Public Safety & Utilities

Madison Fire Department


To the citizens of Madison,

   I would like to thank everyone that helped us ( Madison Fire ) out with tree removal from many of the roadways. Special thanks to Rob & Ryan Emery and the other two that I didn’t get their names, that helped us out on Thurston Hill. Also SPECAIL THANK to Madison Fire Personal , Madison Highway and Madison Electric  that worked for many hours to get our road ways open and power restored.

Don French

Fire Chief

Madison Fire Department


Madison Fire is an active fire department averaging 250 calls a year. Up to 30 members serve two companies (Company 1 in Madison and Company 2  in East Madison)  All members are trained to Firefighter I Standards and many are trained as E.M.T.s.  As a volunteer-paid per call department, we have to rely heavily on mutual aid with Anson and Skowhegan to help cover local calls.

Chief Roger Lightbody retired June 30, 2014 after 25 years of service to the Madison FD.  For about a year Madison shared Chief Shawn Howard with Skowhegan.  As of July 1, 2016 former Deputy Chief Don French was appointed as Madison's Fire Chief and Deputy Chief Dan Bosworth helps with oversight of the East Madison Company 2.

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Madison Police

The Somerset County Sheriff's office provides over site for the Madison Division.  Four deputies, a dispatch/administrative position and a varied number of reserve officers operate out of the office located at 26 Weston Avenue in Madison.  

In case of an emergency, please dial 911.  For regular business you can contact the Madison Police Department at 696-5373 or at   


Police FAQs

How do I report a crime?

In order to report a crime in Madison you need to contact the police department at 696-5373 or via the Somerset Communications Center. The Somerset Communications ("Comm") Center can be reached via phone at 474-6386. This is the method used for most types of (non-emergency) calls, which require an officer to respond. Remember that the Madison Police Department only has jurisdiction in the Town of Madison and can only handle incidents that occurred within Madison’s limits. For incidents which have occurred outside of the Town of Madison, you need to speak with the agency having Jurisdiction in that area; if you're not sure who the appropriate agency is, the comm center can guide you to the correct agency.

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Child Passenger Safety

Child Safety SeatThe consequences of not having a child properly secured in an approved child safety restraint system can result in serious injury or death. In 2005 1,451 children ages 14 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes and approximately 203,000 were injured. (NHTSA 2006b)

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Anson-Madison Sanitary District

Anson-Madison Sanitary District serves a portion of the Town of Madison with wastewater treatment.

Anson-Madison Sanitary District

Dale Clark, Superintendent

Offices are located at 52 Main Street Suite 1 Madison, ME 04950

696-5211 Office

696-3246 Emergency/physical plant

Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Board of Directors from Madison:  Chuck Worster, Brock Hagopian (Chair), Michael Nelson, and Robert Hagopian. 

Representing Anson: Steve A. Everett, Raymond O. Moody, and .Randy Turner

Madison Electric Works

Madison Electric Works is a publicly owned utility that operates as a quasi-municipal department serving nearly 2,500 customers in Madison, Anson, Starks and Norridgewock.  Major business customers include Backyard Farms and manufacturing at the former Madison Paper site.  Incorporated in 1888, MEW's coverage area was established to enhance the manufacturing boom at the turn of the century near the river.  For this reason, MEW's service area ends near Blackwell Hill/Russell Road and Central Maine Power supplies energy to the eastern part of town. 

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Anson-Madison Water District

Oversight of the Madison village area’s drinking water is conducted by the Anson/Madison Water District. The AMWD serves 1,015 Madison customers with a distribution system consisting of near 90,000 feet of pipe and 115 hydrants. The district is governed by a publicly elected board of Trustees (four from Madison, three from Anson). For properties outside the district, drinking water is provided from private wells.  The current Madison Trustees are Dana Berry, Phil Curtis, Jack Ducharme and Chris Roy. 

For more than 20 years the district was staffed with local hires. In 2021, the AMWD Board of Directors contracted with Maine Rural Water to oversee the day-to-day operations of the district.  Calls to the local number (696-4221) will be forwarded to Maine Rural Water headquarters in Richmond, Maine. 

For questions about water service or quality please contact Kirsten Hebert, Executive Director of Maine Rural Water at 

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