Welcome to Johnson Country Fire District #1

Johnson County Fire District #1 serves Southwest Johnson County, KS which include the city's of Gardner and Edgerton. We proudly serve a population of over 20,000. With the ONLY true Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus in the County we also serve New Century Air Center which is now the 5th busiest airport in the State of Kansas.

Burn Bans and Permits PDF Print Email

Most of Johnson County Fire District #1 falls into what the county classifies as an "unincorporated" area. The county requires that burn permits be issued for ANY outside burning in unincorporated areas. The city of Gardner, Edgerton and New Century Air Center are exceptions to this as they are cities and fall under local ordinance.

Burn permits are FREE and only require a phone call to the Fire District to obtain. We only issue permits to areas we provide fire protection too.

Please call on the day you would like to burn, the permits are issued for the same day only and are good from dawn to dusk.

Smoke alarm safety PDF Print Email

Learn About Smoke Alarms  

Why should I have a working smoke alarm?

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

Last Updated ( Monday, 12 March 2012 09:36 )
Tornado safety
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Thursday, 14 January 2010 15:15
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Information collected from the National Fire Safety Council, Inc.

About Tornadoes:

tornado 1Tornados occur when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cold front. Tornadoes tend to strike during the spring or summer months and most often between the hours of 3 and 9 pm, but have been known to happen at any time.

Tornadoes can be spotted by people or by Doppler radar equipment, which can predict where a tornado is located, its speed, and wind strength.

Those who are in the most danger are those who are in automobiles, mobile homes, the elderly, the young, people who are physically or mentally impaired, and people who do not understand the warning because of language barriers.

A tornado is a strong force of nature that can strike anytime, anywhere, and more than once. Within a matter of seconds it can injure, kill, and destroy!

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending between, and in contact with, a cloud and the surface of the earth.

Tornadoes are generally spawned by thunderstorms, though they have been known to occur without the presence of lightning. The stronger tornadoes attain an awe-inspiring intensity, with wind speeds that exceed 200 mph and in extreme cases may approach 300 mph.

The United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes worldwide, with about 1,000 occurring every year.

Tornadoes can come one at a time, or in clusters, and they can vary greatly in length, width, direction of travel, and speed. They can leave a path 50 yards wide or over a mile wide. They may touch down for only a matter of seconds, or remain in contact with the ground for over an hour.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 24 May 2014 10:13 )