Chief's Office

Fire Chief Chris CarbonFire Chief Chris Carbon began his career in the fire service as a volunteer in 1992 and joined his first career department in 1997. He has been with the City of Madison Fire Department since 1999 and has enjoyed serving in the roles of a Firefighter, Paramedic, Lieutenant, and Training Officer. He was also an inaugural member of the Tactical EMS team.

Prior to being appointed Fire Chief, Carbon served as the Division Chief of EMS Training and Logistics. In that role, he oversaw the initial and continuing education programming for the EMTs and Paramedics of the department. Patient-centered quality assurance and data collection were among his primary duties. He also oversaw an amazing team in the EMS Training Division, who ensure that the logistical supply and equipment needs of our emergency medical service responders are met.

A local Badger, Carbon is a graduate of Madison West High School, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the UW-Madison, and earned an Associate’s degree in Paramedicine from Madison College. He spends his time away from work with his wife and three children.