Leaders of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical want to hear what residents think about the department and its future.
The department will stage a public meeting at noon Thursday at Fire Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave. Lunch will be provided.
A representative from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International will facilitate the meeting. Leaders are putting on the meeting as part of a process to develop a long-term strategic plan that will create measurable goals and objectives for the department. Leaders want to hear expectations, priorities and concerns that the department should be focusing on for the future.