Mission, "We proudly exist to protect and preserve life and property through dynamic emergency response and excellence in training, preparedness and prevention."
Have a question? Contact us at (913) 971-7900 - non-emergency - Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Olathe's emergency number is 911.
The Olathe Fire Department was established in 1871 and internationally accredited in 2012. In 2016, the City of Olathe became an ISO Class 1 community. As a department, we provide many emergency and non-emergency services like inspections (open burning, permits, KNOX-BOX, etc.), safety education and emergency management using firefighters and administrative staff. We are also home to building codes and community enhancement.
Olathe's fire chief and emergency management director is Jeff DeGraffenreid, Ed.D.
Each day firefighters, working from eight fire trucks, serve Olathe from seven, strategically located fire stations. Firefighters work 24-hour rotating shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. - firefighters are on duty at all times, even holidays. All Olathe firefighters are emergency medical technicians or paramedics. Learn about an Olathe firefighting career.