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Posted on: October 2, 2019

It's is Fire Prevention Month in Kansas!

2019 FPW Proclamation

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.

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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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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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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