Station 12 on the city's far-west side began operations at 400 South Point Road in August 2009, filling a significant gap in emergency response.
The station's Community Room is named in memory of Dr. Darren Bean, the Department's former Medical Director. Dr. Bean died in a Med Flight crash in May 2008. A memorial plaque for Dr. Bean is showcased in the Community Room.
Station 12 was built to meet specifications for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most:
- Energy savings
- Water efficiency
- CO2 emissions reduction
- Improved indoor environmental quality
- Stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts
Station 12 received LEED Platinum Certification, the first firehouse in the country to earn that distinction. The building received Fire Chief Magazine’s Silver place 2009 Station Style Design Award.
Station 12's "green" construction includes these noteworthy design elements:
- A geo exchange system that is the sole source for heating and cooling the building
- A green roof with vegetation in place of conventional roofing materials
- Solar heating panels for the building's hot water needs
- Xeriscaping that reduces the amount of high-maintenance turf in the landscaping
- A storm water collection system for general non-potable water use
- Engine 12 – 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, E12 carries a full complement of EMS equipment. Engine 12 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.
- HIT 12 – a 2003 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty with trailer. HIT (Hazardous Incident Team) 12 supports the MFD Hazmat team. It carries personnel along with equipment used for decontamination and spill control.
- 1 Lieutenant, station officer
- 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
- 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
Fire Stations 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13 have community rooms available for meetings. Please refer to our Policy for Use of Fire Station Meeting Rooms. To reserve a room, contact Dawn Turner at 608-261-9829.
Station Twelve's News
Recruit Class 7 Graduates the MFD Fire Academy Posted 04/24/201818 firefighter recruits walked across the stage last Friday to receive their badges and pledge an oath to serve and protect the City of Madison with integrity, courtesy, respect, compassion, and trustworthiness. Read more »
Meet Firefighter McKinnan Stamschror Posted 03/19/2018Seventeen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Get to know them by subscribing to the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? I'm assigned to Station 12 on the C shift. Read more »
Meet Firefighter Ryan Raisbeck Posted 03/16/2018Seventeen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Get to know them by subscribing to the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? Station 12 (South Point Road) on the B shift. Read more »
Meet Firefighter Casey Endres Posted 03/07/2018Seventeen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Get to know them by subscribing to the MFD Blog. Where are you stationed? Station 12 (South Point Road) on the 'A' shift. Read more »
MFD Bids Farewell To Retiring Apparatus Engineer Steve Dahlgren Posted 01/02/2018The new year opens a new chapter for Apparatus Engineer Steve Dahlgren, who retires from the Madison Fire Department today after 25 years of service. Read more »
Old Fire Hoses Find New Life At the Henry Vilas Zoo Posted 12/21/201716-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 »
New Solar Panels Installed At Fire Station 12 Posted 10/19/2017Madison's "greenest" fire station just got greener! New solar panels were recently installed at Fire Station 12 on South Point Road on Madison's far west side. The system consists of 70 photovoltaic modules rated at 270 Watts for a total system size of 18.9 kW DC. The 70 modules are split between 4 poles with 14, 16, 20, and 20 modules respectively. Read more »
Meet Lieutenant Chris Carbon Posted 09/16/2017Six new lieutenants were recently promoted. Get to know them all week long on the MFD Blog! Where are you stationed? I’m at Station 12 (South Point Rd.) on the ‘B’ shift. Read more »
Meet Lieutenant Dan Williams Posted 09/12/2017Six new lieutenants were recently promoted. Get to know them all week long on the MFD Blog! Where are you stationed? I'm at Station 12 (South Point Road) on the 'C' shift. Read more »
New Lease On Life: Oregon Man Reconnects With Crew That Helped Save Him Posted 06/07/2017Family Visits Station 12 With Gratitude, And A Message For the Community It’s not every day our members get a status update on the patients they’ve helped in a time of great need. That’s why the McKee family of Oregon, Wis., felt it was especially important to stop by Fire Station 12 to let the Firefighter/EMTs there know they made a big difference... Read more »