Division 102 - Racine County WI
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Racine County Fire Chiefs Association

Today is Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Racine County Fire Chiefs Association consists of 12 fire departments in Racine County Wisconsin. Those departments include the City of Burlington, Town of Burlington, Caledonia, Kansasville, Racine, Raymond, Rochester, South Shore, Tichigan, Union Grove, Waterford, and Wind Lake. Associate members includes the Burlington Area Rescue Squad, the Racine Fire Bells, Racine County Emergency Management, Gateway Technical College and the Racine County Sheriffs Office. All together these fire departments represent over 300 career and volunteer fire fighters and EMT's in the county. We protect a population base of approximately 195,000 citizens in about 333.1 square miles of land with 21 inland lakes covering 6.12 miles.



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Annual conference


2017 Meeting Locations
Third Wednesday of the Month

January - Wind Lake Station 1

July - Raymond

August - Rochester

September - South Shore

October - Tichigan Station 1

November - GTC Hero Center
Joint Meeting with Kenosha County

December - Annual Joint RCFCA-Firebells Christmas Party

January 2018 - Union Grove

February 2018 - Waterford Station 2

March 2018 - Wind Lake Station 1

April 2018 - City of Burlington

May 2018 - Town of Burlington Sta 3

June 2018 - Caledonia Station 10

July 2018 - Kansasville

August 2018 - Racine Station 1


Monthly Meetings


Racine County Fair 2017 Schedule

Wednesday July 26th  
0800-1400 Tichigan
1200-1800 Burlington Rescue
1600-2200 Raymond
Thursday July 27th  
0800-1400 Kansasville
1200-1800 Racine
1600-2200 Waterford
Friday July 28th  
0800-1400 South Shore
1200-1800 Caledonia
1600-2200 City of Burlington
Saturday July 29th  
0800-1400 Wind Lake
1200-1800 Rochester
1600-2200 Tichigan
Sunday July 30th  
0800-1400 Raymond
1200-1800 Union Grove
1600-2200 Kansasville
Wednesday 1830 hrs - Tractor Pull/Combine Demo Derby - Tichigan  
Friday 1800 hrs - Truck and Tractor Pull - Wind Lake  
Sunday 1400 hrs - Demo Derby - Rochester  
Sunday - Demo Derby Rescue Squad - Tichigan  
Sunday 1800 hrs - Demo Derby - Town of Burlington  
Updated - 07/10/2017 - Email  
Racine County Fair


2016 RCFCA Officers

President - Chief Alan Babe - City of Burlington

Immediate Past President - Chief Scott Remer - Kansasville

Secretary - Chief Robert Stedman

Treasurer - Chief Richard Roeder

MABAS Division 102 President - Chief Scott Remer

RCFCA Officers


by Tim Stein


Fire Department Web Sites

City of Burlington  Chief Alan Babe
Town of Burlington  Chief Ed Umnus
Caledonia  Chief Richard Roeder
Kansasville  Chief Scott Remer
South Shore (Mt Pleasant)  Chief Robert Stedman
Racine  Chief Steve Hansen
Raymond  Chief Adam Smith
Rochester  Chief Wally Henning
Tichigan  Chief Dave Wagner
Union Grove  Chief Tom Czerniak
Waterford  Chief Rick Mueller
Wind Lake  Chief Rob Robbins
Burlington Rescue  Captain Brian Zwiebel
Racine Fire Bells Rehab  President Scott Tangerstrom
Racine County Sheriffs Office  Sheriff Christopher Schmaling
Fire Dept Websites
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RCFCA Bylaws


Ready Racine (RCOEM)


2016 Upcoming Calendar of Events

Upcoming Calendar of Events


What else do we do in addition to fighting fires and responding for Emergency Medical Service calls ...

Fire Investigation Task Force

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The Racine County Fire Investigation Task Force was started in November of 1980 just prior to the Tasters Choice restaurant fire which left two Racine Fire Fighters dead. The goal of the Task Force was to reduce incendary fires throughout the area by way of intense training, and cooperation between Fire, Police, Sheriff, and State Officials. Today the team has evolved to the Racine County Fire Investigation Task Force and is highly trained, and skilled at their job. The Task Force is available to any agency requesting assistance in determining the origin and cause of any fire.

Racine County Water Rescue/Dive Team

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The Racine County Water Rescue Team was formed in 2005 and consists of Rescue Divers from Racine County Fire and Sheriff's Department. The team has over 30 highly trained individuals capable of responding on a moment's notice to any water related emergency in the area. Dive Team members carry pagers for rapid notification, and response. Equipped with inflatable boats, and several equipment trucks these rescue divers can be in the water within minutes of notification. Currently divers from RCSD, Racine Fire, South Shore Fire, Mt Pleasant PD, Union Grove Fire, T/Burlington Fire, Tichigan Fire, and Wind Lake Fire participate.

Fire Service Training

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Member fire departments periodically do live fire training in buildings which are scheduled to be demolished in Racine County. After normal hazards are removed, the buildings allow fire fighters to practice and hone their skills at suppressing fire, and escaping from a multitude of entrapment situations. The buildings also allow fire fighters to practice critical rescue skills under adverse, but controlled situations. Got a building? Let us know !

Technical Rescue Training

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Many fire departments are involved in various forms of Technical Rescue. Technical Rescue includes structural collapse rescue, confined space rescue, high and low angle rope rescue, and tactical emergency medical services!

Fire Prevention and Education

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The Racine County Fire Chiefs foster Fire Prevention and Education programs through cooperative efforts of the Chiefs and various departments. Annual Fire Prevention programs include the bulk purchase of Fire Prevention materials at a reduced cost, and the distribution of appropriate learning tools. Our goal to reach out to kids, and kids at heart with tips and tricks on being fire safe in your home and work environment. PROJECT SAFE provides smoke detectors to folks who do not have the resources to acquire those life saving devices on their own.

What is MABAS - Mutual Aid Box Alarm System

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Mutual Aid Box Alarm System - Simply put, neighboring fire departments helping other fire departments in their time of need. MABAS does this through the use of a standardized Mutual Aid agreement as opposed to many, separate agreements. MABAS also strongly supports structured Alarm Running Cards to pre-plan an appropriate response to a stricken community or fire department. MABAS is an intermediate and long term response to emergencies as it takes time to mobilize fire and rescue companies to a stricken community. MABAS does not help a fire department with the initial response or for the first 30 minutes or so of a working fire where most life safety rescues occur. MABAS WI Website

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Racine County Fire Chiefs Association (RCFCA)