Volunteer Fire Department
Area Firefighters Share Training
Firefighters from Madison, Hanover, Dupont, Madison Township and Milton and Bedford, KY participated in training Tuesday at IKEC in Madison. Training included rescue of trapped or lost firefighters in a structure and in controlling propane gas fires. IKEC provides the training annually to its employees through a contractor, American Emergency Response Training, and provides an extra session for area firefighters.
The Ones Celebrate 175 Years of Service
Indiana’s oldest fire company, Fairplay Fire Company No. 1 celebrated 175 years of service on September 17, 2016, hosting firefighters from other city and county fire companies as well as from nearby communities. Presentations were also made by the Indiana State Fire Marshall and other agencies and officials.
Torch Journey Through Madison
Firefighter John Schoenstein, representing the firefighters of Madison and Jefferson County, carried the Indiana bicentennial torch on a portion of its journey through Madison. He rode with driver Frank Taff aboard a 100-year-old Ahrens Fox pumper that served Madison Fire Company No. 2 from 1916 to 1947. The torch will pass through all 92 Indiana counties.
Madison Fire Department Performs Rescue
The City of Madison was called to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment in Jefferson County on State Road 7.
MFD Hosts Regional Class
Madison Fire Department hosted a specialized response class for our region of southern Indiana.
Pit fire protection during the Madison Regatta.
When Duty Calls…
Wires down during the July 7 storm.
Recent Training Sessions for MFD
Forcible Entry Techniques
The Madison Fire Department had the pleasure of teaching the Madison Emergency Response Team (SWAT) some forcible entry techniques.
Fire Company No. 2 Gets Improvements
Indiana’s oldest active fire station, Washington Fire Company No. 2, has gotten a facelift and improvements inside as well. The station was built in 1848.
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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