City of Madison, Indiana Fire Department
The City of Madison, Indiana Fire Department (MFD) is the oldest volunteer fire department in Indiana and is among the most historic fire departments in the United States. Organized fire protection in the city dates back to 1821.
6 Companies in 1 Department
MFD is comprised of six independent fire companies, all under contract with the city and under command of the city chief and his staff, who provide fire and rescue services to just under 12,000 residents. The city is divided into two response districts with four fire stations in old Madison and two stations in the hilltop district. Madison fire companies also respond in Jefferson county when requested under mutual aid agreements with several county fire departments and the town of Hanover.
With an average of 250 fire and emergency calls per year, our volunteer firefighters respond to structure fires, wild land fires, hazardous materials spills, vehicle extrication and high-angle rescues. We also assist with medical emergencies and other emergencies when requested.
The City of Madison maintains an Insurance Services Office ( ISO ) public protection class 4 rating on a scale of 1 – 10 with one being the highest. That puts the city in the top 8 % of Indiana’s 1,752 cities and towns rated by ISO.
History of MFD.
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