Wichita Fire Department

Dreamstime
November 25, 2017 - 10:06 am
In the 7 o'clock hour Saturday morning, the Wichita Fire Department responded to 2 building fires in the city. The first was reported at a strip mall near west 13th and Tyler Road. When fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was showing. Additional units were requested to battle this blaze. Fire crews...
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Dreamstime
November 24, 2017 - 8:39 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) —A house fire in the early hours of this morning has claimed the life of a child. The blaze happened at a home on North Lorraine. Wichita Fire Department Chief Tammy Snow says officials are still confirming the child's age and gender. The only other person in the home at the time...
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Dreamstime
November 18, 2017 - 9:07 am
Wichita Fire Department crews have been battling a fire in west Wichita. The fire was reported after 8 a.m. in the Twin Oaks Mobile home park, in the 1900 block of W. MacArthur Road, near Meridian and MacArthur. When fire crews arrived, smoke was visible from the structure. EMS treated one victim...
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Dreamstime
November 16, 2017 - 3:03 pm
Tammy Snow, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Wichita Fire Department (WFD), has been appointed head of the department following a national search, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Thursday. Snow has served as the WFD interim Chief since July, when longtime Fire Chief Ronald D. Blackwell...
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Dreamstime
November 04, 2017 - 12:37 am
The Wichita Fire Department is asking for help to find a dog's owner. Station fifteen posted pictures of the friendly dog to its Facebook page on Friday. It says the dog walked up to the door, and the firefighters brought him inside and gave him some food and water. The fire department checked with...
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Dreamstime
October 22, 2017 - 12:10 pm
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita Fire crews battled a house fire in the 1600 block of Volutsia Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived, flames were visible from the 2-story home. The back of the house was burned up in the blaze. Three residents and two dogs were in the house at the time of the fire...
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Wichita Fire Department
August 29, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Former Wichita fire chief Larry Garcia died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was one of the longest-serving employees of the City of Wichita when he retired in 2007 after 50 years of service. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, Garcia began his tenure with the Wichita Fire...
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City of Wichita
July 12, 2017 - 5:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Wichita Fire Department announced the new interim head of the department on Tuesday. Tammy Snow, a Deputy Chief of the Wichita Fire Department, has been selected as the interim replacement for Fire Chief Ron Blackwell who is set to retire from his post as chief on July 14...
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KNSS
May 24, 2017 - 4:59 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – In a letter sent to the City of Wichita, Fire Chief Ron Blackwell has announced that he will retire in July. Blackwell has served as fire chief for nearly 10 years. In the letter Blackwell says "It has been both a challenge and a great honor to be called “Chief”, to work with...
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Dreamstime
March 27, 2017 - 4:05 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - One man suffered critical injuries in a house fire in northeast Wichita Sunday night. Around 10 p.m. firefighters responded to the report of a fire near 23rd and Poplar. Firefighters found the victim in the front part of the house. He was hospitalized for treatment of burns...
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