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"For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction”

This years theme is designed to draw attention to the need for early education to give kids a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives. Reducing underage drinking is critical to securing a healthy future for America’s youth and in a society that continually promotes alcohol and drug use at every level, the need to provide education on the dangers of alcohol and/or drug abuse and its effects on children has never been greater


Lawrence Helmet Fair 2015

Annual Lawrence Helmet Fair is scheduled for April 25, 2015; 11:00 a.m. before the Kansas Football Spring Game. For more details download the full flyer: Lawrence Helmet Fair 2015.

Bicycling continues to be a very popular activity for children and adults. Additionally, inline skating, skateboarding and scootering continue to grow in popularity. While all these activities provide a great form of exercise, wheeled sports are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile. Plan to attend the safety fair and visit our Wheeled Sports Safety page.

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Spring Cleaning

When Spring Fever hits, it usually means lots of grilling, entertaining, and cleaning. During this time it is also important to ensure your own safety by considering a few safety precautions for you and your family.

Before starting that spring cleaning review our safety tips: Spring Cleaning


Spring is here

Time to prepare for a change in the weather. Spring is the time of year when many things change-including the weather. Sunny days may be followed by stormy weather, sometimes extreme. Because spring weather is so unpredictable, you may be unprepared when severe weather hits. So planning ahead will help keep you and your family safe.

For more information see: Servere Weather Safety


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