Kansasville Fire and Rescue Association Raffle

Kansasville Fire & Rescue Association 15GUN RAFFLE

Sunday, August 6, 2023 Doors Open at 4PM

The Kansasville Fire & Rescue Association is conducting this event to help acquire additional
equipment to enhance KFRD efforts to provide the best services possible to those in need.

Tickets available at TinCAN Roadhouse, Reinemans TrueValue Hardware (Burlington), Klema Feeds (Franksville), or from any Kansasville Fire & Rescue Member.
Doors open at 4PM. WalkAround 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 onsite.

Please call (262) 8866688 with any questions.

2023 Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day

2023 Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day

Join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day

Sunday July 9th from 7:00 am until Noon.
Fire and EMS Demonstrations

Fire Trucks on Display
Kids Activities
and of course a Pancake Breakfast!
23730 Durand Ave Kansasville WI

Blood Drive Saturday March 25th

Burlington Back 40 4H / Kansasville Fire and Rescue Blood Drive

Give blood, get Noodles! Receive a coupon for a buy one, get one entree from Noodles & Company, while supplies last.
Appointments Preferred.
Call 877-232-4376 or visit http://bit.ly/bbkfr325 to secure your spot, walk-ins welcome.

Community Life Saving Classes

We have added 2 classes that may help you SAVE A LIFE. Join us for our CPR and Stop the Bleed trainings that we are holding in August. The classes are free and open to the public. Use the links or QR code to register.  Class sizes are limited and offered on a first come basis so register early.

Click HERE to register for the CPR class.

Click HERE to register for the Stop The Bleed class.

Fall 2021 Gun Raffle


Kansasville Fire & Rescue Association


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:


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.