Emergency Services

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  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency medical care
  • The Special Operations Group provides technical rescues such as trench, confined space, swift water, breaking and breaching heavy objects, building collapse and more. Olathe rescue technicians are part of a regional initiative including fire departments from:
    • Central Jackson County, Missouri
    • Kansas City, Missouri
    • Kansas City, Kansas
    • Olathe, Kansas
  • The hazardous materials team handles situations involving chemical leaks, releases or spills
  • The explosive ordnance disposal team (bomb squad) renders safe anything explosive or potentially explosive

Every Olathe firefighter is an emergency medical technician or a paramedic to provide basic and advanced life support services for those who are ill or injured. Firefighters also work closely with Johnson County Med-Act to provide timely, emergency medical care in time of need.

The Johnson County Emergency Communications Center provides fire and medical dispatch services throughout Johnson County.

"Ride-along" opportunities may be available for other career or volunteer firefighters; students enrolled in an emergency services curriculum; or, Community Emergency Response Team members. Ride-along details:

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