Fire Department

Department Services

Our Fire Department offers quality: 

  • Emergency rescue
  • Fire prevention education
  • Fire protection
  • Inspections
  • Suppression operations

Liberal's fire department provides fire protection to the City of Liberal with vehicle extrication and rescue services within the City.


Today's operation of the Liberal Fire Department includes 21 full-time employees, consisting of: 

  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Marshall
  • Deputy Chief of Operations
  • 3 Captains
  • 15 full-time firefighters
  • 20 volunteer firefighters

Fire Station

Liberals fire department operates out of 2 stations: 

  • Station #1 opened and manned in December 2008
  • Station #2 opened and manned in October 1999

These stations are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberal Fire Department is to support the goals of the City of Liberal by protecting life, property and the environment through the activities of education, training, prevention, preparedness and incident mitigation.

Services we perform and programs that we offer:

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector distribution and installation: The detectors are provided via the Housing Department "Safe at Home" program. We are a distribution point and if necessary we can assist the home owner with the proper location and installation.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Training: We own a Bullard fire extinguisher training prop. We have several personnel who are able to provide both classroom training and hands-on training in the use of portable fire extinguishers in the workplace or home.

Fire Safety Presentation (Adult & Child): We provide fire safety presentations over any fire related topic to small groups These can be tailored to any age ranging from children to the elderly.

Station Tours: We conduct station tours at our facility to groups of nearly any size.

Apparatus Displays/ Parades: We can have apparatus on display at public gatherings or events. We also often place our apparatus in parades on request.

Fire Prevention Inspections: On request we can provide fire prevention inspections to homes or daycare providers.

Burn Permits: Residents of the city can call for burn permits within state issued guidelines for authorized burning of vegetation and tree limbs.

Hydrant Flows and Pressure: Often we receive requests for current tested hydrant flows and water system pressures. Theses are often in conjunction with new construction designs for fire sprinkler systems.

Services we do not perform:

Infant Car Seat Loan Program & Car Seat Installation.

Tree Limb Pick-up & Removal.

Fill swimming pools.

Water Flow or Sewer Problems. 

  1. Fire Department

    Physical Address
    110 W 15th Street
    Liberal, KS 67901

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 2199
    Liberal, KS 67905

    Fax: 620-626-0568

Contact Us

  1. Kelly Kirk

    Fire Chief

    Fire Department

    110 W 15th St
    Liberal, KS 67901

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 2199
    Liberal, KS 67905

    Phone: 620-626-0128

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (Excluding Holidays)

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