Dane County emergency center set to relocate to Fitchburg

Dane County Public Safety Building

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Board approved the purchase for the former Fitchburg fire station to house Dane County’s emergency operations center.

According to a news release, the center is currently in the Public Safety Building, however the relocation was necessary because the building has been remodeled as part of the jail consolidation project. 

The Fitchburg property was purchased for $1.8 million, and the owner will retain .77 acres of the northern portion property’s for development. 

“This purchase will allow Dane County’s Emergency Management department to consolidate into one space putting all of the necessary equipment in arms reach,” said District 3’s County Board Chair Analiese Eicher.

The board also accepted a $10,000 Evjue Foundation grant for the Jail Literacy Link Project. The release said the grant will provide funding for the purchase of book vending machines for Public Safety Building visitation, City-County Building visitation and the Public Safety Building lobby.