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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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Shortly after 8am yesterday morning, Blue Township Fire and Pottawatomie County RFD 1/ St George Station #10 were dispatched to 5770 Lake Elbo Road for a report of a house fire. The caller reported waking up to the smell of smoke in the house. Blue Township Engine 1, Fire Chief Stamey, and Riley County EMS were the first units on scene with smoke showing from the eaves of a 2 story limestone house with a large add-on to the rear. The crew on Engine 1 made a quick and aggressive attack up to the 2nd floor where they were met with light smoke conditions. Upon pulling ceiling on the 2nd floor, they discovered a fire in the attic space which quickly self vented through the roof. Our two firefighters fought the rapidly growing fire conditions, preventing the fire from spreading to other areas of the house until they were relieved by the next due engine crew from Wamego. A 2nd alarm was requested with the addition of Manhattan Fire Department, City of Wamego Fire Department, Westmoreland Fire, and Louisville Fire. Many thanks go out to these departments as we could not have done it alone. We are happy to report that there were no injuries from this incident and many valuable family antiques and pictures were salvaged and saved from damage. Many thanks as well to The Red Cross who were quickly on scene to assist the residents in any way possible. A unique obstacle encountered with this fire was the lack of fire hydrants. Our mutual aid agencies did an excellent job of setting up a water shuttle, ensuring a constant supply of water. Thank you again to all agencies involved and a fantastic stop with aggressive firefighting. The cause of this fire is still undetermined at this time. ...

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We are incredibly proud of our former Fire Chief, Eric Ward. As many of you remember, Eric retired from Blue Township Fire in July of 2015 and continues to manage the State's excess property to be passed on to smaller, rural fire departments or any department in need. Blue Township has benefited many times from this great program to gain miscellaneous, much needed equipment in the past at NO COST to the citizens of Blue Township. Great job, Eric! What a great K-State program to benefit Kansans everywhere! ...

With price tags of $500,000 or more, rural fire departments in Kansas often can't afford new fire trucks. Thanks to a K-State program, used trucks and equipment are refurbished and distributed to qualifying fire departments at no charge. Learn more at bit.ly/2ggVjBL.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, if you're frying your bird, take extra care to ensure it is well thawed and away from your home. Also, do not leave any stove top items unattended! We really don't feel like coming over for dinner today, nothing personal 😀 wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are certainly thankful for our incredible volunteers that stand ready to leave their own families and celebrations at a moment's notice to serve our community, just like any other day of the year! ...

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