In a department comprised of more than 350 commissioned members, few can say they know every name and recognize every face.
Consider, then, what an achievement it is to know every name, every face, and have a direct impact on everybody’s career.
Apparatus Engineer Eddie Emberson is stepping down from the driver’s seat of Engine 11 one last time this week after nearly 28 years of dedicated service to the Madison Fire Department.
Emberson’s path to the MFD was inspired in the 1980s by his father-in-law, then-Division Chief Ron
After 40 years in the fire service, and 29 at the MFD, Lieutenant Tim Binger says he’s ready for a new adventure.
Binger first put his feet to the fire in 1976 as a volunteer with the Town of Madison Fire Department. He was eventually hired with the Janesville Fire Department in 1980
Back in August, a Cooper's hawk paid an unexpected visit to firefighters and paramedics at Fire Station 3 on Williamson Street when he accidentally flew into one of the station's windows. Though he tried to shake it off, witnesses knew this hawk needed help.
Eight new Apparatus Engineers (AEs) were recently promoted and assigned to a station near you! Get to know them on the MFD Blog.
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Station #3 (Williamson Street) on the A shift.
Last night at Station 3, we were mingling after supper and a woman walked over to us to tell us about a hawk that may be injured.
She witnessed the Cooper's hawk fly into a station window and fall to the ground. It tried valiantly to fly away but could not get more than a few feet
Sometimes citizens just want to give back.
This much was true for a small group of east-side residents who wanted to show their appreciation for the firefighters at Station 3 on Williamson Street. They wished to donate something to the Madison Fire Department to express their gratitude
"Very few of us have an occupation where we get a chance to make a difference in someone’s life every day,” said parting Division Chief Mike Dibble in his farewell message to the Madison Fire Department.
"NEVER FORGET THAT.”
Dibble was keenly aware of the importance of his