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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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Blue Township Fire Department

3503 Scottie Lane

Manhattan, Kansas 66502

(785) 776-3182



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A beautiful Sunday afternoon getting some new drivers through their Emergency Vehicle Operations. Great job everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Blue Township Fire Department

With temps dropping and precipitation falling, make sure you are ready for the cold. Being wet increases your risk of hypothermia. Keep hypothermia at bay by keeping things like warm clothes and a blanket in your car. Blue Township trained in the cold last night learning how to dry off and package a cold wet patient, safely getting them out of the cold. Burrito wrap anyone? ... See MoreSee Less

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As a volunteer company, Blue Township Fire Department is made up of hard working individuals that come together to serve their community. Come serve with us!

Member Spotlight

Ryan Lovig-AEMT/Firefighter II, from Paola, KS, can be found most days working at the Heart and Vascular Clinics or trimming trees with Two Big Feet Tree Service. When he’s not working, Ryan is most likely out exploring Kansas with his plus one, Jen, eating BBQ and watching baseball. Ryan has been an EMT since 2004.

Member since 2007

Thank you for your service Ryan!
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