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State Burn Ban in effect
for the City of Mulvane, Butler County, Sedgwick County and Cowley County.
Kansas Administrative Regulation (K.A.R.)
28-19-645a, Open Burning Restrictions
for Certain Counties During the Month of
April, is a new regulation in support of
the State of Kansas Flint Hills Smoke
Management Plan (SMP) that was formally
adopted by the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment (KDHE) on
December 29, 2010.
Burning that will continue to be allowed
in these counties during April include
agricultural burning related to the
management of prairie or grasslands
(range or pasture management) and
conservation reserve program (CRP)
burning activities. Restricted
activities include burning of materials
such as land clearing debris, crop
residues, construction debris, fire
fighter training burns, and yard waste.
Existing exemptions in K.A.R.
28-19-647(a)(1) and (a)(2) have been
retained in the proposed new regulation
as K.A.R. 28-19-645a(b)(2) and allow for
the following: (1) open burning on a
residential premise containing five or
less dwelling units and incidental to
the normal habitation of the dwelling
units; and (2) open burning for cooking
or ceremonial purposes on public or
private lands regularly used for
recreational purposes. Other exemptions
may be considered on a case-by-case
basis for certain activities, of which
the burning of storm debris would be a
good example of a possible qualifying
Burn activities not
explicitly exempted in the new
regulation will be subject to review and
approval by the KDHE. Any proposed burn
activity must be proven to be necessary,
to be in the public interest, and not to
be prohibited by any local government or
local fire authority.
April burn activities involving
nonagricultural land clearing debris and
construction debris in Johnson,
Wyandotte, and Sedgwick counties will be
subject to review and approval by the
respective local authorities.
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Wednesday March 26th, 2014
Mulvane Fire & EMS Sub-station #2 is open for
business. Shown here staffed with E-403 and A-452.
First run out of the new station was less than 24 hours later,
an EMS call early Thursday morning.
Mulvane Community Blood Drive on Saturday,
March 29th at St. Michael's Catholic Church from 9am -1pm. We
need more donors to sign up and donate and help us reach our
goal of collecting 25 pints of blood. Donors can call 1-800-Red
Cross to sign up.
Find and schedule a local blood drive here!
Grass fires continue due to dry conditions and
More Photos here!
Grain Engulfment training from Kansas
University Fire Service Training.
More Photos here!
Garry Brownlee, our department photographer!
Round haybale fire on
Superbowl Sunday. Fire appears to have been started by a passing
train in the same location of the January ROW fires.
More photos here!
Ice storms hits hard
on highways causing multiple rollover accidents.
More Pictures Here.
Dry conditions & windy
conditions are causing Red Flag warnings. Train started 7
different Right of Way fires between Mulvane and Udall.
Fire units from
Mulvane, Cowley County FD #4 (Udall), Sumner County FD #9 (Belle Plaine)
& Winfield assisted on the alarm.
Link to a web page
giving a shout out to Mulvane EMS!
Mulvane Fire & EMS - West substation #2 coming
along nicely. Should be open next month!