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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.

Department

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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

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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

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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Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of the Hoyt Fire Department today following the tragic loss of one of their own in the line of duty yesterday. Godspeed ...

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A couple of call updates over the past 24 hours:

Last night, just before 8 PM, Blue Township Fire was dispatched to the area of the Blue River Railroad Bridge just south of Highway 24 for a 911 call regarding someone who may have been hit by a train on the bridge. Emergency crews from our department along with crews from Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, Pottawatomie County Sheriff, RCPD, and Kansas Highway Patrol all responded to the scene. Upon arrival, searching the area, and speaking with the Union Pacific Railroad conductor and a bystander who witnessed the incident, it was determined that no one from the group of people had been struck by the train, however it was a very close call. As a reminder, it is not only very dangerous to walk on railroads and the railroad bridges, but is also illegal and can lead to trespassing charges. Please stay off of the tracks!

This morning at approximately 9am, Blue Township Fire was dispatched for a report of 2 capsized high school rowing boats on Tuttle Creek Lake with upwards of 8 people in the water. Crews on scene included Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, Pottawatomie County Sheriff, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Tuttle Creek State Park. All boaters were safely brought ashore without injuries.

Great teamwork by area agencies working together on 2 potentially serious incidents that thankfully resulted in no injuries. Thank you to the above mentioned agencies for their assistance!
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These next few days are going to be HOT! Remember to drink lots of water throughout the day and be extra cautious if you work outside in the sun. Remember these signs and symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke! ...

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