Mulvane Emergency Services

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Mulvane, Kansas

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The Year 2002 in Review!


Started a Web Page for the department, over 3,300 hits!

Placed a new 4 wheel drive staff vehicle in service!

We ordered and received a new Engine for Fire Dist. #12!

Major ice storm hits on January 30th, ran 49 calls in 18 hours, which is a new department record.

Volunteered over 9,500 hours to the community, saving the citizens over $107,000!

Mutual Aided on a major fire at the Hardee's on the KTA, April 6th.

We replaced Tank 406 with a newer unit from the Forestry Service!

In June we received a $2,000 grant from the Forestry Service for gear!

In July we moved into our new $1.6 Million Headquarters!

Assisted the City of Mulvane during a 48 hour water emergency!

Major train derailment occurred on September 4th.

In November we receive a D.O.J. Grant for Haz-Mat equipment!

In December we receive F.E.M.A. Fire Act Grant for over $23,000!

Ran 575 EMS Calls or 11 ambulance calls per week!

 Ran 310 Fire Alarms or 6 fire calls per week!

and last but not least.......

Mulvane Fire Rescue welcomes 12 new members into its ranks in 2002.

Congratulations to; Talon Pyeatt, Lane Pearman, Fred Heersche, Summer Guerrero,  Robert Grace, Mike Fells, Dave Arthur, Andrea Pierson, James Mills, Mike Miller, Rocky Jones, and William Harrington.

 Mulvane EMS welcomes 2 new members,

Congratulations to; MICT Paul Christner & EMT Kim Landers!

This has been an exceptional year and would not have possible without the countless hours put forth by the members of Mulvane Emergency Services and it leaders. 

A special Thank You to Chief/Director Judi Patterson, Fire Captain Duane Brill, and E.M.S. Captain Karen Zorn.

(December 2002)

Mulvane Fire Rescue Receives FEMA Fire-Act Grant for $23,600.

Mulvane Fire Rescue was awarded over $23,600 from FEMA to use for Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety.  10% of this amount is matched from the MFR budget.  The monies will be used to help set up equipment on our new Engine 402, new P.A.S.S. devices for all our members and new 5" L.D.H. and fittings for our City Engines.

2002 AFG Awards

This is the third grant that Mulvane Fire Rescue has received from various agency's this year amounting to over $32,000 of new equipment for the Mulvane Community.


(November 2002)

M.E.S. receives D.O.J. Grant through Sumner County.

Mulvane Fire Rescue received a new MSA Orion Multi-Gas Detector from Sumner County Department of Emergency Management.  We are also receiving some Haz-Mat equipment as part of this grant.   This equipment was purchased for us with a Department of Justice Grant.

(October 2002)

2002 Fire Prevention Week.


Fire Prevention Officer Fred Heersche and Grade School Principle Mrs. Franks talk with students.

Mulvane Fire Rescue ends a week of Fire Prevention Activities with realistic fire drills at the Mulvane Primary and Grade Schools.  The schools conducted fire drills and the fire trucks responded from the station and rescued the principals who were trapped in the buildings.

Firefighters Mike Fells & Robert Grace rescue Primary School Principle Pat Fells.

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M.E.S. attends the 1st annual Wichita Fire Muster.

Engine #1 and Engine #402 were both driven in the 1st annual Wichita Fire Muster Parade.  Following the parade they stayed for a Show and Shine behind the Wichita Fire Museum.

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(September 2002)

M.E.S. responds to a House Fire.

One occupant was treated for burns at the scene and the house received major smoke and heat damage.

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M.E.S. Open House September 7th.

Refreshments, Hot Dogs, and Door Prizes were given away to approximately 225 people that attended M.E.S.'s Open House.  Derby Fire Department brought down their smoke house to demonstrate to children how to get out of a smoke filled building.  Boeing Fire Department also had their crawl to live demonstrator on hand for the children to take a try at.  

Mike Fells & Fred Heersche prepare Hot Dogs while Roxan Temaat serves punch to visitors.

Citizens gather in the lobby area for refreshments, Lowell Ester shows Don Denny the M.E.S. Web Page.


Lt. Joe McDaniel shows off our new Engine to visiting Sedgwick County firefighters.


Train Derailment kills one, starts grass fire and Haz-Mat incident.

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M.E.S. Personnel raise $2,912 for M.D.A. in Labor Day Boot Drive!


(L-R) Duane McDaniel, Judi Patterson & Fred Heersche collect donations on Main Street.


Sumner County Fire District #12 new 2002 Luverne finally arrives! It is a  4 door Freightliner FL-80 Dakota SS with a 1000 gallon tank & a 1,250 GPM pump.


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(August 2002)


M.E.S. Personnel standby at Old Settlers Days.

L-R  Lt. Jason Mundell FF/EMT-I, John Ashlock EMT, Summer Guerrero FF/EMT & Chad Maugans EMICT wait for some action with Ambulance 351.

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Mulvane Fire Rescue starts a New Member Class!  Second this Year!

Lt. Joe McDaniel demonstrates to Trainee's proper use of hose lines.  Trainee Andrea Pierson adjusts spray nozzle while James Mills, William Harrington, and Rocky Jones observe.

(July 2002)

It's Here, M.E.S. Moves

 Moving Day has Arrived!  As of July 8th, all operations are now out of our new Headquarters at 910 E. Main!


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(July 2001)

Ground breaking on our new Emergency Services Building.

(L-R)  Councilman Dana Anderson, Councilman Terry Scroggins, Councilman Jimmy Reed, and Judi Patterson.

(July 2002)

M.E.S. mourns the loss of Ralph A. Bell. 

Ralph was a founder and 18 year member of Fire District #12 Fire Board.

Pickup 405 and Engine 403 prepare to carry Ralph's remains to the cemetery.

(June 2002)

Mulvane Fire Rescue receives Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant of $2,000 from Kansas State Forestry for the purchase of new Bunker Gear.  This is a 50/50 matching grant, which will allow us to purchase $4,000 of new gear for our members.

(May 2002)

Mulvane Fire Rescue receives (new) 1971 5 Ton 6x6 to replace 1954 5 Ton, Tank 406.  This 1971 6x6 is a 225 HP diesel truck which is replacing our current 175 HP gas burner.  Both of these trucks are on loan from the Kansas Forestry Division.

(June 2002)

New Tank 406 now online!

(April 2002)

See Pictures of the Hardee's Fire on the KTA!

(March 2002)

Mulvane Fire Rescue welcomes 10 new members into its ranks.

Congratulations to; Talon Pyeatt, Lane Pearman, Fred Heersche, Summer Guerrero, Josh Griffin, Robert Grace, Pat Flangan, Mike Fells, Andy Campbell, and Dave Arthur.

(February 2002)

M.E.S. Volunteers give a check to the Mulvane City Council! 

This check represents the savings to the City of Mulvane if they would have had to pay for the Volunteer Services.  Over 9,466 volunteer hours were donated by the department members and this number was multiplied by the average state wage for firefighters at $11.25 per hour.


Mayor Jim Ford accepts check from Firefighter Jim McDaniel as Councilman Jimmy Reed looks on.


Sumner County Fire District #12 orders a new 2002 Luverne, 1,250 GPM Pumper for Mulvane Fire Rescue.  

Should be delivered in August of 2002!  It will be a  4 door Freightliner FL-80 Dakota SS with a 1000 gallon tank.


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