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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Governor Kelly proclaims Oct. 3-9, 2021, Fire Prevention Week in Kansas

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Sept. 28, 2021

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Topeka – Governor Laura Kelly officially proclaims Oct. 3-9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week in Kansas. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Safe Kids Kansas,...

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Posted on: September 4, 2021

Kansas Deploys Fire Department Personnel, Equipment to Provide Support in Wake of Hurricane Ida

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TOPEKA (Sept. 4, 2021) – The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), along with the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Kansas Forest Service (KFS), is coordinating the deployment of personnel and equipment from five Kansas fire department...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. &...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

RECALL: Potter Addressable Pull Stations Single/Dual Action

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This recall involves Potter Electric Addressable Pull Stations.  When manually pulled, these red-colored devices are intended to activate a fire alarm in commercial and other buildings.  Recalled models include:...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Kansas Wildfire Awareness Week, Feb. 15-19, 2021

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In recent years, many Kansans have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of wildland fires that burned thousands of acres in multiple counties, stretching the manpower and resources of many local volunteer fire departments.

 To highlight the...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Make Safety a Tradition This Holiday Season

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TOPEKA – The holidays are a time when many families deck the halls with lights and special decorations. But the winter holiday season also brings an increased risk of home fires and other injuries.  Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fi...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Topeka Firefighter Receives 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award

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TOPEKA — (Nov. 12, 2020) Kansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen awarded a Topeka Firefighter with the 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award at the Topeka City Council meeting Tuesday. Each year, the Office of the State Fire Marshal joins with the Kansas...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Governor Kelly to Honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, and in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Sunday, October 4, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

October is Fire Prevention Month, Governor Kelly proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, Fire Prevention Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly officially proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, as Fire Prevention Week in Kansas. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Safe Kids Ka...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Celebrate Safely This Independence Day

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Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would, again, like to remind Kansans of the importance of safety this Independence Day.

“While our Fourth of July celebratio...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

It's is Fire Prevention Month in Kansas!

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Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

October 2, 2019 ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Returns to Kansas

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies was released from its deployment in North Carolina Saturday morning and is now traveling home after assisting in Hurricane Dorian response ef...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Now Moves to North Carolina

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been released from its deployment in Florida and is now traveling to North Carolina to continue assisting in Hurricane Dorian response efforts.

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force Team Deployed to Florida for Hurricane Response

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Topeka, KS. – An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been deployed to Florida for Hurricane Dorian response efforts. Kansas Task Force 1 (KS-TF1) has rostered a team of 42 first responders fr...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall from 2017 Still On-Going

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This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kansas K-12 Schools Crisis Drill Requirement Drops to Nine Per Year

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(TOPEKA) — Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 128 into law on April 10, 2019, changing the number of safety drills K-12 schools in Kansas must perform each year from 16 to nine.

As schools across the state of Kansas know, Senate Bill 109 changed the l...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

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Topeka, Kan. – The application period for the FY2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of Oct. 1, 2019. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) makes this grant possible through its ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kansas Offers Rebates on Construction of New Residential Safe Rooms

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

2022 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

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For Immediate Release

June 24, 2022

Topeka, Kan. – The application period for the FY2022 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of Oct. 1, 2021. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) makes this gra...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Governor Kelly to Honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, and in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Sunday, October 3, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff fr...

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