Madison Fire Department News and Events
Squad 51, Where are You?
Squad 51, the latest addition to the MFD fleet, is housed at Station 5. The squad is used for first responder medical runs, hazmat responses and carries investigation tools and supplies.
Downtown Kitchen Fire
May 3 Shed Fire On West Third Street…
Firefighter Compensation Program Announced
In an effort to improve firefighter recruiting and retention, the Madison Fire Department has developed a pilot program for partial compensation. The program awards points for various activities including, but not limited to, response to alarms and training. Points are on a varying scale based upon firefighter rolls including interior firefighters, support rolls, company officers, driver-operators, etc. City fire officers are not eligible for the program. For more information, please contact Chief Devries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Rescue Unit for City Use
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 is now housing a city-owned fire utility vehicle, a Kawasaki Mule. It carries 50 gallons of Class A foam, two pressurized water extinguishers, two 20-pound dry chemical extinguishers, a Class K extinguisher and assorted tools. It can also carry a stokes basket for transporting patients.
The unit will primarily be used during Madison’s many festivals when access is limited for first line fire apparatus, and it can be used in rough terrain.
Confined Space Fire
MFD at a confined space fire under a house on Orchard Street, April 3, 2016.
MFD Training Classes
Battalion Chief Gourley recently conducted an Instructor I training in April 2016.
Chief Gives a Tour
Chief Devries conducted a tour of the new Super ATV manufacturing plant prior to occupancy.
The Fours Assists Rotary Lift
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 assisted Rotary Lift in testing their latest lift prototype.
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