The Madison Fire Department welcomed a new fire station to the city’s far east side. The station is staffed with four firefighter EMTs who will cover that side of town 24/7. Response times before Fire Station No. 13 used to be ten to twelve minutes but with the new location, it has been cut down to three minutes.
Fire Station No. 13 has been built to be very modern and efficient. It uses many state-of-the-art systems to maximize effectiveness, including solar power, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and a site layout that maximizes passive lighting.
The funding for the staff was made possible through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant acquired by the city through the federal government.