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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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An absolutely tragic event out in the County this weekend. One of the fortunate blessings we have as first responders in this area is the close bond we have amongst other firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and law enforcement officers in the area. The uniform may be different, but the scars on the heart behind that uniform are the same.

Jurisdictional lines don't have any regulations or control over an open ear, a reaching hand to lift one up in the lowest of times, or an empathetic hug to let another one of your brothers or sisters know that you understand what they're going through and you care about them. This job isn't easy, but it certainly helps having an outstanding community full of such incredible first responders that truly care for not only their community, but each other. Our thoughts are with all of those effected by this weekend's tragic accident.

To any first responder out there, it's never a sign of weakness or defeat to ask for help or an open ear. We are one big family.
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Imagine working for EMS. Imagine pulling up to a fatal accident and pronouncing a child dead. Imagine if that child was around the same age as your own kid and how much more it weighs on you. That is what happened to a Pottawatomie County EMS employee this weekend. The woman posted about it on Facebook, wanting to recognize one of of our officers after he gave her some encouragement after responding to the call. Here is some of what she said: "We were discussing the call I had just come from and I lost my cool for a bit and broke down. I am very kid sensitive. I had a lot of bad kid calls and they are all permanently burned in to my brain. I took a breath, wiped my face, and kept pushing on. As I was leaving, I told the officer to have a good night and stay safe. He looked at me and said you too. Then his next comment almost dropped me to my knees. He said, "I'm sorry you had to deal with that today, but just remember, you're doing God's work, good job."..God bless that man. He said exactly what I needed to hear, exactly when I needed to hear it." Thank you to Lisa from Pott County EMS for all you do and for recognizing Officer Goggins. And thank you to Officer Goggins for not only serving the community, but serving those who serve as well. We appreciate you!

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URGENT MESSAGE: Cell phone 911 difficulty In the Rural Manhattan Pottawatomie County area.
Pottawatomie County Sheriffs office has received a few reports of persons attempting to call 911 from cell phones in Rural Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, that are not able to reach 911. If you are experiencing this problem please call Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office main phone line at 785-457-3353 . The cell phone provider has been contacted and is working on the problem.
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Late last night at around 11:30 pm, BTFD was paged along with RCEMS, PCEMS, and Consolidated Fire District #1 - St. George to the Intersection of Moody and Mt. Zion Rd for a report of a MVA rollover with entrapment. First crews on scene reported 1 person still trapped inside of the vehicle on it's roof with the cab of the truck resting in a deep culvert. Crews worked quickly with airbags, cribbing and extrication equipment to free the occupant that was partially pinned underneath the vehicle. That individual was transported by Life Star. Great teamwork by all emergency crews on scene. (Photos taken during the clean up process) Oddly enough, BTFD had just completed airbags and stabilization training on Wednesday night and found ourselves putting those skills to the test just 48 hours later. This is one of the many reasons why our volunteers are so dedicated to regular training! Thank you again to our partnering agencies that assisted last night! ... See MoreSee Less

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