Fall 2021 Gun Raffle

 

Kansasville Fire & Rescue Association

15 GUN RAFFLE

Sunday, September 12, 2021 — Doors Open at 4PM

Sunday, September 12,2021

Tickets available at Roger Palmen Chevrolet, Union Grove Lumber, TinCAN, Chico’s, Baggers and Reineman’s True-Value Hardware or from any Kansasville Fire & Rescue Member

Doors open at 4PM.  Walk-Around Raffles start at 5PM.

Main Raffle begins at 6PM at TinCAN Roadhouse 20715 Durand Ave. Union Grove, WI

Need not be present to win items on Main Raffle. Background checks conducted on-site.

Please call (262) 886-6688 with any questions.

2021 Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day

Join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day

Sunday July 11th from 7:00 am until Noon.
Fire and EMS Demonstrations
Motorcycle Safety Display
Fire Trucks on Display
Kids Activities
Bounce House
Flight for Life
and of course a Pancake Breakfast!
23730 Durand Ave Kansasville WI

50 Emergency Responders to train on Grain Bin Rescue

 

Kansasville, Wisconsin, March 10, 2021 – On Saturday, March 13th, Kansasville Fire & Rescue Department (KFRD) along with several community stakeholders are providing Grain Bin Rescue training designed to heighten awareness to the dangers of grain bins. As farming is ramping up and will soon be full speed ahead as Southeast Wisconsin is firmly coming into springtime, many area farmers are cleaning out grain bins or sending stored grain to market. Along with that, it is a great time to highlight the importance of safety measures to prevent grain bin accidents and prepare emergency responders for rescue operations in life-threatening situations.

“Approximately 50 emergency responders from multiple area Fire Departments and Special Rescue Teams (SRT) from Racine and Kenosha Counties along with area farmers and other personnel will be participating in this exciting event to help save lives through the application of safety and rescue techniques learned, while minimizing risk to emergency responders”, said Matthew Callies, KFRD Assistant Chief.

According to KFRD Firefighter Justin Ehrhart, “We’re working to increase awareness of the dangers of flowing grain and become more proficient in the use of our equipment and the tactics necessary to safely rescue a trapped person”.

Saturday’s training will include classroom lecture, demonstration, and hands-on application of skills to practice life-saving tactics and techniques that will be relied upon in emergency rescue operations.

According to researchers at Purdue University, over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported in the U.S., with a fatality rate of 62%. In 2019, there were 38 documented grain entrapment cases, representing a 26.7% increase over 2018.

Grain Bin Dangers 

According to KFRD Lieutenant Adam Bower, there are various inherent dangers to consider in a Grain Bin emergency:

Pressure 

One foot of grain over an individual provides about 300 pounds of pressure. With two feet or more of grain around the body, it is extremely difficult to pull yourself out without assistance.

Dangerous Gases 

Grain bins are confined spaces and there is often organic material stored inside that can produce dangerous gases including carbon dioxide, nitric oxide in high concentrations and other toxic gases caused by rotting or infected grains. Also, fumigants used to treat grain bin pests can be the source of dangerous toxins in a bin.

Mechanical Hazards 

Another cause of injury can be the mechanical equipment within grain storage structures, such as augers and conveyors that present serious entanglement and amputation hazards. Workers can easily get their limbs caught in improperly guarded moving parts that can result in mangling, accidental amputation and in some cases death.

 

Lieutenant Bower also offers these tips on what those working around Grain Bins can do to help avoid a life-threatening situation:

  • Never enter a bin while unloading grain because flowing grain can pull you in and bury you within seconds.
  • Grain kernels may stick together, forming a crust or bridge that isn’t strong enough to support a person’s weight after the grain below it is removed. Don’t try to break a grain bridge or blockage loose from inside the bin.
  • Try to break up a vertical wall of grain from the top of the bin, not the bottom, because the grain can collapse and bury you.

This training initiative was made possible by the sponsorships from: Racine County Farm Bureau, Kenosha County Farm Bureau, Rural Mutual Insurance Company., The DeLong Company, Inc., Compeer Financial; Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Performance Planting and Community State Bank. “Without the unwavering support of these generous community partners, this training would not have been provided. We’re grateful for their commitment to improving safety for those in the ag community. We’d also like to thank Ehrhart Farms for hosting this outstanding event”, said Chief Ronald Molnar, KFRD.

30 Emergency Responders train on Ice Rescue

30 Emergency Responders train on Ice Rescue

The Kansasville Fire & Rescue Department (KFRD) is hosting this valuable training which was made possible by a sponsorship from Educators Credit Union, to better prepare personnel and provide the training necessary to affect a rescue in a true emergency.

 

“With temperatures on the rise over the past several days, area lakes that were frozen last week are now starting to thaw, this can be very dangerous to anyone out on area lakes”, said KFRD Assistant Chief Matt Callies.

Ice Rescue calls are what many refer to as, “low frequency/high risk” situations. Firefighter/EMT Ryan Hoover explained it like this: “Obviously people aren’t falling through the ice all the time, but it’s something that when it does happen, we have to be ready and able to respond quickly. Being able to go out there and train, to get our gumby suits on and go out on the ice and go through the various scenarios of rescuing somebody is critical to what we do. It makes us better; it makes our citizens safer. This training will help prepare us to respond to those “high risk” rescues. It’s what we do.”

“The evolutions we’ll be going through are scenarios of situations we could actually be responding to, and we’ll be responding as if we were responding to an actual call for emergency services,” said KFRD Chief Ron Molnar.

Kansasville Fire & Rescue, along with emergency responders across the area, reminds residents to take these safety precautions when outdoors this winter:

Pay close attention to changing ice conditions. Stay off thin ice.
Wear appropriate outdoor clothing; layers of light, warm clothing, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots.
Be aware of the wind chill factor and work slowly during outdoor chores.
Take a “buddy” and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation, especially when going out onto the ice.
Carry a cell phone or other means of communication.

2020 Gun Raffle

2020 Gun Raffle

A huge thank you to all who participated in the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Association Gun Raffle.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Listed below are the winners of the raffle. 

Fire Prevention Week

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Kansasville Fire & Rescue Department reminds residents:

“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™

October 5, 2020 – The Kanasaville Fire & Rescue Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about  simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

“We know cooking fires can be prevented,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice-president of outreach and advocacy. “Staying in the kitchen, using a timer, and avoiding distractions such as electronics or TV are steps everyone can take to keep families safe in their homes.”

The Kansasville Fire & Rescue Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme.

Kansasville Fire & Rescue wants to share safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
  • You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
  • Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

 

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.

 

 

MDA Fill The Boot

MDA Fill The Boot

For more than sixty years, fire fighters have been Filling the Boot on street corners – raising money to help MDA fight back. Now we are asking you to help us Fill the Boot online.

Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other life-threatening diseases that take away their most basic freedoms – like walking, talking, eating, hugging, and ultimately life itself.

The money we raise will help children and adults in our community, and will also help support innovative research to change the future for people with neuromuscular disease.

Please make a donation. Thank you!

Drive In Movie Night

Friday, August 7th 2020

At The Kansasville Fire Station

Gates open at 7:30 pm, movie starts at 9:00 pm

Suggested donation $20 per car

Limited Capacity

Concessions available
50/50 raffle
Axe Throwing