2016 Golf Tournament Results

Annual Golf Scramble Results

Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 sponsored its 24th annual golf scramble July 17, 2016. There was a good turnout despite temperatures in the 90’s.

The winning foursome was Karl Eaglin, Larry Burns, Lynn McGlothin and Don Heiderman with a score of 59. Two other teams also had the same score and the winners were determined by scores on hole number 9, the most difficult hole.

The winning women’s team (from Indianapolis) was Lee Ann McKay, Robin Coffman, Cindy Stiehl and Jill Phillips.

Donnie Polling was closest to the hole on number 10 which gave him and his teammates each a shot at a hole-in-one which would have awarded them a new car, but no one sank the shot.

Scott Tucker had the longest drive on number 7, and Karl Eaglin had the long ball on number 13.

The putting contest was won in a playoff by Larry Burns.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the players, volunteers and to the staff at Sunrise golf course.

WSFC 4 Houses New Kawasaki Mule

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.

Fire Rescue Unit
New Fire Rescue Unit

National Fire Statistics

Statistical Information from the NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that as of 2012:

  • There are an estimated 30,100 fire departments in the U.S.
  • Of those, 9% are career (paid) departments
  • 24% are part paid and part volunteer
  • 67% are all volunteer


  • There are approximately 1,129,000 firefighters in the U.S.
  • 31% are career ( paid ) firefighters
  • 69% are volunteer firefighters
  • 72% of career firefighters work in cities with populations of 25,000 or more
  • 95% of volunteer firefighters protect populations of less than 25,000