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.
To be eligible for the 2019-2020 recruitment to Kenosha Fire Department employment, applicants shall:
Look for recruitment information for the Kenosha Fire Department in April of 2019
Gateway Technical College will be osting a recruitment event 10/20/2019. There will be seveal area Fire Departments from Kenosha, Racine and Walworth county represented. Click on the link below to learn more.
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.
An Architect has been hired to help with the design phase. The Bain School has been raised and the site preparations are underway. The new Fire Station will be Fire Station #1 as reminiscent of the original Fire Station that did occupy City Hall at one time.
This Fire Station will be integral in the overall response disposition of the growth of the community and it will take a major call load of the central city district.
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.
Ground-breaking is planned for late summer of this year!
For City Wide Current Event please visit the Events Page.
OPEN BURNING ORDINANCE
The City of Kenosha does allow "Recreational Fires"
This is allowed under the following conditions:
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 municipal citation.
-Sky Lanterns are forbidden within the City limits
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 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
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.
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.
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
Fire Safety Booth
Community Fire Training
If you are interested in a public education request, please access one of our staff members or visit: Send Email
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