Site Last Updated on 3/8/13.
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4
Residents in the community of Madison, Indiana have been volunteering as firefighters for Fire Company No. 4 since the 1800′s. Over the years members pulled hand-drawn hose reels, guided horses pulling fire hoses, jumped on the back of fire trucks and today, pull on their firefighting gear and buckle into a 2007 American LaFrance 100-ft aerial platform fire truck.
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 is one of six fire companies serving the City of Madison, Indiana. Members are not paid to fight fires, respond to fire alarms or to learn how to drive the green fire truck; however, they serve downtown Madison and the hilltop areas regardless of weather, time of day, personal events or sometimes, work schedules.
Volunteering and Training
All firefighters at Fire Company No. 4 are put through a series of firefighting training classes and training exercises before they’re allowed to actively participate in a fire run. Some of the volunteers choose to further their firefighter education and become certified drivers of the aerial platform fire truck, while others learn more about fire sciences and the latest firefighting techniques.
The Fire Company No. 4 website should help inform the Madison community and surrounding Indiana counties about our fire company, and provide training resources and information to our volunteer firefighter members through photographs, videos and other firefighting-related links. You’ll also find helpful information on the following topics:
Members of Fire Company No. 4
Volunteer firefighter members of Fire Company No. 4 have completed hundreds of hours of training over the years and are committed to serving the City of Madison and surrounding communities. Some of our firefighters have been members for over 20 years and find many ways to assist on the fireground, even if they’re no longer able to wear full firefighting equipment and go inside a burning building. We are proud of our firefighters who are all recognized below.
WSFC 4 Members:
Charter Members (cir.1873):
|Karl Eaglin, President||Travis Conover, Captain||Jeff Abbott||Charles McKay||Andrew Adams||Peter Robinis|
|Harold Kidwell, Vice President||Doug Wehner
|Aaron Auxier||Don McKay, Jr.||Peter Biesen||Nicholas Roeder|
|Don McKay, Sr., Secretary/Treasurer||Jeff Abbott, 2nd Lieutenant||Jack Bird||Don McKay, Sr.||John Diversy||Michael Scham|
|Jack Bird Senior Team Leader||Mike Bird||Kevin McKay||Frank Dew||John Schilling|
|Travis Conover||Michael Osinski||William Dietz||John Schmitt|
|Don McKay, Jr., Battalion 2||John Schoenstein, Engineer||Stefan DeLorenzo||Jon Peddie||Henry Eckert||John Schnabel|
|Karl Eaglin||William Poindexter||Michael Grosmick|
|Richard Goebel||Merle Solomon||Joseph Heck|
|Josh Green||John Schoenstein||Nicholas Hill|
|Duane Hadley||Robert Schoenstein||Jacob Klein|
|Andrew Horine||Frank Taff||John Lohrig|
|Darren Kalb||Brandon Watterson||Johannes Nanmann|
|William Kalb||Doug Wehner||Peter Nanmann|
|Harold Kidwell||Michael White|
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