Archive for May, 2017

KSFFA Regional Fire School – Phillipsburg

KSFFA Regional Fire School
Hosted by Phillipsburg
October 7-8, 2017
Location: Phillipsburg High School – 240 S. 7th St.

October 7 – Saturday Morning – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Farm and Vehicle Extrication – 12 hrs.
  2. Honoring Your Own – 8 hrs.
  3. KSFFA Skills Trailer – 8 hrs.
  4. Pump Ops – 8 hrs.
  5. FRA Class – 4 hrs.

October 7 – Saturday Afternoon – 1:00 p.m.

  1. Farm and Vehicle Extrication, cont.
  2. Honoring Your Own, cont.
  3. KSFFA Skills Trailer, cont.
  4. Pump Ops, cont.
  5. Firefighter Rehab – 4 hrs.

October 8 – Sunday Morning – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Farm and Vehicle Extrication, cont.
  2. Defensive Driving – 4 hrs.
  3. Reading Smoke – 4 hrs.
  4. Ventilation – 4 hrs.

October 8 – Sunday Noon

  1. KSFFA Burn Trailer

Contact: KSFFA Northwest Trustee Justin Couse – 785-526-7810 (home), 785-735-8021 (cell)


  • These courses are offered at no charge.
  • These schools are open to all firefighters/EMS
  • The KSFFA furnishes medical insurance for all participants.
  • The KSFFA is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or equipment.
  • If you desire to have Firefighter One or Two testing, this must be pre-registered through Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.
  • The KSFFA offers fit testing with its porta-count machine at all regional fire school.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Georgia-Pacific Grants for Kansas Departments

The 2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant application period is open for a few more weeks, and we would appreciate your help in making sure eligible departments in Kansas know about the program.

These are no-match grants of up to $10,000 that fund needed gear and equipment for fire departments in communities located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Grants can be used to fund necessities such as turnout gear, breathing apparatus, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, and more. All applicants will also receive a complimentary department membership in the NVFC, courtesy of Georgia-Pacific.

There are Georgia-Pacific facilities in the following locations in Kansas: Blue Rapids.

Fire departments in these communities or within 30 miles of these facilities can apply by going to and submitting the online application by July 7, 2017.

2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Application Period


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Fire department battles fire

Leoti Standard – April 19, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – May 24, 2017

Wichita County Firefighters along with several other volunteers fought a large fire on W and 7 in Wichita County Friday afternoon.


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Roy G. Davidson

Roy G. Davidson, age 87, of Bonner Springs, KS. passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation will be 5pm-7pm Friday, May 19 and Funeral will be 10am Saturday, May 20, both at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Burial in the Chapel Hill memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kansas City, KS. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troup #249, Topeka, KS.

Roy was born on Feb. 17, 1930 in Kansas City, KS. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and was a 1949 graduate of Wyandotte High School. He had been a TV Repairman at Elmer’s TV Repair in Bonner Springs and at Montgomery Wards in Kansas City, MO. Later he worked as a manager at the Bonner Springs Federal Credit Union, retiring in 1998. Roy had volunteered his time with the Edwardsville Fire Department, Bonner Springs Jaycee’s and was a life member of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge #366 and Wyandotte Lodge #3. He had been the Secretary in the Bonner Springs Lodge for over 12 years and also served as Chaplain. Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nadine (Laughery) Davidson in 2009, one brother Charles “Chuck” Wayne Davidson and one grandson Matthew Davidson. Survivors include his two sons; Gene L. Davidson and wife Tammy, and Kenneth W. Davidson all of Bonner Springs. One daughter JoAnne N. Tuck and husband Gary of Tonganoxie, KS., six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.


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David Phillip Warriner

David P. Warriner of “David’s Herbs”, 66, Perry, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home in rural Perry with his family. He was born June 6, 1950 in Lawrence, the son of Charles King and Marian Elizabeth Ford Warriner. David attended Lawrence High School before graduating in 1968 from Ithaca, N.Y. High School and he attended the University of Kansas. He currently served as a 911 Dispatcher for Jefferson County since 2005 and loved serving Jefferson County and the citizens of the county. After moving to Perry in 1983 to pursue his dream of farming. He served as Service Technician for Jefferson County Rural Water District #2 for over 10 years, during that time , “David’s Herbs” was planted in 1985 and grew through the years. David is one of the original vendors of the Topeka Farmer’s Market, starting in 1989. He also worked as a vendor at the Lawrence Farmer’s Market for many years. He was a member and served as Fire Chief for the Kentucky Township Volunteer Fire Department in Perry, retiring after 20 years. David served as a 4-H Leader of the Billtown Go-Getters and served as Gardening Superintendent of Jefferson County 4-H fair for many years. The Warriner family was named 2002 4-H family of the year. Throughout his life , David enjoyed many interests and all who knew him, loved him and his sense of humor. He was married to Susan Lee Blair Beadleston on October 2, 1982 in Lawrence, She survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Matt (Juli) Beadleston, San Antonio, TX, Scott (Chandra) Beadleston, Shawnee, KS, one daughter, Elizabeth Kelley, Perry, KS, one brother, Doug Warriner, Denver, CO, one sister, Ruth Singleton, Kansas City, MO, and eight grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Perry American Legion Post #142, Perry. Memorials suggested to David P. Warriner, Memorial Fund, or to Jefferson County 4-H Foundation or to Kentucky Township Fire Department in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.


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Osawatomie Fire Department receives $1,000 from Walmart

By Charity Keitel
Miami County Republic – April 19, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – May 24, 2017

The Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department is one step closer to updating its old equipment after receiving a $1,000 grant from Paola Walmart as part of the retailer’s community grant program.

According to a press release on April 12, city officials learned the department was being selected as a grant recipient earlier in the week. The funds will be used to purchase a fire hose and nozzle for the fire department.

“This is the second year we have applied and been awarded the Walmart grants,” Osawatomie Fire Chief Brian Love said in the press release. “Last year, we received $1,500 from three different Walmart grant applications, and the money is being allocated for public relations. The fire hose and nozzle that we will receive from this grant will replace worn equipment on the city’s lead fire truck. We appreciate Walmart and their willingness to help support our operations.”

The Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department has been providing fire and rescue services to the residents of Osawatomie and Miami County Rural Fire District No. 1 since 1896, according to the press release. Volunteers are ready to respond 24 hours a day, every day, to assist those in need.

According to the press release, the department services approximately 100 square miles of territory, answering medical and fire calls as well as other incidents within the city limits and in rural areas surrounding Osawatomie.


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Wet electrical wires set alarm off at school

By Jason E. Silvers
Fort Scott Tribune – May 13, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – May 24, 2017

Staff and students at the Christian Learning Center had an unusual interruption in the school day Thursday.

A fire alarm that sounded about 1:30 p.m. in the school, located at 3200 Liberty Bell Road, was reported to county dispatch, sending the Scott Township Fire Department to the school.

According to initial scanner reports, there were no visible flames or smoke upon arrival of emergency responders to the school.

Scott Township Fire Chief Tom Applegate said later Thursday the fire alarm was activated after exposed wiring on the floor got wet from water due to recent rainfall. Applegate said some remodeling is taking place in a portion of the school.

Electricians completing the work on the remodeling responded to the school to fix the issue, Applegate said.

“There was some wiring on the floor from remodeling,” he said. “Electricians doing the work came out and fixed everything. There was no fire…it was some water from a door or window.”

The school followed the standard protocol of evacuating the building during a fire alarm. Applegate said all students complied and there were no reported injuries during the incident.

“They evacuated the building until we gave the OK to go back in,” he said. “They were outside about 30-45 minutes. They followed protocol.”

The Christian Learning Center is a private religious school that serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students.


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