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Now Hiring

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department is currently accepting applications for our Extraboard Firefighter program. The position of Extraboard Firefighter serves as a paid, part-time employee who must report do duty if called upon on assigned days. To learn more about the Extraboard program, please visit: Career Opportunties. To apply visit the City of Lawrence Job Opportunities page: Job Opportunities.


September is Campus Fire Safety Month

This year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Center for Campus Fire Safety are hosting their 2nd annual campus fire safety campaign. This years campaign is to help raise awareness among college-aged students who live on or off-campus about the dangers of cooking fires. Take this Quiz between September 1 and September 30 and you could WIN a $500 Gift Card. Now is also a good time for students to check and make sure they have working fire alarms, as well.

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Seasons are Changing

Fall is coming.... as seasons change, so does the hazards and safety precautions around us. Here are a few safety tips to help us welcome the approach of the Autumn season.


"Firefighter Fit"

Station 3 members shared the importance of health and fitness in the latest issue of Health magazine. "For some, keeping in shape is the key to protecting the crew and saving lives"

Read full article: "Firefighter Fit"


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

  • Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
  • Mission: Committed to Saving and Protecting Lives and Property
  • CFAI: Internationally Accredited Agency Since 2008
  • ISO Class 1 Community