No. But don't worry, we are still VERY fast. Here's how it works:
WFD staff responds from home, work or from out-and-about. We all carry special emergency pagers which are a direct line of communication with Dane County Public Safety - 911 Dispatch. When you call 911 for an emergency, we are often paged before you are off the phone with the operator. We are fortunate that many of our staff live very close to the fire station and are able to respond to the station within 1-2 minutes. This allows WFD to have a fire truck out the door, on the way, within 4 minutes. To put that in perspective, City of Madison Fire Department, who is paid full-time and does staff 24-7, typically takes 2 minutes to respond out the door.