Fire Commission


The charge of the committee is to study the current provision of fire service in our community and determine the appropriate level and type of future fire service for Topeka. Final report to the Governing Body no later than April 6, 2021


City Administration: Brent Trout, City Manager (Co-Chair)
Council Representatives: Councilman Mike Lesser, Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz, Councilwoman Christina Valdivia-Alcala
Fire Department Representatives: Fire Chief Duke, Deputy Fire Chief Ty Christian
Union Representatives: Firefighter Aaron Freeman, Firefighter Jason Broadbent
County Representative: Errin Mahan (County Emergency Management)
Citizen Representatives: Sandra Clear (Co-Chair), Pablo Martinez, David King, Christopher Sullivan

Meeting Information

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To aid in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, meetings are currently held virtually.  Please contact the City Manager’s office (785-368-3725,, to obtain more information regarding Fire Commission meetings or to receive the link so that you may view the meeting.

Supplemental Documents

March 18 2021

February 18 2021

January 21 2021

December 17 2020

November 19 2020

Supplemental Links

Modern and Legacy Fuels:

Referenced Past Studies: