On February 24, 2017, the Village of Somers Board of Trustees approved, on the recommendation of Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson, the donation of a Somers 2002 ambulance to the Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue, a non-profit organization. The 2002 ambulance was donated after the Fire & Rescue Department received its new 4-wheel drive ambulance in February.


“We are very pleased to donate our Somers ambulance to Scout Leaders. They provide a valuable, much needed service in our community”, said Chief Wilkinson.  “Scout Leaders are a backup for all Kenosha County emergency medical service (EMS) agencies through MABAS (Mutual Air Box Alarm System) and they are an integral part of the Kenosha County Dive Team.”


Scout Leaders Rescue’s mission is to “provide first aid service to local area functions that draw large crowds where medical emergencies might occur; to provide rescue and recovery at water related incidents; to provide mutual aid rescue services to other affected agencies” as stated on their website.  They depend heavily on donations from the Kenosha County communities they serve.  Click here to visit their website and learn more.



Village Donates Ambulance to Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue, a non-profit organization
“Handing Over the Keys Ceremony” March 14, 2017

Left to Right: Village Trustee Carl Ostby; Joe Cardinali; Dave Geertsen; Al Brokmeier, George Stoner (President); Jack Aupperle; Fire & Rescue Chief Carson Wilkinson; Scout Leaders Rescue Chief Bruce Motallo and Assistant Chief Mark Lewno”

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson March 14, 2017)



Village of Somers donated 2002 rescue squad to Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue

Left to Right:  Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Assistant Chief Mark Lewno; Chief Bruce Motallo; and Somers Fire & Rescue Chief Carson Wilkinson

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)



Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Assistant Chief Mark Lewno drives home the new donated rescue squad on March 14, 2017
(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)