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Burn Responsibly.  The recent dry weather has made grass and foliage more apt to burn.  Please review our rules for recreational fires.

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 2021 recruitment to Kenosha Fire Department employment, applicants shall:

  • Be a minimum age of eighteen (18).
  • Be 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, or be able 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 Firefighter/EMT. 

The Kenosha Fire Department is currently not accepting application for Firefighter.  Please look for this in April of 2020

Joint Services of Kenosha County is currently accepting applications for 911 Telecommunicator.  Please click on the link below.

911 Telecommunicator

City of Kenosha Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Plese click the link below.

Police Officer







As a result of funding from a HUD Section #108 loan, the Fire Department proudly announces the opening of 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 replaced two aging stations that would require major overhaul or replacement.

Some of the Bain School’s architectural influence and items have been  integrated into the building of the new fire station. The corner stone, cap stone and entry lentils have been used on the exterior entrance.  Some of the original items from the existing two fire stations have been integrated into the new fire station as well.  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.


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-combustible surface.
  • Fire is not within 15 feet of a combustible 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 $187.00.



Below is a link to the ordinance

Please enjoy recreational fires safely and be a respectful 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 municipal citation.

 -Sky Lanterns are forbidden within the City limits




Click Here for Permit requirements : Bon Fire Permit



 "Drowning is Preventable"


Life rink Kiosks have been placed on the Light house Pier, the South Pier and both sides of the Pike River exit.  Please avoid the need for these by staying clear of swimming in these areas.  There is a fine for tampering with these life saving devices.


Click Here to view Drowning is Preventable


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 prevalent in the harbor inlet, the marina inlet and the the pike river outlet are extremely dangerous and many have lost their 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.

Click below for Current Beach Conditions

Current Beach Conditions

Rip Tides occur during increased surf and wave heights.  This also occurs when another body of water enters the lake.  There are areas in Lake Michigan this does happen.  Most dangerous is where the Pike River drains into Lake Michigan.  This is historically a dangerous place to swim.  This area is very unpredictable.  The waves and amount of water that drain into the lake can create a drastic and dangerous under-tow that will convey a swimmer off-shore in a very short time.  Swiming in, or near this area is not advised.

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project

Water Safety- Around 1000 children lose their lives each year in open water accidents in United States each year.  Most of these are during the summer months.  Please use the website below to educate yourself and family on the dangers involved with open water and a check list of items to consider as you and your family enjoy the open water season.

Children Water Safety

Kenosha County Emergency Plan

Are you properly insured?

Most home-owners insurance policies cover fire and content loss to $300,000.  You may exceed this if you have a fire that causes damage to a neighbor's property.  Please review your policy.


Fire loss to the physical property cover the owner's property.  Renter's items are not insured by the owner's insurance.  If you rent, you will need your own policy to cover any losses to your items.  Frequently renters will ask "Are my belongings covered".  Unless the renter has an insurance policy, renters items are NOT covered.  Typical renter's insurance premiums range from $150-300 for a typical 3 bedroom apartment with belongings.  If you rent, please review you insurance needs to avoid undue hardship after a fire.



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 Safety Presentations/Training's                                                                                                        

Day Care Center Presentations                                                                                                     

Public Safety Presentations                                                                                                  

Engine/Sparky Presentations

Fire Safety Booth

Community Fire Training

Extinguisher Training

If you are interested in a public 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 availability.

Demand and staffing may limit availability 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