Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical provides fire suppression services to the City of Lawrence and emergency medical services to all of Douglas County, Kansas.

Since its organization in 1875, the department has evolved from an concentrated focus on fire fighting to one that includes critical services including:

  • Prevention
  • Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
    Advanced Life Support Transport
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Water Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Rope Rescue
Lawrence Facts
Population City 91,228 (2010)
County 116,283 (2009)
University 28,414 (02/2010)
Population Density 3,100 per square mile (planning adjusted)
Land Area 31.35 square miles
National Ranking View Rankings at: Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Personnel Profile
Uniformed Members 139
On-Duty Strength 36-40
Department Chiefs 8
Certified Paramedics 48
Non-Uniformed Personnel 6
Apparatus Profile
Engines 2
Quints 4
Ladders 1
Aerial Platform 1
Engine/HazMat 1
Rescue 1
Medics (Ambulance) 11
Utility 5
Shift Commander Units 2
Mass Casuality Trailer 1
Brush Units 2
Hazmat Trailer 1
Tender 1
Search and Rescue Task Force Trailer 1
Investigations/Command 1
Boats 4
All Terrain Response 2