Racine Fire Department Services
The Racine Fire Department provides a variety of services to its community:
Emergency Medical Services
In 1998, the Fire Department put into service its first Paramedic level rescue squad. There are now three front line Paramedic rescue squads serving Racine. Upgrading our ambulance service to the Paramedic level allows us to provide an array of advanced life support interventions prior to transporting patients to local Emergency Rooms.
The best way to minimize fire loss is to prevent fire from ever beginning. The fire department goes out into the community, providing information to help prevent dangerous situations and knowledge on handling emergency situations, increasing the likelihood of saving lives. The Fire Department provides fire inspections, Pre-school and Grade school education programs, and the fire safety house programs. Project Safe, our smoke detector program, is also coordinated through our Fire Prevention Bureau.
The oldest and original purpose to the fire department. Although the role of the Fire Department has expanded considerably over the last 168 years, fire suppression remains at the core of our mission. Modern equipment and extensive training keeps the fire Department ready to handle fire emergencies in the City of Racine, Village of Wind Point, Village of North Bay, and the Village of Elmwood Park.
The Fire Department has teams of personnel and a wide range of equipment to handle a variety of special rescue situations.