Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1 Independence Division
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Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1 • Independence Division • Bill Caflisch • Division Chief

124˝ North 25th. Street
Independence, Kansas 67301

Scanner: 155.235 & 155.265 Mhz
Phone: 316-331-4461 (non-emergency calls only) (ALL EMERGENCY CALLS: Dial 911)
Webmaster: Charley Hixon - FF/EMT
Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2001

In Case of Emergency: DIAL 911

About the Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1 Independence Division

The Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1 - Independence Division, along with 6 other Divisions in the County located in Cherryvale, Dearing, Havana, Liberty, Sycamore, and Tyro, proudly protect, and serve the Citizens and Visitors of Montgomery County Kansas.

We operate out of the Independence Division which is one of Seven Division Stations in Montgomery County that protect a primarily rural area.

Our Department is a Public Department governed by a Fire Board of Trustees under the direction of the Montgomery County Commissioners.

Our Vehicles include: 2 Grass Units, 1 Pumper, 1 Mini Pumper, 1 Tanker, 1 Portable Air Cascade Truck, and 1 Rescue Unit.

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Accident & Extrication Photos

MDA Boot Block & Parade Photos 2000 & 2001

Incidents by Day of the Week 1995 - 1999

Incident Sumary 1995-1999

Incident Sumary for 2000


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In Memorium

Our Dispatched Methods:

  • Paged by The City of Independence Police Dept. (E-911)
  • Fire Dept. Dispatch in Station with Paging System

Our Services:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Search and Rescue
  • Extrication
  • Air Ambulance Ground Safety Team
  • Air Ambulance Landing Zone Setup
  • Respond with Independence EMS on all MVA's and Rescue Calls within their boundaries
  • Trained Kansas Certified EMT's and First Responders

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