Madison Volunteer Fire Companies
Checking out the Roof
Tower 4 firefighter Frank Taff and Battalion Chief Steve Manaugh retrieve a customer’s check that had blown onto the bank’s roof.
John and Frank Transport Torch Through Madison
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 Engineer John Schoenstein, representing the firefighters of Madison and Jefferson County, carried the Indiana bicentennial torch on a portion of its journey through Madison. He rode with driver Frank Taff aboard a 100-year-old Ahrens Fox pumper that served Madison Fire Company No. 2 from 1916 to 1947. The torch will pass through all 92 Indiana counties.
WSFC #4 Helps Donate to Local Grade Schools
Madison fire companies donated to a program sponsored by Kroger to provide school supplies to underprivileged grade school students and delivered the supplies to the schools. Pictured with deliveries are Don McKay and Bob Schoenstein.
The Fours Assist Rotary Lift
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 recently assisted Rotary Lift in testing their latest lift prototype.
New Rescue Unit for City Use
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 will house a city-owned fire utility vehicle, a Kawasaki Mule. It carries 50 gallons of Class A foam, two pressurized water extinguishers, two 20-pound dry chemical extinguishers, a Class K extinguisher and assorted tools. It can also carry a stokes basket for transporting patients.
The unit will primarily be used during Madison’s many festivals when access is limited for first line fire apparatus, and it can be used in rough terrain.