Archive for April, 2015

KCK firefighter wins case of beer – to be delivered by Clydesdales

Wyandotte Daily News – April 30, 2015

A Kansas City, Kan., firefighter has won a case of beer – to be delivered next week to his doorstep by a team of Budweiser Clydesdales.

Brandon Rogers, 22, a Kansas City, Kan., resident, said he was half-asleep when the call came today telling him that he won the contest.

He entered the contest after hearing about it at his apartment complex near The Legends Outlets.

“I just guess I was pretty excited,” Rogers said. “I think it would be pretty cool to see the Clydesdales.”

Rogers added he was a Budweiser fan. “That’s my favorite beer,” he said.

Beer distributor Wil Fischer Companies of Kansas sponsored the contest, he said.

The plan is to have a team of Clydesdale horses deliver the beer by going through Village West Parkway to the apartment’s clubhouse next Thursday (the event at the clubhouse is a private event), according to Rogers. He said that will also depend on the weather that day.

The Clydesdales will stop off at several restaurants at The Legends Outlets, dropping off cases of beer, according to the beer distributor.

Rogers is a native of Kansas City, Kan. He attended John F. Kennedy Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School and Basehor High School. He received his firefighter EMT certification after attending classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

There will be several opportunities for area residents to watch the Clydesdales next week at the Village West area, according to Lane Pratt, vice president with the Wil Fischer Distributing Co.

Pratt said he received all the entries for this contest, and this morning, had a computer pick one, and it turned out to be Brandon Rogers.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, parading through The Legends Outlets area. They are scheduled to be at the Lone Star steakhouse, Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s and Hooters, as well as at Danny’s Bar and Grill.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to be at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, where they will be outside the casino, he said.

They also are scheduled to be at the Kansas Speedway greeting fans from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in front of the entrance area.

Pratt said the public is welcome to watch the Clydesdales at these public locations. If it rains, they will not be out in the weather, he added.

Retirement Reception

Retirement Reception

Norton Fire Chief Mitch Jones

May 27, 2015 – 4 to 6 PM

Norton Eagles Club

45 years as a firefighter and 25 as chief of department

KSFFA Regional Fire School in Meade

KSFFA Regional Fire School
Hosted by Meade County Fire Department
May 2-3, 2015
Meade High School – 409 School Addition

Our new KSFFA  skills trailer will be in Meade for fire school. Come join us for some awesome free training. You wanted more hands on and with this new training aid we will be able to make that happen. Click on photo to view full-size image.

Our new KSFFA skills trailer will be in Meade for fire school. Come join us for some awesome free training. You wanted more hands on and with this new training aid we will be able to make that happen. Click on photo to view full-size image.

Saturday Morning – May 2 – 8 a.m.

1.  Engine Company Operations for Small Departments – 8 hrs.
2.  Pump Operations – 8 hrs.
3.  Firefighter Safety & Survival – 8 hrs – Full PPE Required
4.  Basic Rappelling – 12 hrs
5.  FRA Training Class

Saturday Afternoon – May 2 – 1 p.m.

1.  Engine Company Operations – cont.
2.  Pump Operations – cont.
3.  Firefighter Safety & Survival – cont.
4.  Basic Rappelling – cont.

Sunday Morning – May 3 – 8 a.m.

1.  Building Construction & Structural Collapse – 4 hrs
2.  Vehicle Fires – 4 hrs
3.  Basic Rappelling – cont.
4.  Fire Cause Determination – 4 hrs

Sunday Afternoon – May 3 – Noon

1.  Fire Grounds – KSFFA Burn Trailer – Full PPE Required

Motel – Moon Mist Motel – 804 West Carthage

FF 1 and 2 Testing offered – Must pre-register through KU Fire Training

Free Fit Testing Offered.

For more information contact Troy Wolf, KSFFA Southwest Trustee –
(620) 492-1861

Wichita firefighters assaulted while responding to call

By John Boyd
KWCH – April 30, 2015

Wichita firefighters are assaulted while responding to a man having chest pains.

It happened Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of N. Waco.

Firefighters were dispatched to a call of a man in his mid-20s having chest pains.

When firefighters and EMS workers arrived, they were assaulted by the man.

They put out a trouble call and Wichita police responded. The man was arrested. The man had drugs in his wallet. Police also believe he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

No one was hurt.

Putting out the fire

Anthony Republican – April 15, 2015
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – April 30, 2015

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Dan Cashier, Anthony firefighter, is shown putting out a fire this past Saturday, 1 mile south and 1 mile west of Chaparral.

Coffey County Fire District No. 1 report

Coffey County Republican – April 21, 2015
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – April 30, 2015

Station 6, Lebo, responded to a grass fire at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at I-35 mile marker 146.

Station 6, Lebo, responded to a grass fire at 6:16 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the intersection of 27th Street and Blackbird Road.

Station 6, Lebo, responded to a grass fire at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at I-35 mile marker 155.

Station 5, LeRoy, responded to a gas leak at 3:26 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the 900 block of B Street in LeRoy.

Station 3, Burlington, responded to a carbon monoxide check at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, April 19, in the 800 block of Garrettson Street in Burlington.

No one injured after office fire in Leawood

KSHB – April 30, 2015

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No one was injured after a small fire was reported Thursday morning at a dentist office.

The fire happened at 5201 College Blvd. in Leawood, Kan.

Firefighters said the fire was extinguished shortly after arriving. It is believed the fire started due to an electrical problem.