Community fire/life safety

Madison Fire Rescue and all the fire services in Madison County are committed to helping City and County residents of Madison with preventing accidental fires and also with educating them about the importance of having WORKING smoke alarms in the home. We have done this by going out and installing smoke alarms in homes and talking with residents about fire safety while there. We also help educate children at their schools and show them what to do if there is a fire in the home. The community can help by…

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Editorials 

November is National Caregivers Month

November is a month full of family celebrations and I will be highlighting them in my weekly column. This week we are looking at National Caregivers Month. Today in the U.S. over 65 million people are caring for family members in some capacity and account for about 29 precent of the population. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, these people spend an average of 20 hours each week providing care for family members. We all know someone who cares for a family member; it may be a co-worker or…

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Madison Fire Rescue responds to 57 calls in September

The Madison Fire Rescue assists residents in both the city and county for all their fire needs but they also assist with vehicle wrecks, medical assistance and transportation. In September­­­, Madison Fire Rescue received a total of 57 calls. The department answered 25 calls in the city and 32 in the county. In the city, there were four motor vehicle crashes, five assist EMS, three fire alarms, three LZ setups, three medical assists, two assist police, one call each for lock out, electric meter fire, tree fire, trash fire and…

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MPD receives 2,342 calls in September

The Madison Police Department responded to 2,342 calls in September. This is 457 more calls received than in August. Since October 2014, the department has received 22,892 calls for service. There were 22 reported felonies, 38 reported misdemeanors and 100 incidents, reports. Of the 100 incidents reported there were 10 burglaries, one battery (domestic violence) and two drug arrests. The department cleared four felonies and 23 misdemeanors. There were 123 warning citations issued. Five criminal citations were issued and 49 non-criminal citations were issued. The department investigated nine traffic accidents.

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