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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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Have a brush pile waiting to be burned after continuous high fire danger days leading right into winter weather? Today & the next couple of days look VERY favorable. Low wind, snow melt, low Haines Index. Burn now with snow on the ground to prevent wildfires from occuring later in the spring! As always, make space around your burn pile & don't leave your burn unattended! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well, the wait and anticipation is over!!! We are very excited to announce that after years of hard work and planning by our department, we have signed a contract with Toyne Fire Apparatus out of Breda, Iowa and Weis Fire & Safety Equipment Company, Inc. to build a new 2018 Custom Cab Spartan/Toyne Rescue-Pumper. This apparatus will be designated as the new "Rescue 1" out of Station 1 off of Highway 24, serving the very rapidly growing community in Southern Blue Township, just East of the City of Manhattan. This Rescue-Pumper carries 6 firefighters, 1,000 gallons of water, and provides a much-needed considerable increase in compartment space for current rescue, medical, and firefighting equipment as well as planned future additions to our compliment of Rescue Equipment to best serve the citizens of Blue Township.

The addition of an EMS compartment in the cab also will allow for firefighters seated in the back to readily access and ready equipment and gas monitors while en route to a call. Its increase in emergency and scene lighting will allow for increased safety for our firefighters and motorists while working on the highway. This apparatus will be first-due for all Medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Rescue calls, and Hazardous Materials/Gas calls. Due to it's multifunctional capabilities, it will also serve as a second-due engine company behind Engine 1 for any fire related calls in the south district.

This purchase will also allow for us to move the current Rescue 1 up to be the new Rescue 2 off of Dyer Rd near Tuttle Creek State Park. Its smaller wheelbase and build are much more suitable for the smaller roads and rural driveways in the northern part of our district, increasing the quality of service through increased capabilities to those residents as well. This also helps us take one step closer to meeting our long-range department planning committee's goal of reducing the average age of our department's fleet.

We very much so look forward to working closely with Weis and Toyne on our new Rescue 1 and are eager for its anticipated delivery in late 2018. This apparatus will undoubtedly help our amazing Volunteers do what they do best, which is keeping the citizens of Blue Township safe, while also ensuring the safety of our dedicated volunteer firefighters and EMTs while out on the road. We will of course post updates as the process continues! The attached photos below are preliminary drawings of the new Rescue 1 provided to us by Weis and Toyne!
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