The Great Bend Fire Department is a career fire/emergency medical service serving the City of Great Bend since 1874. Our department is comprised of 28 shift members along with the Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, Department Secretary, Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, Permit Technician and part-time firefighters. Each of the three shifts contain a Battalion Chief, two Captains, a Firefighter IV and 3 firefighters and each shift works 24-hour shifts. All personnel are highly trained in the most recent firefighting and EMS techniques.
The department provides fire protection for the City of Great Bend and the four surrounding townships, Buffalo, Liberty, South Bend and Great Bend. The department also provides EMS, rescue and transport services to the City of Great Bend, six townships, City of Albert and City of Pawnee Rock. The total population served by the Great Bend Fire Department is 20,000. Our department has an average response time of 3 ½ minutes in the City and eight minutes in the county.
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Make Great Bend a “Premier Department” where people want to thrive, grow and provide outstanding emergency services to the citizens of our community.