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Lake view at sunset

Madison Fire Department

Fire - Billing/Mailing

116 West Center St
Madison, SD 57042

P: (605) 256-7523
F: (605) 256-7537

Fire Hall - Physical

200 SE 3rd St.
Madison, SD 57042

P: (605) 256-7523

The mission of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department is to protect the citizens of Madison and Lake County and their property from fires and other emergencies through education and prevention.

Phone: EMERGENCY 911  
Fire Hall: 605-256-7523
Fire Chief: Randy Minnaert 
Assistant Fire Chief: Todd Balogh

2015 fire school group

The Madison Fire Department averages 28 members and we provide fire protection for approximately 10,000 residents in Lake County. We cover 10 of the 16 townships in Lake County totaling 350 square miles. We have mutual aid agreements with neighboring departments as needed. Numerous of our members are also wildland certified firefighters who participate in larger wildland fires that may occur anywhere in the state.

Through cooperation and support from the City of Madison, rural townships, and all the citizens we serve, we are able to provide fire prevention and emergency protection services for a large area of Lake County. We spend an enormous amount of time on education, training, and other fire related services that we offer to the public to insure the safety of Lake County.

Every year we spend time with the youth of our county making visits to schools and providing demonstrations with our safety trailer at other events such as Discovery Days. We find it is very important to teach kids at a young age about fire prevention and how to handle emergency situations. We ask that all residents of Lake County make sure they have proper fire alarms in place, fire extinguishers in key locations, and develop a fire plan that you can run through with your children to insure that they can get out safely in the event of a fire.

Controlledburn Training

Throughout the year, you may also see many training exercises where we assist the public in burning old structures or large swaths of land that may be enrolled in government programs. We use these opportunities to help provide training for our firefighters by staging scenarios and practicing active fire evolutions.

If you are looking to support or get involved with the fire deptartment, we have many opportunities to meet our members throughout the year during public fundraising events. We have a fireman's dance and bike safety event each spring, along with working during the annual bull riding event at the Prairie Village. Every fall during harvest we have a large pork feed that brings a large group of the community out for a great meal with good company. If interested in supporting the fire dept by joining our team or through monetary donation, please contact Chief Minnaert at the Madison Fire Department and follow us on our Facebook page.

COVID-19 Closures, Restrictions, & Information

At this time, there are a few updates on schedules and departments within the City. Click for details.

2019 Drinking Water Report

The 2019 City of Madison Drinking Water Report has been released. Click for details.

FYI - SD Abandoned Tank Removal Program

The SD DENR will remove tanks that qualify and perform environmental cleanup actions they deem necessary to protect human health at no cost to the owner. Click for details.

City Employees Honored

The City of Madison honored nineteen employees for their years of service during an Employee Recognition Event held at the Madison Fire Hall on Wednesday, January 29th. Click for details.