19 fire departments to support MFD during memorial for firefighter who died during Ironman triathlon

Nineteen fire departments will be assisting during the memorial service for a Madison firefighter who died during the swimming portion of the Ironman triathlon last weekend.

Todd Mahoney, 38, was an apparatus engineer with the Madison Fire Department. He died during the swimming portion of the triathlon, which is 1.2 miles long. Officials said he was found unresponsive in Lake Monona Sunday and died in a local hospital two days later.

There will be a memorial service held for Mahoney in Madison on Sunday. Cynthia Schuster, spokesperson for MFD, said the department is grateful to get support from area first responders so they can attend the event.

Appleton Fire Department will be staffing Madison Fire Station 1, which is where Mahoney most recently served. Schuster said this is a thank you to MFD for its help while covering the funeral of Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard last month.

The following departments will be serving in Madison on Sunday while members of the Madison Fire Department attend the memorial service:

Appleton FD
Brookfield FD
Fond du Lac FD
Racine FD
Kenosha FD
Fitchburg FD
La Crosse FD
Green Bay FD
Sun Prairie EMS
Milwaukee FD
Janesville FD
Wausau FD
South Milwaukee FD
North Shore FD
Oshkosh FD
Greenfield FD
Middleton EMS
Fitch-Rona EMS
Monona EMS

The EMS agencies will be staffing ambulances, while the fire departments will staff engine and ladder companies.

To read Mahoney’s full obituary, click here.

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