Located across the street from Camp Randall Stadium on the UW-Madison campus, the crews at Station 4 justifiably claim their identity as Bucky's House.

The station was built in 1982.

It's staffed daily with four firefighters and two firefighter/paramedics who work 24-hour shifts.

Fire Station 4


  • Engine 4 – a 2021 Pierce Enforcer Engine with Pierce Manufacturing's new state-of-the-art Idle Reduction Technology (IRT). IRT helps the Madison Fire Department take a big, important step toward reaching the City of Madison's goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2030. The new Enforcer Engine has a 1,250 gallons-per-minute fire pump and 500-gallon water tank along with ground ladders and 3000 feet of fire hose. Additionally, Engine 4 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear.
  • Medic 4 – a 2020 Demers ambulance with a Ford E-450 chassis. M4 provides advanced life support for the UW-Madison campus, downtown Madison, and the near west side. It carries a full complement of advanced life support medicine and equipment including a cardiac 12-lead defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear. To aide in patient and paramedic safety and comfort, it operates with a Stryker power-loading cot and liquid shock suspension system.
  • Medic 62 – a 2014 Ford E450 ALS ambulance. This is a reserve ambulance for the City.

Daily Staffing

  • 1 Lieutenant, station Officer
  • 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
  • 2 Firefighters staffing the engine
  • 2 Paramedics staffing the ambulance

Station 4 logo

Many stations develop a specific identity over time and carry that through with logos that members of the crew display with pride. With permission from the University of Wisconsin, Engine #4 sports images of Bucky Badger and UW-Madison flags, and Bucky takes center stage on the station logo. The crews unofficial motto: "First due to the U."

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