Firefighter Berridge shows kids the fire truckGroups of 30 or fewer can book a station tour at any of the City of Madison Fire Stations. Station tours typically include an inside look at the fire apparatus, the tools that are used during a fire or other emergencies, and a demonstration of firefighter gear and how it is used. Some general fire safety information is also typically covered. Station tours take between 30 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

It is preferred that station tours be scheduled during the morning hours between 9:00 am and 10:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday in order to best accommodate the firefighters’ daily schedule. However, alternative times can be arranged, if necessary. No station tours will be given on Sundays. It is requested that all station tour requests are scheduled at a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the desired date. Also, please keep in mind that the firefighters are on duty during the tour and in the event of an emergency, they will have to depart quickly. Another tour can be scheduled, if necessary.

To schedule a tour please contact our Community Education Unit at 608-266-4709. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please have the following information ready:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Contact person & phone number
  • Date & time of tour
  • Number of kids and their age range
  • Number of adults
  • Any special requests
  • Which station you would like to visit