Firefighter Matthew DykstraEighteen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Check back daily and get to know them.

Where are you stationed?
I'm at Station 7 (McKenna Blvd.) on the B shift.

Why did you want to pursue this career?
I love the camaraderie and knowing that what you do has a positive impact on others.

Why did you want to work in Madison, for the Madison Fire Department?
Both the City and the Department have so much to offer, but the relationship they have together is amazing. The MFD is extremely involved in the community, and the City of Madison shows a ton of support.

What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
The friendships I've made during the small amount of time I've been with the Department.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to join the MFD?
Be persistent. This was my fourth time applying with the Department.


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Category: General, Station 7