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Cooking for the Holidays

Did you know cooking fire double during the holidays? The kitchen is the heart of the home and during the Holidays we gather in the kitchen with family and friends, so lets make it a goal this year to share good fire and food safety practices.

Thanksgiving Holiday Safety
Deep Fried Turkey Advisory
Cooking and Grilling Safety


Fall into Safety

Autumn is the start of flu season, and it's recommended that everyone 6 months and older gets vaccinated against the flu. Learn more on flu prevention: Cold and Flu Season and read about common myths/facts about the flu vaccination from the National Safety Council.

Other "Fall into Safety" information:
Autumn Safety
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety

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Congratulations Paramedic Brian Trigg

Brian Trigg has been a member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical department for over 16 years and is a vital member of the department. Because Brian is willing to be involved, is eager to share his knowledge, and loves his job, he is being recognized as the 2015 Firefighter of the Year.


Winter is coming...

With colder weather approaching, it is time to think about fire safety when heating your homes. Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, protect your family by following these safety tips.

Heating your Home Safely
Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety
Winter Fire Safety Tips


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