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Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1 Independence Division
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Montgomery County Rural Fire District 1

• Independence Division •

Bill Caflisch - Independence 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 charley@comgen.com
Last Updated: Sunday December 1, 2002

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.

We are the Innovators in providing Fire/Rescue services in the northern half of Montgomery County, responding with Independence EMS on all Rescue calls within their response area in the county.

Our Division began providing rescue services in the late 1970's, beginning with a "Jaws of Life" rescue tool placed in our station by the Sheriff's department, after riding around and collecting dust in the trunks of various patrol cars.

With continuing upgrades over the years, and through generous donations from the Independence Township, and private donations, as well as hundreds of hours of training, we have grown to be one of the top ranking Rescue providers in Southeast Kansas.

Special Thanks goes out to David Cowan - Director of Independence EMS, and Staff, The City of Independence Police Department - E-911 Dispatch and Staff, and the Independence Township Board for their Support to our Department!

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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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