Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis announces his retirement on April 1 | Local government

Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis said on Tuesday he would retire on April 1, 2022, ending a more than three-decade career with the Madison Fire Department.

In his blog, Davis said it was a “bittersweet” day, writing that “When I was appointed Fire Chief on January 2, 2012, I made a pledge to the organization, to the community, to my family and myself that I serve to the best of my ability and with honor and dignity for 10 years. My time has come and I feel like I’ve kept that promise.

Davis joined the Madison Fire Department as a recruited firefighter in August 1989, and went on to serve as a firefighter, paramedic, training officer, lieutenant and division chief before being appointed fire chief in 2012, said the service in a press release.

Davis served on the Lake Rescue Team, Dangerous Incident Team, and the Heavy Urban Rescue Team.

During his tenure as chief, Madison added two fire stations; expanded fire and emergency medical services to Shorewood Hills, Blooming Grove, and the towns of Burke and Madison; launched the Community Paramedicine Program, the CARES Initiative and the MFD Peer Support Team.

Madison Fire Department Stops Use of Fluorinated Foam;  firefighters will use 2 alternatives without PFAS

And the department started using fire fighting foam without PFAS and turned to green technology, including adding the country’s first electric fire truck.

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