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Please note that you must receive a response and okay in order to burn. For more information, please view the burn permits webpage.
In addition, the department encourages firefighters to continue in other advanced emergency / fire state certified courses and these are also paid for by the department. We have training on just about every Monday night of the year.
For more information regarding volunteering as a firefighter, please contact the WFD by calling (608) 849-5488. Even if we are not hiring, we hold applications for future consideration.
WFD staff responds from home, work or from out-and-about. We all carry special emergency pagers which are a direct line of communication with Dane County Public Safety - 911 Dispatch. When you call 911 for an emergency, we are often paged before you are off the phone with the operator. We are fortunate that many of our staff live very close to the fire station and are able to respond to the station within 1-2 minutes. This allows WFD to have a fire truck out the door, on the way, within 4 minutes. To put that in perspective, City of Madison Fire Department, who is paid full-time and does staff 24-7, typically takes 2 minutes to respond out the door.