The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (PFC) for the City of Madison, Wisconsin is seeking a collaborative and innovative professional to lead the Madison Fire Department. This is the first national search for the position since 1996. The Commissioners will solicit input from the public throughout the hiring process.

The City of Madison Fire Department provides much more to the community than just fire suppression. The Department is an active leader in Emergency Medical Services, as well as several specialty teams including Hazardous Material, Lake Rescue, and Heavy Urban Rescue. Additionally, the Department plays a key role in the Madison Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (Madison CARES) Team, which pairs community paramedics with mental health crisis workers to respond to behavioral health emergencies. Supplementing the emergency services, the Department provides progressive, cutting-edge fire prevention and community education programs to enhance public safety.

The position description and application materials are online at:

Qualified candidates should apply by December 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. with a completed application and resume at: Madison is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Public input is welcome either at the regularly scheduled meetings of the Police and Fire Commission or via email to

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