ropes and slings with her hands and feet as her body swings upward. Seconds later she’s out of sight, hugging the skylights high above all who watch. Read more »
  • Meet Lieutenant Chris Hammes Posted 09/18/2017

    Six new lieutenants were recently promoted. Get to know them all week long on the MFD Blog! Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 13 (Town Center Drive) on the 'A' shift. Read more »
  • Meet Firefighter Davy Calkins Posted 04/25/2017

    Eighteen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Check back daily and get to know them. Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 13 (Metro Place) on the B shift. Read more »
  • Sixth-Generation Firefighter Marc Behrend Retires from MFD Posted 12/30/2016

    “I’m one of the lucky ones. I got to do a job I enjoyed doing.” After 28 years with the Madison Fire Department, firefighter Marc Behrend hangs up his gear one last time, bringing a six-generation, 150-year legacy to a close. Since 1867, there has been a Behrend on the MFD roster, taking the family’s lineage all the way back to the department’s volunteer days. Read more »
  • Retiring Lieutenant Tim Binger Reflects On "A Wonderful Life" Posted 12/22/2016

    After 40 years in the fire service, and 29 at the MFD, Lieutenant Tim Binger says he’s ready for a new adventure.   Binger first put his feet to the fire in 1976 as a volunteer with the Town of Madison Fire Department. He was eventually hired with the Janesville Fire Department in 1980 and then moved to the Madison Fire Department in 1987, where he’s remained until December 21 of this year. Read more »
  • Meet AE Kevin Hembrook Posted 09/15/2016

    Eight new Apparatus Engineers (AEs) were recently promoted and assigned to a station near you! Get to know them on the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 13 (Town Center Drive) on the C shift. Read more »
  • Learn Hands-Only CPR - Saturday, May 21 Posted 05/10/2016

    The Madison Fire Department and its partners throughout Dane County invite you to FREE hands-only CPR training on Saturday, May 21!   From 9:00-11:00 a.m., Fire Station 12  (400 South Point Rd.) and Fire Station 13 (6350 Town Center Dr.) are just two of the 24 countywide venues offering fast, easy, lifesaving training.   Read more »
  • New Training Technology Aims to Offer Full Immersion, Minus the Risks Posted 01/14/2016

    MFD Apparatus Engineer Wes Ecker (pictured in the background) has been hard at work on a virtual reality-based training system designed to allow firefighters to simulate real-life situations in a relatively safe environment.    Read more »
  • Meet Firefighter Michael Guerten Posted 12/14/2015

    Eighteen new firefighters graduated the MFD Fire Academy on November 6, 2015. We introduce them to you on the MFD Blog throughout December. Current station assignment: Station 10 (Troy Dr.); I will be going to Station 13 (Town Center Dr.) in January. Read more »
  • Meet Lt. Chris Homman Posted 07/14/2015

    Five new lieutenants assumed position in July 2015. We introduce them to you all week long on the MFD blog. Read more »
  • Fire Station 13 is Open for Response Posted 06/02/2014

    After several years of planning, drawings, and staffing and response planning, Fire Station #13 opened for service today 0700 hours.  The Department is very excited and proud to be providing a high level of EMS and Fire service to the citizens on the far east side of the city.  As Madison continues to expand into the surrounding countryside, the Fire Department has faced challenges on how to meet the demand for calls for service in a timely fashion.  As we have seen in the past, a new fire station sometimes looks lonely in a field at first, but then one day it is surrounded by the hustle an Read more »