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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Topeka Firefighter Receives 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award

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TOPEKA — (Nov. 12, 2020) Kansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen awarded a Topeka Firefighter with the 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award at the Topeka City Council meeting Tuesday. Each year, the Office of the State Fire Marshal joins with ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Smoke Detector Recall

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6-23-2020 For Immediate Release:

 Edwards Recalls Mechanical Heat Detectors Due to Failure to Alert to Fire

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Edwards Mechanical Heat Detectors

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The recalled heat detectors can fail to activate in reaction to rising temperatures,...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Resources for the Kansas Fire Service on COVID 19

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Resources for the Kansas Fire Service on COVID 19

March 16, 2020

Good day, Kansas Fire Service. This letter is a joint collaboration between the Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association, Kansas State Firefighters Association, Kansas State Council of Firefighter...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kansas K-12 Schools Crisis Drill Requirement Drops to Nine Per Year

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(TOPEKA) — Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 128 into law on April 10, 2019, changing the number of safety drills K-12 schools in Kansas must perform each year from 16 to nine.

As schools across the state of Kansas know, Senate Bill 109 cha...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

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Whether you're beginning your career or thinking about a career change, consider joining our team!

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Topeka Firefighter Receives 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award

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TOPEKA — (Nov. 12, 2020) Kansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen awarded a Topeka Firefighter with the 2020 Tom McGaughey Fire Service Award at the Topeka City Council meeting Tuesday. Each year, the Office of the State Fire Marshal joins with the Kansas...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Governor Kelly to Honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, and in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Sunday, October 4, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

October is Fire Prevention Month, Governor Kelly proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, Fire Prevention Week

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September 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly officially proclaims Oct. 4-10, 2020, as Fire Prevention Week in Kansas. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Safe Kids Ka...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Celebrate Safely This Independence Day

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Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would, again, like to remind Kansans of the importance of safety this Independence Day.

“While our Fourth of July celebratio...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

It's is Fire Prevention Month in Kansas!

2019 FPW Proclamation

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

October 2, 2019 ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Returns to Kansas

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies was released from its deployment in North Carolina Saturday morning and is now traveling home after assisting in Hurricane Dorian response ef...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kansas Search & Rescue Task Force Team Now Moves to North Carolina

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Topeka, KS. – The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been released from its deployment in Florida and is now traveling to North Carolina to continue assisting in Hurricane Dorian response efforts.

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force Team Deployed to Florida for Hurricane Response

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Topeka, KS. – An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has been deployed to Florida for Hurricane Dorian response efforts. Kansas Task Force 1 (KS-TF1) has rostered a team of 42 first responders fr...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall from 2017 Still On-Going

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This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Kansas K-12 Schools Crisis Drill Requirement Drops to Nine Per Year

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(TOPEKA) — Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 128 into law on April 10, 2019, changing the number of safety drills K-12 schools in Kansas must perform each year from 16 to nine.

As schools across the state of Kansas know, Senate Bill 109 changed the l...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

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Topeka, Kan. – The application period for the FY2020 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of Oct. 1, 2019. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) makes this grant possible through its ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Child Care Center Active Shooter Lock Down Variance

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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is issuing a state-wide variance from certain requirements of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code relating to the means of egress for child care center, preschool, and head start (CCC/PS/HS) locations. This variance extend...

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