Annual Firefighters’ Dance October 13th, 2018

Dear Patron,

On behalf of the Officers and Firefighters of the Richland Center Fire Department, I cordially extend to you an invitation to our Annual Firefighters’ Dance to be held at the Phoenix Center located in Richland Center on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.  Our band this year will be the “Donnie Reyzek band” performing from 7:00-11:00 p.m.  As in the past, prizes will be awarded through a drawing using the enclosed ticket stubs in an effort to highlight fire prevention and safety.

The theme for the 2018 National Fire Prevention Week (October 7th –13th) is: ”Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”  Every residence should have properly installed and working smoke alarms on all levels.  Working smoke alarms give you and your family the time you need to evacuate a smoke-filled residence.  Every residence should also have and practice an evacuation plan. To be effective, every family member needs to know two ways out of their residence in the event of a fire.  Like fire drills in the schools, families need to practice using their home evacuation plan.

The Richland Center Fire Department is comprised of 45 firefighters providing 24 hour-a-day fire suppression, fire prevention and rescue services to 310 square miles of Richland County.  Established in 1870, the department has continued to do this for the past 148 years.

We have always been able to rely on your financial support to help provide the department with needed equipment.  Funds previously received were used this year to purchase a Bullex fire extinguisher training system, and an industrial washing machine along with a gear drier to properly wash and dry turnout gear. Our goal this year is the purchase a firefighting/rescue combination UTV skid unit, a training rescue mannequin, and continue to supplement our extrication equipment needs. As always, the RCFD members appreciate your continued financial support.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 13th, which is the department’s opportunity to extend our thanks for your financial assistance.  The return of the enclosed ticket stubs and tax-deductible contribution will show your support and enter you in our drawing for door prizes on Saturday evening. You need not be present to win. Online donations may be sent to the department at and those donors will also be entered in the door prize drawing.  Please join us for an enjoyable evening of music and dance.  Also, check out fire department events and like us on the RCFD Facebook Page and visit the RCFD website at:

Thank You,



Brian Jones, Chief
Richland Center Fire Department