Madison Chief: Southeast side fire station pushed back additional 2 years

  • Source: WISC-TV Channel Madison
  • Published: 09/19/2016 06:01 PM

VIDEO: Madison fire Chief Steve Davis said Monday the latest capital budget from Mayor Paul Soglin would push back construction of a fire station on the city's far southeast side from 2018 to 2020. Neighborhoods south of the Beltline near the McFarland city limits have some of the longest fire and EMS response times in the city. Davis said the average response time to the far southeast side is 9 1/2 minutes, compared to a citywide average of 6 1/2 minutes and an ideal response time of 5 minutes. A News 3 investigation in November 2015 revealed average response times of 11-13 minutes for certain neighborhoods on the southeast side.


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