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Kansas Fire Department Personnel

Personnel (fire department membership) numbers vary by region, by state and even by county. Recruiting is critical to fire department success, see National Volunteer Fire Council’s Make Me a Firefighter and National Volunteer Fire Council’s Recruiting Resources. Check out how your department’s numbers compare to those around you, to see how your recruitment and retention investments are fairing.

This information is based solely upon fire departments that have registered with the National Fire Service Registry. If you have not registered your fire department, please do so, it is free and contributes to a complete picture of the fire services. Check out some Quick Facts from the registry.

Department Type

NOTE: In the USFA National Fire Service Registry data for Kansas there are 28 departments NOT classified, and so NOT included in these statistics. Departments should register as Career, Mostly Career, Volunteer or Mostly Volunteer but we do not have it for these 28 departments .

Volunteer Departments of Kansas

Here are the average numbers of volunteer firefighters for each county within Kansas, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.

County # Volunteer Departments Average Firefighters Highest # Lowest #
Allen 3 18 22 15
Anderson 4 42 112 10
Atchison 3 25 35 14
Barber 5 32 90 10
Barton 5 22 26 18
Bourbon 3 17 33 7
Brown 8 111 773 10
Butler 13 24 55 12
Chase 1 17
Chautauqua 2 13 14 12
Cherokee 7 17 26 4
Cheyenne 2 19 20 18
Clark 2 16 22 9
Clay 5 25 53 11
Cloud 6 23 42 12
Coffey 1 135
Cowley 5 21 29 16
Crawford 12 17 26 9
Decatur 3 21 40 11
Dickinson 10 20 35 7
Doniphan 2 29 32 26
Douglas 4 42 100 13
Edwards 4 18 30 12
Elk 6 22 60 12
Ellis 3 45 96 18
Ellsworth 5 25 40 10
Finney 2 28 45 10
Ford 2 52 90 14
Franklin 7 17 27 10
Geary 3 30 73 7
Gove 3 15 16 14
Graham 1 45
Grant 1 23
Gray 4 28 60 9
Greeley 1 24
Greenwood 5 53 200 8
Hamilton 2 18 20 15
Harper 3 24 25 21
Harvey 5 23 37 16
Haskell 2 23 24 21
Hodgeman 1 14
Jackson 7 19 40 8
Jefferson 11 20 27 12
Jewell 2 16 19 13
Johnson 1 25
Kearny 1 38
Kingman 3 17 23 7
Kiowa 2 30 48 12
Labette 11 22 25 17
Leavenworth 9 23 37 12
Lincoln 5 18 21 14
Linn 4 30 75 11
Logan 2 39 54 24
Lyon 2 23 30 15
Marion 8 15 20 7
Marshall 9 28 50 20
McPherson 8 23 34 10
Meade 3 13 14 12
Miami 3 24 26 23
Mitchell 6 23 39 13
Montgomery 3 57 121 22
Morris 4 23 46 10
Morton 1 23
Nemaha 6 22 28 17
Neosho 4 16 20 12
Ness 3 28 30 25
Norton 3 17 19 16
Osage 8 20 25 6
Osborne 3 18 19 18
Ottawa 5 24 33 9
Pawnee 3 24 48 11
Phillips 6 19 25 17
Pottawatomie 11 19 30 13
Pratt 5 18 24 12
Rawlins 2 15 15 15
Reno 9 22 30 13
Republic 7 20 30 8
Rice 7 41 169 15
Riley 2 91 167 14
Rooks 4 19 28 12
Rush 6 17 23 7
Russell 6 20 25 14
Saline 8 21 42 10
Scott 2 24 27 20
Sedgwick 5 27 36 22
Seward 1 22
Shawnee 6 40 56 19
Sheridan 1 95
Sherman 2 32 48 16
Smith 5 17 20 13
Stafford 4 36 67 15
Stanton 1 27
Stevens 1 30
Sumner 11 18 42 5
Thomas 4 16 30 9
Trego 2 35 63 7
Wabaunsee 8 16 27 10
Wallace 1 20
Washington 10 17 32 12
Wichita 1 27
Wilson 3 19 33 7
Woodson 2 17 19 15
Wyandotte 1 70

Career Departments of Kansas

Here are the average numbers of career firefighters for each county within Kansas, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.

County # Career Departments Average Firefighters Highest # Lowest #
Allen 1 20
Atchison 1 19
Barton 1 30
Bourbon 1 20
Cowley 2 36 37 34
Crawford 1 35
Douglas 1 140
Ellis 1 25
Finney 1 43
Ford 1 25
Franklin 1 29
Geary 2 63 73 52
Harvey 1 50
Jackson 1 27
Johnson 10 80 194 27
Labette 1 19
Leavenworth 2 51 54 48
Lyon 1 63
McPherson 1 36
Miami 1 20
Montgomery 2 21 23 19
Neosho 1 15
Pawnee 1 24
Reno 1 93
Riley 1 86
Saline 1 89
Sedgwick 4 176 447 50
Seward 1 36
Shawnee 2 129 240 18
Sumner 1 19
Wilson 1 14
Wyandotte 2 215 415 15

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Last Updated on July 1, 2023