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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.

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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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Members

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

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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Even in a suburbanized neighborhood like Blue Township, we have wildfires! Many of our neighborhoods that back up to unkept foliage are what we consider to be Wildland Urban Interface zones. These areas with residential development are very well known to our department and is something we evaluate on every wildland fire call we run. The best way to ensure your property is protected is to ensure all tall grasses and brush are cut back from around your home. A wind driven fire can easily become an immediate threat to any structure without adequate space between brush and the building. Stay tuned this week for more wildfire safety tips all throughout wildfire awareness week! ... See MoreSee Less

It's Wildfire Awareness Week! Throughout this year’s #WildfireAwarenessWeek, the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council will remind Kansans of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them. Look for the hashtag #WildfireKS on social media, and like and follow the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council on Twitter (@WildfireKS). Every Kansan should take this Wildfire Awareness Week as an opportunity to consider ways they can prevent dangerous wildfires! Kansas State Fire Marshal Office Kansas Fire Marshal

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The combination of very dry fuels, low relative humidity and southwest winds of 5 to 20 mph will produce very high fire danger today across the area. Burning is Not recommended. Spring-like temperatures in the low to mid 70's are expected today.

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First Red Flag Warning of the year today! This means NO BURNING! This comes at a perfect time as last night, our firefighters spent the evening training on wildland firefighting! We are ready for wildfire season! ... See MoreSee Less

Much above normal temperatures will be the rule through into early next week. Humidity levels will be rather low this afternoon and create dangerous wildfire conditions. Humidity levels will increase Friday into the weekend, but still be low enough Friday for somewhat elevated wildfire conditions. Rain chances enter the forecast Sunday night and Monday. (Please visit weather.gov/top for more information.)

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