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Fire Chief Updates
- Fire Chief Bailey announces retirement
- Topeka announces interim fire chief
- Contract with City of Goodyear, Ariz.
- The city addresses questions
- Alcala Settlement News Release
- Settlement Agreement
- Loaned Executives Ordinance - City Council Agenda
- John Alcala v. City of Topeka, Kansas (Memorandum Decision and Order)
- Recap of March 7 hearing (tweets + blog)
- Alcala Summons
- Alcala Petition
- Topeka Motion to Dismiss
- Alacala Response to Motion to Dismiss
- Notice of Hearing: 1:30 p.m. March 7, 2016
- Subpoena: Jim Colson
- Subpoena: Brandon Kauffman
No Burn Restrictions
The Topeka Fire Department has been serving the residents of Topeka since 1870.
The Department’s mission is to “To save lives and protect property by providing excellence and leadership in fire, rescue, emergency medical response, fire prevention and public education."
The Department is strategically located throughout the City of Topeka at 12 fire stations, an administration and training facility, and Fire Prevention have a total staff of fewer than 250. This includes a staff of eight that perform administrative, clerical and fleet functions. The remaining personnel are paid professional firefighters, of which 220 are State certified Emergency Medical Technicians trained to render aid in emergency situations; and Webster, an Accelerant Detection canine trained to detect ignitable liquids used to set and/or accelerate fires.
The Department is comprised of many organizational units and teams working together to help keep Topeka one of the safest communities in the Midwest to live and raise a family.
The Topeka Fire Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to public service. We encourage you and your family to visit any of our stations or contact us at (785) 368-4000 for more information.