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One of the most important things you can do to prevent being injured in a tornado is to be ALERT to the onset of severe weather. Most deaths and injuries happen to people who are unaware and uninformed.  It is important that everyone in the family understands the danger that severe weather poses and knows what to do when it approaches.  Madison Fire & Rescue offers the following tornado safety information so that our citizens have the information needed to keep themselves and their family safe.   Stay aware, have a plan, and stay alive!

are pleased to publish our 2014-2019 Strategic Plan. Many thanks to our external stakeholders who provided input into this plan. Also thanks to our internal stakeholders who used that input to shape the direction of Madison Fire & Rescue for the next five years. Please follow the link 2014-2019 Strategic Plan to view.

2013 Fire Department Statistics
Ralph Cobb
Fire Chief

Jeff Birdwell
Deputy Chief

Cary Sadler
Deputy Chief

101 Mill Rd.
Madison, AL 35758

Ph: (256) 772-3326
Fx: (256) 772-4423

Administrative Offices Open
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Madison Fire Department is a progressive organization that provides a variety of services. Services include:
  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Technical Rescue
  • Public Safety Education
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazardous Situation Mitigation
These services are delivered to a population of just over 43,000 persons. This Department currently has an ISO rating of three.

The Department consists of seven administrative personnel and 63 shift personnel, who responded to over 3,100 incidents in 2010. The coverage of the Department is approximately 29 square miles.

The mission of Madison Fire & Rescue is to minimize the loss of life and property to the community through our commitment to prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response.

The membership of Madison Fire & Rescue envisions that we will be widely recognized as an industry leader in the provision of services to our community, as well as the regional partners who request our assistance. Professionalism, integrity, honesty, and empathy will be evident in our external communications efforts and in the customer service we provide to those who place their trust in us.
Well-executed physical resource management and a plan for resource demands will ensure we are supported to address current and future needs and risks of our community. Teamwork will be fostered by improved internal communications, safety practices will ensure we remain able to continue providing high-quality services, and well-executed workforce planning and development will invest in our human resources as our most valued asset.
While performing our mission, living our guiding principles, and achieving our goals, we will meet or exceed the expectations of our community and realize our vision for a continuously improving Madison Fire & Rescue. 

Guiding Principles
Honesty * Accountability * Professionalism * Communication
Customer Service * Integrity * Safety * Teamwork* Empathy 

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