Emergency Dial 911
Phone: non-emergency call 785-742-7417
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Shear, Fire Chief Ryan Shockley, Asst. Chief Shawn Babb, Asst. Chief
411 Oregon St
Hiawatha, KS 66434
The Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Department has been in service for over 100 years, serving Hiawatha and the surrounding community. The fire department is located at 411 Oregon Street.
The fire department consists of 19 members, including Fire Chief Gary Shear, two assistant chiefs and eight truck captains. The Fire Department responds to fires within the City of Hiawatha, Hiawatha Township, Padonia Township, and the Sac & Fox Indian Reservation.
The department makes over 100 calls per year within their area, as well as providing and receiving mutual aid from the surrounding departments. The department has two 1250-gallon-per-minute pumpers, a 65-foot Snorkel Unit, two tanker units, three rural units, and one quick attack unit.
The station at the Brown County Ag Musuem houses three antique fire units. One of the units, purchased by Hiawatha in 1928, is an American La France fire unit placed on a GMC truck chassis. There is also a 1930 La France fire unit, donated by local high school graduate Charles Cobin and his wife. The last unit is a 1961 Chevrolet pumper donated by the Fred Bollinger Estate. These units are maintained in running condition for local parades and other city events.
The department is always open for volunteers to join, and is an equal opportunity employer. Stop by City Hall for an application. The department is a member of the Kansas Firefighters association, and the Brown County Fire Chiefs association.
Call 9-1-1 for emergencies or call (785) 742-7417 for non-emergency information.