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The Kenosha Fire Department serves the City of Kenosha through the delivery of Emergency Services. The Department is committed to serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of Kenosha by providing paramedic level medical care and advanced fire suppression techniques. The department also is equipped to handle hazardous material incidents, along with fire prevention education, fire inspections and fire investigations.

Kenosha firefighters continually advance their skills and knowledge through daily in-service training, college coursework, and specialized hands-on training.

Contact Info
  • Phone: 262.653.4100
  • Fax: 262.653.4107
  • Email:
  • Office: 4810-60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Hours: Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Department Leadership
Charles Leipzig Fire Cheif

Charles Leipzig
Fire Chief

To be eligible for the 2018-2019 recruitment to Kenosha Fire Department employment, applicants shall:

  • Be a minimum age of eighteen (18).
  • Have a high school graduate or equivalent, and must meet one of the following:
    • Actively National Registered or State of Wisconsin licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician with Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications; or
    • Associate's Degree in Fire Science, Fire Protection, Fire Medic or a related field from an accredited institution; or
    • Bachelor's Degree in any field of study from an accredited institution.
  • Have or ability to obtain a valid driver's license with a good driving record that meets City of Kenosha standards.
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Have no criminal convictions substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Be able to perform the essential duties of the job. 

Applications not currently being accepted.

 

 

 

 

As a result of funding from a HUD Section #108 loan, the Fire Department is able to build a new consolidated Fire Station that will occupy the former Bain School on the north-west corner of 52nd street and 22nd avenue.  This is an innovative initiative that will replace two aging stations that would require major overhaul or replacement.

A recent look at changing dynamic in the City's call volume has resulted in a change based on data presented to our administration.  When the new fire station is occupied, data based decisions will help redistribute resources to properly respond to emergencies in compliance with NFPA recommendations.

In the next few months, an architect will be hired and renderings and fire station design will take place.  The Bain School building will be removed prior to the end of this year. 

 

Some of the Bain School’s architectural influence and some items will be integrated into the building of the new fire station. A time capsule will be preserved and a head-stone from the original school will also be salvaged for display.

 

 

 

For City Wide Current Event please visit the Events Page.

OPEN BURNING ORDIANCE

The City of Kenosha does allow "Recreational Fires"

This is allowed under the following conditions:

  • Fire is contained in a commercially available fire pit/fireplace with a screen in place.
  • Clean and dry wood are used (no trash or yard waste).
  • Fire is used on a level, stable and non-combustable surface.
  • Fire is not within 15 feet of a combustable structure, house, garage fence, etc.
  • Wind speed is at 15 mph or less. Wind Speed
  • Fire is attended by a responsible adult with proper means of extinguishment.
  • Hours limited to 4:00pm until 10:00pm.  Propane fireplaces are not limited to this time restriction.
  • Air quality is deemed"good" or "moderate" by the Wisconsin DNR. For current DNR Air Quality, click here

Calls for Open Burning outside the conditions as stated above will result in a Municipal Citation of $188.00.

 

 

Below is a link to the ordinance

Please enjoy recreational fires safely and be a good neighbor.  If fires create smoke that is intrusive to your neighbors, it is deemed a "nuisance". In this event, we will ask that you extinguish the fire and issue you a warning.  A warning will mean that if the Fire Department a called for a similar call, you will issued a municiple citation.

 

 

 

BON FIRE PERMIT.

 

 

Click Here for Permit requirements :Bon Fire Permit

 

Lake Michigan is known to be the most dangerous of all the great lakes. It is referred to as an "inland sea". Weather changes in a moments notice and danger under currents make swimming very dangerous. Swimming from the north or south pier are illegal and dangerous as well. The ever moving tide as well as undercurrent that is prevelant in the harbor inlet, the marina inlet and the the pike river outlet are extremely dangerous and many have lost thier lives in these deadly waters.

Lake Michigan is beautiful and a 1st class body of water for swimming, fishing and other recreational sports. please respect the dangers inherent in this body of water.

 

To request information about a property or development as part of the Freedom of Information Act:  Send Email

Public Education Request

The Fire Prevention Bureau offers a variety of public fire safety education.  Some of the classes or programs are offered at school and some are offered throughout the community (See Safety Education under Fire Prevention for more details).

 

KUSD Fall Fire Safety Programs (School)                                                                                      

KUSD Spring Fire Safety Programs      

Fire Safey Presentations/Trainings                                                                                                        

Day Care Center Presentations                                                                                                     

Public Safety Presentations                                                                                                  

Engine/Sparky Presentations

Fire Safety Booth

Community Fire Training

Extinguisher Training

If you are interested in a pblic education request, please access one of our staff members or visit: Send Email

Provide these details when requesting an event

  • Time (start and end)
  • Date
  • Educational expectation
  • Audience (Adult/Children/Elderly)
  • Number of expected attendance
  • Contact name and phone number

A Public Education Coordinator will return your request for availibilty.

Demand and staffing may limit availibility for requests with less than a two week notice.

 

Station Tours: Allows organizations and community to visit fire stations and have a guided tour as well as a fire safety presentation.  Call your local Fire Station for a visit.

Station #2    8030 30th ave             262-925-3312

Station #3    2121 Roosevelt Rd      262-925-3313                                                                                    

Station #4    4810 60th street         262-925-3314                                                                                         

Station #5    2125 Washington Rd  262-925-3315                                                                               

Station #6    2615 14th Place         262-925-3316