Fire / EMS

Responsibilities & Services


The Monona Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments minimize the risk of death, injury, and property loss from fires, medical emergencies, or natural disasters. In addition to providing a coordinated and timely response to emergencies, the Fire / EMS Department also attempts to enhance public safety through preventive activities, such as code enforcement and public education programs.

The Fire Chief, appointed by the Police and Fire Commission, heads the Fire / EMS Department and supervises approximately 32 Paid-on-Call Firefighters and 9 Career Firefighter/paramedics and fire inspectors. The department is responsible for inspecting all commercial, industrial, and multi-unit residential buildings in the city to ensure compliance with state and local fire codes.