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Archive for Sunday, March 25, 2001

WKD FIRE DEPARTMENT FACTS

March 25, 2001

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Eudora Township: Volunteer department with 20 members; covers about 48.5 square miles; class 9 ranking.

Grant Township: Contracts with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical; covers about 15 square miles; will pay Lawrence about $21,000 in 2001.

Kanwaka Township: Volunteer department with 20 members; covers 45 square miles, class 9.

Lecompton Township: Volunteer department with 21 members; 50 square miles; class 8 within Lecompton city limits, class 9 elsewhere.

Marion Township: Contracts with Osage City Fire Department; covers 70 square miles.

Palmyra Township: Volunteer department with 25 members; covers 80 square miles; class 9 within five miles of the fire station, class 10 in the rest of township.

Wakarusa Township: Staffed fire department; five paid employees, about 20 volunteers; covers 37 square miles; class 9.

Willow Springs Township: Volunteer department with 13 members; covers about 63 square miles; class 9 within five miles of the station, class 10 elsewhere.

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