The Shawnee Fire Department is a full time service that provides prompt, professional, and compassionate emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City of Shawnee. The Fire Department provides fire response to all manners of fire: brush fires, commercial building fires, residential structure fires, vehicle fires and more. All firefighters receive extensive initial and on-going training in fire fighting operations from local, regional, and national fire academies. Our deployment employs some of the latest technology and innovations for fighting fire in an effort to minimize property damage from the effects of fire, while maximizing safety for responders and victims of fire.
The Fire Department operates out of three stations that are staffed twenty-four hour a day. Each station provides fire and emergency medical services for a specific geographic area of the City. In the event of fire, resources from multiple stations may respond. The Shawnee Fire Department maintains mutual aid agreements with fire agencies throughout Johnson County. As a result, it is not uncommon for fire units from surrounding jurisdictions to respond into the City of Shawnee in the event of a fire or medical emergency. This reciprocal agreement provides that SFD units may respond into neighboring jurisdictions upon request as well. The impact these agreements have on our community is that the closest most appropriate emergency resources available will be available to respond to any given emergency.
The majority of emergency responses in the City of Shawnee are medical in nature. As a result, all operations personnel are certified Emergency Medical Technicians with the State of Kansas. Fire personnel carry medical equipment on fire apparatus and can provide emergency medical services prior to the arrival of a medical transport unit. Medical transport services in the City of Shawnee are currently provided by Med-Act of Johnson County. This third-party ambulance service provides advanced life support (ALS) capability with paramedics on transport ambulances. A Med-Act transport ambulance is currently housed in two of our fire stations on either end of the City.