Fire Medical

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Back to School

As summer winds down and the school year starts, it is time to remind parents and students about back-to-school safety.


Happy Birthday!

Please join us in celebrating 100 years, as a municipal fire department, serving and protecting the community of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas. Tour the fire station and meet the firefighters while seeing fire equipment, trucks, demonstrations, receive safety information and more.

See flyer for our Open House schedule: Open House & Centennial Celebration (PDF)

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College Safety

Across the nation, students are going off to college and moving into residence halls, fraternities, sororities, and off-campus housing. It is a critical time for young people who are living away from home, many for the first time. It is still possible to enjoy college life and be informed and safe during these critical years.


Move to the Right

Emergency personnel risk their lives every day to help us in our time of need. Sometimes they face that risk just getting there. When you’re driving and you see emergency vehicles with their lights and sirens on, time is of the essence – move over quickly and carefully. Emergency vehicles include ambulances, fire department vehicles, police vehicles, and privately owned vehicles for firefighter or life support agencies.

For more information see: Pull Over Please


Fire Chief's Message

Welcome to the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department, we are glad you stopped by. For almost 100 years, the innovative and courageous men and women of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department have been working to keep citizens, businesses and visitors safe. Much has changed since horse drawn steamers ran the streets of our city, but the one thing that has not changed is our members' commitment to service above all else.

Over the years, our citizens and elected leaders have remained committed to making sure our trucks, facilities and personnel are a priority. The results of these efforts mean we are one of only six cities in Kansas to achieve and maintain accreditation from the Commission of Fire Accreditation International.

Today the community is much safer because of advancements in code enforcement and our efforts in fire prevention and education. Thus, modern firefighters are more versatile than ever as they spend as much or more time responding to medical emergencies as they do any other type of calls. We also face the constant challenges of responding to and preparing for natural disasters, weapons of mass destruction and specialized rescue calls like trench, hazardous materials, confined space, vehicle extrication and rope rescue calls.

I invite you and your family to learn more about the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department and the services we provide and we invite you to visit us at any time.


Chief Mark Bradford