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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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At 4:40 AM, Rescue 1 responded to the Tuttle Creek Dam for a report of a 1 vehicle rollover. On scene, crews found a pickup truck had flipped over the guard rail and had tumbled down the southern side of the dam, rolling numerous times. Luckily, the driver escaped with minor bumps and scratches. A good reminder to always wear your seatbelt! All of our crews are back in Station continuing to staff St. 1 throughout this storm. Please take it slow, it's getting slick out there! ... See MoreSee Less

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While only some patchy freezing drizzle/rain has developed across the outlook area tonight, more widespread icing impacts are expected through the day on Sunday, in which most locations should receive around 0.25" of ice, with higher amounts of 0.50" to 1.0" possible across portions of central KS. While this freezing rain will eventually transition to rain from south to north Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, the exact timing of this transition will certainly have an impact on the total ice accumulations. These expected ice accumulations will result in extremely treacherous driving conditions, so we strongly urge people to avoid traveling. Power outages will also be possible, so make sure you are prepared at home in case you lose power! (Please visit weather.gov/top for more information.)

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As many of you have heard by now, we are under an Ice Storm Warning throughout this weekend! As Winter Storm Jupiter closes in on our area, we have 5 reminders and tips to help you and your family be prepared and safe. Tip #1: In the event of a power outage, please do not run a generator anywhere indoors (garages included). The generator's exhaust emits Carbon Monoxide which can quickly overwhelm anyone in its vicinity. Also ensure you have enough adequate gas to run your generator. Tip #2: if your home loses heat, do not burn anything for warmth unless it is either in a fireplace designed for wood burning use, or a candle away from any combustible materials for light. Tip #3: In the event of a power outage, refrain from opening exterior doors unless absolutely necessary. This is the fastest way to lose heat in your home. Tip #4: Please check on your elderly neighbors or family members who may live alone or do not have a cell phone. We as a community must look out for one another! (reminder to also fully charge your cell phones). Tip #5: If you come across a downed power line either across a road or in your yard, DO NOT GO NEAR IT. Do not attempt to drive over it with your car either, this isn't a time to play Mission Impossible, it will not end well for you. Assume all downed wires are live. Just because it is not sparking does not mean it is not energized. Call 911 immediately or Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Line for any non emergency situations that arise out of the storm (785)-457-3481. Our dedicated volunteers will be STAFFING Station 1 Tomorrow, 3503 Scottie Lane, through the duration of the storm, ready to respond to any emergency that arises in Blue Township. Please be safe and only travel if absolutely necessary. We will be here through it all to assist in any way possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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