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The Garden City Fire Department is responsible for the following:

  • Administrative Services
  • Fire Prevention
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fire suppression
  • Technical Rescue
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Airport Rescue and Firefighting
  • Vehicle Extraction
  • Investigative Division
  • Training Division
  • Assisting agency for Finney County Emergency Medical Services

The Department provides full service to the city of Garden City 8.84 square miles and Finney County consisting of  1,302 square miles through two locations; Central Fire Station, 302 North 9th Street, and Labrador Fire Station at 1605 East Mary.  Service to the Garden City Regional Airport is provided at the GCRA Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station located at 2225 south Air Service Road.

The most recent Public Protection Classification Survey (PPC) was completed in March 2016 resulting in an ISO rating of 2 effective September 1, 2016.  

Fire Chief Allen Shelton directs all activities designed to fulfill the Department’s mission.

The Department’s Mission Statement is
“to assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire and potential disasters or events that affect the community and environment.”


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Fire Chief
Allen Shelton
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Administrative Assistant
Cynthia Beesley
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Garden City Fire Department
302 N. 9th St.
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone 620-276-1140
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