Welcome to the website of your volunteer Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department! Comprised of your talented and dedicated, male and female neighbors who have received training in firefighting and emergency medical services. As professionals, though volunteer, we are willing to respond 24/7 to your 911 requests and provide you with the best fire protection and specific emergency care we can, whenever you might need it in the event of an emergency.
We are committed to providing prompt and professional firefighting, fire prevention and EMS services for life threatening situations to our residents, businesses and visitors in the Village of Union Grove and the Town of Yorkville.
We hope that this website can provide you with accurate, up to date information about our organization, its members, what we do and some important information you might need related to our services. Enjoy what you see but, please be sure to call if you need something not answered here, if you have any suggestions and even if you have a concern.
Tom Czerniak, Department Chief
Currently the Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department responds to an area of approximately 36 square miles consisting mostly of suburban and rural districts. UGYFD covers north to Two Mile Road, south to Hwy KR, east to Interstate 94 north and south bound, and west to Raynor Avenue.
One station, located at 700 Main Street, Union Grove, covers this area with Engines 322 and 324, Tower Ladder 351, Heavy Rescue 332, Tanker 323, Ambulances 333, 334 and 335, Command 343 and Safety Vehicle 344.
The Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Commission is the governing body for the Fire Department. The Fire Commission consists of three representatives each from the Village of Union Grove and the Town of Yorkville and one elected member of the Department. Regular meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Grove Municipal Center, 925 15th Avenue, Union Grove. These meetings are open to the public.
Our members proudly serve this all-volunteer paid per call organization. Members receive minimal compensation for responses, training, and education.
The Union Grove – Yorkville, Kansasville and Raymond Fire Departments provide automatic mutual aid for any structure fire response within each other’s jurisdiction. To that end, we have gone so far as to jointly purchase with Kansasville Fire Department, Tower Ladder 351 and share in its use and the expenses of.
The Union Grove – Yorkville and Raymond Fire Departments provide automatic mutual aid for any motor vehicle accident on Interstate 94 between mile marker 329.0 and 333.0.
In 2002, Racine County joined the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This box alarm system allows fire departments, including UGYFD, to easily call for support in the event of major emergencies or disasters. Predetermined equipment and/or personnel will be received or provided when called for assistance.