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Get Your Super Bowl game face on.

Super Bowl Sunday is the USA's second biggest day for food consumption. That means lots of time spent planning and preparing game day snacks. Before you kick off your menu, take a look at these tips for safer cooking.


Winter Safety

Now that winter has officially arrived in the Midwest, it is important to remember that heavy snows, icy conditions and dangerously cold temperatures can occur at any time. To protect you and your loved ones from the effects of harsh winter weather, follow these safety tips:

Winter Safety
Winter Storm Safety
Safe Winter Driving

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Burn Awareness Week - February 1-7

Every year the American Burn Association observes "Burn Awareness Week", so lets "kick off" a year full of burn awareness:


Winter is coming...

With colder weather here, 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