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The City of Madison hires new recruits every two years. Our 2019 application period has closed. Subscribe to our 'Join the MFD' email list for future updates.


Join the MFD Team!

We are looking for responsible, compassionate individuals who are interested in a rewarding career in public service.

Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to providing learning and development opportunities to our employees at all levels.

We strive to provide exceptional customer service to all our residents and visitors. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities.

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  • Our Firefighter Application Period Is Halfway Over!

    The opportunity to apply to be a Firefighter/EMT with the Madison Fire Department only comes around once every two years, and our two-month application period is already half over! Read more »
  • Apply Now To Join Our Team!

    The Madison Fire Department is "on a mission" to find the next class of firefighter/EMT recruits who will serve our community with honesty, integrity, compassion, care, and respect. Our application period is now open! Apply Now Read more »
  • MFD To Host Three Recruitment Open Houses This Fall

    The Madison Fire Department will be accepting applications for entry-level firefighter/EMT beginning October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Read more »
  • IT'S BACK: Madison Women In Fire/EMS Workshop

    The Madison Fire Department and Madison College are pleased to host another free, day-long workshop geared especially toward women interested in pursuing fire/EMS as a career. This free event is open to any woman over the age of 18 who's interested in becoming a firefighter! Participants will get hands-on experience with basic firefighting and EMS skills. Saturday, June 22 Read more »