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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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At 6:30 pm, BTFD was paged for an out of control grass fire between the 6000 blocks of Hopkins Creek Rd and Lake Elbo Rd. That fire is now under control and extinguished. A great response by our volunteers! Many thanks to St George and Wamego for the mutual aid provided. Blue Township firefighters remain on scene conducting mop-up operations. ... See MoreSee Less

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BURN BAN: Burning is NOT allowed today (4/13/18) in Pottawatomie County and we are under a Fire Weather Warning. There is also a chance for storms later this afternoon. PLEASE do not make the assumption that rain in the forecast = a good day to burn. Winds will be high and fuels are dry! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Blue Township Fire Department

4 of our volunteer firefighters took advantage of the beautiful weather this afternoon to flow some water and conduct a driver/operator test. All new drivers must be able to begin pumping an initial attack line that is kept constantly flowing and be able to then establish a water supply from a hydrant before reaching a half-empty tank. Firefighter South was able to establish a water supply before even reaching 3/4 of a tank! Speedy! ... See MoreSee Less

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