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Bill Devries
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PH2: 812-599-1980

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Kenny Washer
PH: 812-493-9344

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Raymond Ehlers
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Steve Manaugh
PH: 812-599-2205

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Josh Gourley
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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.

Mayor Presentation

Mayor Welch, Chief DeVries and Deputy Chief Washer Presenting City Honors.

Chief DeVries

Chief DeVries gives a presentation.

State Rep Terry Goodin

Indiana State Representative Terry Goodin.

State Fire Marshall

Indianan State Fire Marshall James Greeson

Members Awarded

Member Service Awards (L-R): Paul Hemmer (42 yrs), Bob Chandler (44 yrs), Bob Anger (47 yrs), Bob Armstrong (54 yrs), Joe Knoebel (42 yrs), John Knoebel (52 yrs), Don Vaughn (62 yrs),
Carl Morgan (63 yrs)

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.



MFD Hosts Regional Class

Madison Fire Department hosted a specialized response class for our region of southern Indiana.

MFD hosting regional training.
Firefigther Regional Training

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.






Rope/Rescue Training

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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.
Fire Co 2 firehouse

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.
Squad 51

Downtown Kitchen Fire

at the fire scene
kitchen fire
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May 3 Shed Fire On West Third Street…

shed fire on 3rd st
shed fire

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,

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.
Fire Rescue Unit


Confined Space Fire

MFD at a confined space fire under a house on Orchard Street, April 3, 2016.
fire in crawl space
Orchard St fire


MFD Training Classes

Battalion Chief Gourley recently conducted an Instructor I training in April 2016.
instructor 1 training


Chief Gives a Tour

Chief Devries conducted a tour of the new Super ATV manufacturing plant prior to occupancy.
Chief Devries conducting tour


The Fours Assists Rotary Lift

Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 assisted Rotary Lift in testing their latest lift prototype.
testing Rotary Lift new lift
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