Mulvane Emergency Services

 1905                 2015

110 Years of Volunteer Fire Service

ISO Class 3 / 5

Mulvane, Kansas

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Frequently Ask Questions

How do I schedule to use the M.E.S. training room?
We no longer rent out the training room for private parties.
How do I get a Home Day Care inspection?
Call 777-1551 or 777-4897.  You may download the information here.
How do I get a business inspection or report a fire hazard?
Call 777-1551 or 777-4897.
How do I get a Pyrotechnic Permit for an indoor display?
What is the CIty's requirements on installing Fire Hydrants?
General Hydrant requirements.  Muller Storz Hydrants.
Why are the Fire Hydrant Caps painted different colors?
It gives firefighters a quick reference to the water capacity of the hydrant.  Our caps are painted to NFPA standards.  Blue is best, 1,500 GPM +, Green is 1,500 - 1,000 GPM, Orange is 1,000 - 500 GPM, and Red is 500 GPM or less.


Can I burn in the City of Mulvane and how do I get a permit?
You may purchase a burn permit from City Hall for $10. Click here read the City Ordinance.

How do I get a burn permit in Sumner County?

If you live in Fire District #12, you may call 777-4262 and give the dispatcher your information.  There are no fee's in Sumner County.  Elsewhere in Sumner County you just need to call 911 and the dispatchers will take your information.


How do I get a burn permit in Sedgwick County?

You must stop by a Sedgwick County Fire Station and fill out a permit.

What is the ISO rating for the City of Mulvane?
City of Mulvane has an ISO rating of 3.  Fire Dist. #12 (Gore Township) has a rating of 5/10.    To read more about this go our ISO page.
I live in the county, how come the closest Fire Department to my home doesn't always respond?
Fire districts were formed many years ago, usually by Townships.  Mulvane Emergency Services is responsible for the City of Mulvane and Sumner County Fire District #12 (northern portion of Gore Township).  Rural areas surrounding Mulvane to the North and to the West are not in our first response area.  We do have Mutual Aid agreements with Sumner County Fire District #9 (Belle Plaine) and Sedgwick County Fire District #1 as well as Derby, Udall & Rose Hill Fire Departments.  We gladly respond to these areas if we are requested by the responsible agencies.  Since Mulvane has it's own 911 system, most of these calls do not go through our dispatchers.  We have to be notified by either Sumner or Sedgwick County 911 centers.
Why does Mulvane Ambulance respond into areas but not the Fire Department?
Mulvane EMS is responsible for a much larger demographic area and has a different taxing base than the Fire Department.  Mulvane EMS also does Paramedic assists with other E.M.S. agencies. 
How do I schedule a Station Tour?
Call 777-1551.

hat's it like being a Volunteer Firefighter for Mulvane Emergency Services?

How many people are on the Fire Department?
We have three staff officers, the Director of Public Safety, Fire Captain and a Fire Lieutenant.  One of them is at work Mon-Sat from 6 am - 6 pm.  They are supported by 30 + volunteer firefighters, 8 fire reserves and 3 resource members.  

Who can become a member?
Anyone over the age of 14 can apply to join the reserve program.  Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to join the Fire Department.  To join E.M.S. you must be a minimum of a Kansas State Certified E.M.T.   

What is the application process like?
You will need to do the following:

bullet Complete and return an application
bullet  Attend a 40 hour new member class
bulletBe approved by the Chief
bulletPass a background check

Do the volunteers receive any reimbursement for expenses?
Each member receives $4.00 for each call and $5.00 for each training meeting that they attend.  The reimbursements are paid the first meeting in December.  An extra $0.25 is paid for each of the following qualifications; EMT, FF-1, FF-2, Driver Operator, and certain elected & appointed positions.

How many hours would I have to put in?
We have a monthly business meeting on the 1st Thursday of each month followed by a 2 hour training session.  We have 3 hour training sessions on the 3rd Thursday evenings of each month.  Alternate meetings on the Saturday Mornings can be held following any regular scheduled meeting.  Members missing more that 3 months in a row can be automatically terminated.  There are no set hours required.

Am I expected to respond while Iím at work?
No.  Although we have a few people whose employers do allow them to respond during work hours, the vast majority respond during their off hours.

Am I on call during certain hours or on certain days?
We do not have set shifts where we require people to be on call.  We expect you to respond if available.  We understand that people have other responsibilities and if we arrive on a scene and find that we donít have enough people, we will call for mutual aid.

What type of training will I receive?
Each new member of the department is required to go through 40 hours of initial recruit training.  We have various types of training taught on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. You will also be required to maintain a current CPR, First Aid and Hazardous Material Awareness Level training which are taught in-house.  You will also have the opportunity to attend training taught outside the department such as emergency medical training, regional and state fire schools, and KU Fire Service Training courses.  All new members are to be certified to FF-1 level within 5 years of membership.

How soon would I be able to respond to calls?
After your 40 hours of initial training are complete, you will receive a pager and can then start responding to calls.

When can I start driving the fire trucks?
New Members are on a 1 year probation period.  During this time they are expected to learn the equipment on the trucks and how to operate them.  When  the member is released from probation they can be checked off for driving.   Members must be certified on each vehicle before they are allowed to drive it.  We also require an annual recertification on each unit for all members.

Will I be expected to go into burning buildings after my initial training?
NO!  You will remain a trainee for six months.  During that six months you will be performing most other actions on any emergency scene.  You should never attempt to do anything that you donít feel comfortable doing.

 Am I covered by insurance?
Yes.  All members are covered by workerís compensation insurance for on-duty accidents.  As of July 1st, 2016, Kansas Workman's Compensation pays volunteers the maximum benefit of $627 per week.  The Kansas death maximum benefit is $300,000.   

The Mulvane Firefighterís Relief Association carries on-duty disability insurance with a $275,000 death policy and a weeky max benefit of $1,000 per week.  We also carry an Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy that is in effect 24/7 with a death benefit of $250,000.  These payments starts immediately and cover in addition to worker's compensation. 

The Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) death benefit as of Oct. 2016 is $343,589.  The PSOB benefit covers you on any call and if you have a heart attack within 24 hours of your last call.  This is also referred to as the Homeland Hero's Act. 

The Kansas State Firefighters Association (KSFFA) has a $65,000 death benefit (Jan. 2017) for members performing an activity of the organization.

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