Madison Fire Department

Madison Fire Department Patch
101 West Main Street
Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-8350


The Madison Fire Department currently serves a population of approximately 11,967.

One of the largest volunteer fire departments in Indiana, The Madison Fire Department is organizationally unique in that it is comprised of six independent fire companies, all operating as parties under one contract with the City.

The first of those companies, Fairplay Fire Co. #1, is the oldest fire company in Indiana, having been established in 1841.

Washington Fire Co. # 2 operates out of the oldest active fire station in Indiana which was built in 1848.

Fallen Heroes

6 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Madison Fire Department.

Photo of Larry W. Cheatham
Larry W. Cheatham
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Sat, Jul 15th, 1989
Photo of Bernard H. Kalb
Bernard H. Kalb
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Heart Attack
Wed, Jul 6th, 1966
Photo of Robert Edward Haak
Robert Edward Haak
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Thu, May 12th, 1966
Photo of Peter Hoagland
Peter Hoagland
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Fri, Aug 2nd, 1929
Photo of Frank D. Whedon
Frank D. Whedon
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Sat, Dec 15th, 1928
Photo of James King
James King
Madison Fire Department (IN)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sun, Oct 23rd, 1887