Fire Department

Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department

The Osawatomie Fire Department is composed of 24 paid-per-call firefighters and operates from a single station located at 7th & Walnut.  The department serves approximately 7,500 residents within a 109 square mile area, including the City of Osawatomie and adjacent areas of rural Miami County.  The department responds to fire, hazardous material, EMS, rescue, water rescue and ice rescue incidents.  

The Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification (ISO) rating for the City of Osawatomie is 04/4X, which places the city in the top 12% of PPC ratings held by cities in the State of Kansas. This rating is a direct result of the city's investment in their fire department and infrastructure.   

The department represents both the City of Osawatomie and Miami County Rural Fire District #1. The city funds equipment and personnel for city calls and the rural fire district funds equipment and personnel for rural incidents. The fire department averages 175 calls for service a year.

First Responder

The Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department is a primary responder to all fire incidents in or district and have mutual aid agreements with other agencies to provide any additional resources that may be required.

Water Rescue

The Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department is also the home of Miami County Water Rescue, a joint effort between the City of Osawatomie and Miami County Rural Fire District #1. It provides surface rescue as well as scuba rescue and recovery ability for water or ice rescues.

Incident Reports

To receive an emailed copy of your incident report, please email your request to [email protected] AND [email protected], including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your relation to the incident (owner, owner's lawyer, owner's insurance agent)
  • Your phone number
  • Incident date
  • Incident address

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Brian Love Fire Chief
Brian Mersman Assistant Fire Chief