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Employment

When will the Fire Department be hiring again?
Call (785) 368-4000

Permits & Inspections

What codes does the Fire Department enforce?
The 2006 International Fire Code and the 2006 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

How do I obtain or extend a Residential Burning Permit?
Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000. Also see Residential Burning Permit Application.

Where can I find a list of guidelines for residential burning?
Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000. Also see Residential Burning Permit Application.

Does the Fire Department have to come out and inspect my new place of business prior to opening?
Yes. Contact the Fire Prevention Division at 785-368-4000.

Complaints & Violations

Who do I call regarding vehicles parked in fire lanes?
Contact the Police Department, Traffic Division @ 785-368-9450.

How do I report a business that has more occupants than they are allowed?
(exceeding occupant load limits)
Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000.

Have you allowed my neighbor to burn? The smoke is coming in my house and making me sick?
Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000.

Life Safety & Uniform Fire Codes

Is my business allowed to lock the doors while customers are still in the business?
Only if the doors have Fire Department pre-approved hardware on them which would allow the occupants to exit the occupancy without the use of a key or any other special knowledge requirements. * Approved panic-hardware must be present and in working condition on Exit door(s) in question.

Special Events & Tours

How do I arrange for a fire truck to be at my upcoming event?
Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000.

Can the fire department provide materials to be distributed at our Safety Fair?
Yes, though supplies may be limited. Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000.

How do I arrange for a tour of my local fire station?
Call the Fire Department at (785) 368-4000, the person that answers will connect your call to the fire station you want to tour.

Can someone come out and address our organization on fire safety?
Yes, Contact the Fire Prevention Division at (785) 368-4000.

Not So Frequently Asked

Where is the fire hydrant nearest to my home?
Contact Engineering at 785-368-3024. * (In residential areas, hydrants should be within 500 ft. of residences).

Does the Fire Department service fire extinguishers?
No. Look under “Fire Extinguishers” in the yellow pages.

Who do I call regarding a child playing with fire; i.e. is there someone who can talk to my child?
Call the Fire Prevention at (785) 368-4000 and ask for our Public Education Officer.

Will the Fire Department come out to change the battery in my smoke detector?
Occasionally we can help; however, an able-bodied friend or relative would be our first recommendation.

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