Fire Medical

Slider controls:
Text transit

Top Insurance-Class Rating Achieved

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department, accredited by the Commission of Fire Accreditation International, joins an elite group of just 38 accredited agencies to attain an ISO Class 1 rating. ISO's Public Protection Classification ratings are used to help establish fire insurance premiums for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Public Protection Class Summary


Water Safety

It that time of year for swimming, boating and other water recreation activities. Good News! There are many ways to keep your family safe in and around the water.

Text transit

Mosquito Bite Prevention

A recent media release issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified a high mosquito count in Kansas. Protect yourself and your family from mosquito and other insect bites this summer by following a few precautions:

For full release visit:


Summer and Heat Safety

Warm weather brings more opportunity for outdoor activities and summer fun! To help keep your family and friends healthy and safe become familiar with these summer 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

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