Fire Stations

The department operates out of three fire stations, affectionately referred to as "firehouses" by those who live and work there. Fire Station 1 is the administration headquarters of the fire department and is currently not staffed by a duty crew.  Safe Kids of Madison also occupies part of the building. Fire station 1 is the Emergency Operations Center for the City of Fitchburg. Stations 2 and 3 house our duty crews, which staff the following: two engines, a truck company (ladder or heavy rescue squad), and a water tender. Fire station 3 also houses a brush truck and field support unit (Utility vehicle). Both Firehouses 2 and 3 are staffed 24/7/365 with an on-duty crew who staffs the first vehicle to respond to a call. Calls requiring additional vehicles are staffed by paid-on-call members and interns who respond to the stations from their homes or workplaces.

Fire Station No. 1


This fire station is the headquarters for the Fire Department. The majority of the training takes place at this firehouse, with its large training room. 

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The following apparatus are located at this firehouse:
  • Car 20 (Command Post)
  • Engine 1
  • 2 Command Vehicles

Fire Station No. 2


This fire station was commissioned in 2017. The firehouse has accommodations for up to 10 on-duty personnel. Fitch-Rona EMS also staffs a paramedic ambulance at this location.



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The following apparatus is located at this firehouse:
  • Truck 1
  • Engine 2
  • Tender 2
  • 2 Command Vehicles
  • ATV 1
  • Fitch-Rona Med 44

Fire Station No.3


This fire station was commissioned in 2019. The firehouse has accommodations for up to 14 on-duty personnel. Fitch-Rona EMS also staffs a paramedic ambulance at this location.

Firehouse #3

The following apparatus is located at this firehouse:

  • Squad 2
  • Engine 3
  • Tender 1
  • 2 Command Vehicles
  • Brush 1
  • Utility 1
  • Fitch-Rona Med 44

Location Study
In 2008, the city commissioned a study to evaluate the current locations of the fire stations and make recommendations for the future. After reviewing the various options, the City Council accepted a plan in which both existing fire stations will be replaced with new buildings situated in more strategic locations, along with a recommendation for a third station to be built at a later time. The plan was put into motion in 2010 with a process to select an architectural / engineering firm who will design and then manage the construction of the west side fire station that will replace Fire Station No. 2 and the administration offices currently at Fire Station No. 1. The fire station location study is available fore download online.