• Is the township station and the village station separate departments?

      No, the Madison Fire District is a joint department serving the Village and the Township.

    • Are the firefighters also the EMT’s or Paramedics we see in the ambulance?

      Yes. Madison Firefighters are both firefighters and EMT’s/Paramedics.

    • Are the Madison Firefighters paid?

      The Madison Firefighters are either career full-time or part-time employees and are compensated for their service.

    • Does the Fire District bill for its services?

      Yes, the Fire District utilizes an organization called Medicount to manage it’s EMS billing. The District bills in accordance with the Office of the Inspector General Ruling on soft-billing.

    • How is the Madison Fire District funded?

      The District is funded by property taxes and currently operates on five continuing Levies.

    • Does this mean that I will get billed?

      No, as a resident of Madison you should not receive a bill. The Fire Department will bill your insurance carrier for the services, you as a resident should not get a bill. If you do receive a bill as a resident, contact the district office at 440-428-6531.

    • When I called the fire department, a fire department vehicle from another community arrived?

      Madison has mutual aid agreements with some of the neighboring fire departments for large incidents or for high call volume coverage.

    • What kind of shifts do firefighters work in Madison?

      As with most fire departments, the career full-time firefighters work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. The part-time firefighters work 12 or 24 hour shifts.