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How We Started

The Great Bend Fire Department was founded in 1874 with a hand-drawn wagon, two dozen leather buckets and two 16’ ladders. The department has grown to a fully-staffed department of 24 shift members, along with the Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, four volunteers, and Department Secretary. The department currently has two staffed stations in the City and one unstaffed station at the airport.

The department provides fire protection and rescue for the City of Great Bend and the four surrounding townships. In addition, the department provides EMS response and transport to the same area plus an additional 2 1/2 townships west of Great Bend. The total population served is 20,000 people, and the average response time is 3.5 minutes in the City and eight minutes in the county.



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Mike Napolitano
Fire Chief
Ph: (620) 793-4141

Ph: (620) 793-4140
Fx: (620) 793-4146

Building Department
Ph: (620) 793-4106

1205 Williams

Great Bend, KS 67530


Fire Station 2
5851 10th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530
Ph: (620) 793-4144



Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vision Statement 
Make Great Bend a "Premier Department" where people want to thrive, grow and provide outstanding emergency services to the citizens of our community.

1209 Williams | Great Bend, Kansas 67530 | PH: (620) 793-4111 | FAX: (620) 793-4108
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