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OUR MISSION - We are committed to protecting life, property and the environment in our community by providing community outreach and prevention, rapid and professional fire suppression, medical and rescue services, and response to related emergencies. Our mission is accomplished by professionally trained personnel, through teamwork and innovation, utilizing the personnel and resources provided by our community.

OUR VISION - With pride in the past and growing to meet the needs of the future, we will strive to provide the best possible emergency and preventative services to our community.



In the 1960’s, most rural areas of Kansas had no organized fire protection, and Blue Township was no different.  One night in 1966, a fire broke out in the K-Hill Engine Service shop on east Highway 24. Owners John and Wilma Brooks got a call from neighbors that it was on fire, and began frantically making phone calls to get help.  There was no “911” in those days, so…

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All of our members are volunteers, and all have obligations and commitments outside the fire department. At the same time, we take our commitment to our community very seriously, and recognize we cannot fulfill that commitment if we are not…

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Blue Township professionally maintains six Fire/Rescue apparatus. Our apparatus are used in a variety of emergency situations from structural fire suppression, wildland fire suppression, motor vehicle crashes, rescues and medical emergencies.



Training is a major focus of our department. Just as the best athlete cannot function well if they do not routinely train, both individually and with the rest of their team, we provide frequent opportunities for all of our members to…

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7 days ago

Blue Township Fire Department

Just before 4am last night, BTFD crews extinguished an improper camp fire that someone had lit inside the base of a big, beautiful oak tree, causing it to burn through and fall in an occupied campsite at Pottawatomie County State Lake #2. The tree narrowly missed an unsuspecting sleeping camper and their vehicle and thankfully, there were no injuries. Our crews cut the tree into chunks to separate the burning pieces from unburned wood and extinguished the fire. (Before any of you comedians ask, no a cat was not stuck at the top of this tree 🙂) ... See MoreSee Less

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Only 1 week until this will be our view! Our volunteer firefighters and EMTs will be continuously staffing the event from Wednesday evening through Sunday morning. If you'll be out at Country Stampede, give us a like and follow us on Twitter (@BTFD5) for safety-related messages! We provide fire, rescue, and EMS first response services in the campground and throughout the festival along with our friends Riley County EMS. ... See MoreSee Less

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Blue Township and surrounding areas in both Pottawatomie and Riley counties until 10:30 this evening #KSWX #BeWeatherAware ... See MoreSee Less

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