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The Year 2014 in Review!
Mulvane Fire Rescue celebrated its 109th year of providing
service to the City of Mulvane and surrounding community!
Fire Rescue ran 362 Fire Alarms or 1 fire call per day!
Mulvane EMS ran 1003 calls or 2.75 calls per day!
puts a second full time Paramedic truck in service 24/7.
Mulvane Fire Rescue receives a new 2015 Tahoe Duty Officer
Vehicle Dec. 1st!
Mulvane Fire Rescue raises $5,500 for MDA in boot drive!
Mulvane Fire Rescue received a $2,500 grant from the Forestry
Service for a foam system on B-407!
Fire Prevention crews visited approximately 600 children in 4
preschools and grades Pre-K thru 2 this year.
Brush 407 was placed in service October 1st!
Firefighters mourned the loss of FF1/EMT Jimmy Reed in September.
9 members attend KU FF-1 class taught by Lt. Mike Fells.
10 members attend KU Haz-Mat Operations class taught by Lt. Mike
Fire & EMS substation #2 opened at the Kansas Star Casino.
Mulvane Fire Rescue hosts the KU Grain Engulfment Training
Fire Rescue with FD #12 starts a rural address marking program.
FF2/EMT Fred Heersche is hired as full time Fire Lieutenant.
Mulvane Fire Rescue
welcomes 6 new members
into its ranks.
FF/EMT Megan DeVries, FF Doug Wilson, FF Jaman Rogers, FF/EMT
Skyler Reynolds & FF Kathy Rogers. FF AJ Mattson was promoted
up from the Fire Reserves.
Mulvane Fire Reserves welcomes 3 new members!
Nick Parton, Henry May & Preston Tatum.
EMS welcomes 11 new Paramedics:
Humpries, Amber Blankenship, Angela Gatschet, Ashley Zorn,
Francine Harp, Gary Gayer, Jennifer Lover, Mike Sanchez, Patrick
Sellers, Dustin Morgan & Jesse Fuller.
CLICK here to see a 2014
YEAR in REVIEW movie!
MVA rollover south of Mulvane leaves one dead,
one in serious condition.
Driver was pinned in the vehicle for a short time.
A medical condition prior to the accident may have
contributed to the crash.
New Duty Officer vehicle in service.
2015 Chevy Tahoe, 4x4 Special Services
City Vehicle For Sale
2002 Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab.
7.3 Diesel Engine, automatic 4 x 4
With a topper. 105,000 miles.
Sold as is via sealed bid.
Bids must be submitted no later than noon on 12-17-14 to Chief Williams, Mulvane Police Dept. at 211 N. 2nd.
Vehicle can be viewed at the Fire Station at 910 E. Main
Emergency Equipment and Decals have been removed.
Fatality Car Accident
More photos here.
recruits needed for January Class!
Reserve Application (14 to 18 yo)!
Firefighter 1 Class
L-R Back Row: David Dieker, Nicholas
Mattson, Nick Ryan, Kyle Davis, Patrick Kopfer, Stuart McDowell
L-R Front Row: Brandon Kolter, Collette Botkin-Pottier,
Trenton Row, Megan DeVries, Doug Wilson Jr, Caleb
Hatfield, Lt. Mike Fells, Darrel Dutcher
9 members of Mulvane Fire Rescue are attending Firefighter 1
taught by KU Instructor Mike Fells.
Not pictured Jessica Whitehead.
Rural Address Markers!
In cooperation with Sumner County Fire
District #12, Mulvane Fire Rescue is installing reflective rural
address markers. These are to help Emergency Responders find
your address & driveway to your home.
If you have questions call Mulvane
Fire Rescue at 316-777-1551.
More Fire Prevention activities as Lt. Fred Heersche and FF
Gary Kunc help train the Villa Maria staff on how to use Fire
Fire Apparatus Magazine
Fire Truck photo of the day!
Firefighters Doug Wilson Jr., Firefighter Gary Kunc, Lt. Fred
Heersche & Captain Lowell Ester spend the day at Munson Primary
teaching Fire Safety!
Fire Pups stops to visit local area daycares!
With Jimmy Reed Memorial monies we were able to purchase a
new 55" flat screen WiDi TV, Blu-ray DVD player and an 8 speaker
sound system for our training room. We also purchased an
new training laptop with WiDi capability. This was about
$3,000 worth of training equipment upgrades! Thanks to all
who donated to our Memorial fund and made this possible.
KEMA south-central Kansas region also present Mulvane Emergency
Services and Sumner County 911 with a picture poster signed by
the local Emergency Managers in honor of Jimmy.
Brush 407 delivered and now in
Thanks to Emergency Fire Equipment in Mayfield, Kansas for
putting this truck together and the Kansas Forestry Service for
assisting us with a VFA grant!
For more pictures click here!
"Jimmy" A. Reed FF-1/E.M.T. 1957 - 2014
18 year veteran Of Mulvane
Civil Defense and Mulvane Fire Rescue.
Firefighter 1 / Emergency
Medical Technician / Emergency Manager
President of Mulvane
Firefighters Relief Board, 2012-1014
Director of Sumner County
911 Emergency Communications
Last Call by Sumner County 911
Reed, James “Jimmy”
Allen, 57, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. He was the 911
Director of Emergency Services for Sumner County. Jimmy held
several positions including KEMA representative to the State
Interoperability Executive Committee; KS 911 Coordinating
Council board member Governor Appointed for the
Operations-Subcommittee; past President (board member) for Ks
Chapter of APCO; South Central Homeland Security communications
sub-committee; South Central Region Vice-President to KEMA
board; Sumner County Incident Dispatch Team; and Hutchinson
Community College Advisory Board (dispatch program). State
certifications were held with IMT (Incident Management Team);
COML (Communications Leader); COMT (Communication Technician);
KCEM-KS Certified Emergency Manager and Mulvane Fire Department
Volunteer. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, James Reed.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary; daughter, Megan
Reed; son, Jacob Reed; mother, Rowena Reed; sister, Joy Sears;
brother, John Reed; and Dixie dog Reed. Viewing: 2-8pm
Wednesday, Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd, Derby, KS. The
family will greet friends from 5-7 pm at the mortuary. Funeral
service: 10am Thursday, September 4, 2014, South Rock Christian
Church, 900 S. Rock Rd., Derby. Memorials contributions to
Mulvane Firefighter’s Special Fund, 910 E. Main, Mulvane, KS or
Mulvane Historical Museum, 300 W. Main, Mulvane, KS.
MFR wishes to thank Lt. Jason Mundell for his role as MDA
Our course none of this would have been
possible without the donations of the Citizens of Mulvane to
stopped to help "Fill the Boot for MDA"!
Mulvane Fire Rescue has raised over $5,550 this week for MDA!
That was 25% over our goal of $4,200!
- Collecting this week were:
- Captain Lowell Ester, Lt. Fred Heersche, Lt. Jason
Mundell, Lt. Kyle Gasaway, Lt. Mike Fells
- Firefighters Jim McDaniel, Doug Hatfield, Nathan Yarnell,
Nick Ryan, Amy Houston, Doug Wilson Jr, Gary Kunc, Larissa
Ester, Kyle Andrews & AJ Mattson.
Mulvane Fire Rescue starts MDA drive!
Volunteers raised over $385 in a one hour kickoff after the
old Settlers Day Parade! Thanks to all who contributed!
Rapid Intervention Crew
Training in the old Don Denny residence.
More photos here!
More photos here!
MES Picnic at Biggs Lake
More photos here!
Updated photos of Brush 407 conversion.
Homeowner welding in his garage started a small fire.
Owner was able to get fire out before FD arrived.
More photos here!
Rural fire operations training with Sedgwick County Tender
#36 & Sumner County FD #9.
More photos here!
Mulvane Fire assists Sedgwick County FD with a Baler and
More pictures here!
Mulvane Fire & EMS Station #2
featured in Firehouse Magazine!
Read the article here:
In Quarters: Mulvane, Kan., Station 2
Mulvane Emergency Services opened Station 2, a
7,500-square-foot Fire & EMS substation earlier in 2014.
Mulvane Fire Rescue receives
Fire District #12 was awarded a $2,500
grant for the installation of a Class A foam system, 30 gallons
of foam and wildland bumper nozzles to be installed on our new
This grant is a 50/50 cost share grant
which FD #12 will match the $2,500 from forestry for the
installation of this equipment.
Emergency Fire Equipment in
Mayfield Kansas is currently working to convert our old
F-550 Rescue 407 into a new Brush Truck.
- The conversion
includes adding a new bed, toolboxes, 400 gallon water tank,
front bumper spray nozzles, front TFT turrent, Hale
Foamlogic system and all new LED lighting.
Both Rescue 407 and Pickup 405 have been retired!
Times for discharging fireworks in Mulvane.
June 27th - July 4th
8 am until 10 pm June 29th thru July 2nd.
8 am until Midnight June 27th & 28th, July 3rd & 4th.
Fireworks may only be discharged on private property.
Shooting fireworks off in the streets or parks is illegal.
In Sedgwick County you may shoot Fireworks off July 1st thru
July 4th from 8 am until midnight.
List of sale dates & shooting times for Sedgwick County.
Fireworks may be possessed and discharged in the
unincorporated areas of Sumner County from 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 midnight on July 1st through July 4th.
Provided, however, the discharge of fireworks shall be on
property owned by the person (s) so discharging, or owned by
the immediate family thereof.
Rescue 410 featured in Firehouse Magazine!
Read article here!
The most read feature article this week: 6/29/14
Auto-aid to Derby Fire Rescue
on a house fire.
KWCH News Article
2014 New Member class
inducted into the department!
(L-R) FF Jaman Rogers, FF Kathy Rogers, FF Doug Wilson Jr., FF/EMT Megan DeVries, Lt. Jason Mundell
T/O, FF/EMT Skyeler Reynolds, & Lt. Kyle Gasaway.
KUFST Firefighter 1
Mulvane Fire Rescue will be hosting Haz-mat Awareness, Haz-mat
Ops & Firefighter 1 classes starting July 16th. This
class will meet Wednesday nights and maybe a few Saturdays.
FF-1 Class should be over sometime in December. Sign up thru
http://kufire.ku.edu/class-details?aid=4199 Haz-mat Ops
http://kufire.ku.edu/class-details?aid=4200 Fire Fighter 1
Mike Fells will be the lead instructor, he may be contacted at
2014 New Member probie class!
(L-R) Lt. Kyle Gasaway, FF/EMT Skyeler Reynolds, FF Kathy
Rogers, FF/EMT Megan DeVries, FF Doug Wilson Jr., FF Jaman
Rogers, Lt. Jason Mundell
Some pictures of new Station #2.
More photos here!
State Burn Ban in effect
for the City of Mulvane, Butler County, Sedgwick County and Cowley County.
Kansas Administrative Regulation (K.A.R.)
28-19-645a, Open Burning Restrictions
for Certain Counties During the Month of
April, is a new regulation in support of
the State of Kansas Flint Hills Smoke
Management Plan (SMP) that was formally
adopted by the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment (KDHE) on
December 29, 2010.
Burning that will continue to be allowed
in these counties during April include
agricultural burning related to the
management of prairie or grasslands
(range or pasture management) and
conservation reserve program (CRP)
burning activities. Restricted
activities include burning of materials
such as land clearing debris, crop
residues, construction debris, fire
fighter training burns, and yard waste.
Existing exemptions in K.A.R.
28-19-647(a)(1) and (a)(2) have been
retained in the proposed new regulation
as K.A.R. 28-19-645a(b)(2) and allow for
the following: (1) open burning on a
residential premise containing five or
less dwelling units and incidental to
the normal habitation of the dwelling
units; and (2) open burning for cooking
or ceremonial purposes on public or
private lands regularly used for
recreational purposes. Other exemptions
may be considered on a case-by-case
basis for certain activities, of which
the burning of storm debris would be a
good example of a possible qualifying
Burn activities not
explicitly exempted in the new
regulation will be subject to review and
approval by the KDHE. Any proposed burn
activity must be proven to be necessary,
to be in the public interest, and not to
be prohibited by any local government or
local fire authority.
April burn activities involving
nonagricultural land clearing debris and
construction debris in Johnson,
Wyandotte, and Sedgwick counties will be
subject to review and approval by the
respective local authorities.
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Wednesday March 26th, 2014
Mulvane Fire & EMS Sub-station #2 is open for
business. Shown here staffed with E-403 and A-452.
First run out of the new station was less than 24 hours later,
an EMS call early Thursday morning.
Mulvane Community Blood Drive on Saturday,
March 29th at St. Michael's Catholic Church from 9am -1pm. We
need more donors to sign up and donate and help us reach our
goal of collecting 25 pints of blood. Donors can call 1-800-Red
Cross to sign up.
Find and schedule a local blood drive here!
Grass fires continue due to dry conditions and
More Photos here!
Grain Engulfment training from Kansas
University Fire Service Training.
More Photos here!
Garry Brownlee, our department photographer!
Round haybale fire on
Superbowl Sunday. Fire appears to have been started by a passing
train in the same location of the January ROW fires.
More photos here!
Ice storms hits hard
on highways causing multiple rollover accidents.
More Pictures Here.
Dry conditions & windy
conditions are causing Red Flag warnings. Train started 7
different Right of Way fires between Mulvane and Udall.
Fire units from
Mulvane, Cowley County FD #4 (Udall), Sumner County FD #9 (Belle Plaine)
& Winfield assisted on the alarm.
Link to a web page
giving a shout out to Mulvane EMS!
Mulvane Fire & EMS - West substation #2 coming
along nicely. Should be open next month!