Tag: Johnson County Fire District No. 1

Fire district, city officials debate merits of merger

Danedri Thompson [email protected] It will take three or four years before the mill levy...

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Fire crews respond to Sunflower Elementary

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Johnson County Fire District No. 1 engines responded to...

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Gardner continues budget review with police, parks, public works

Mark Taylor [email protected] The Gardner Aquatic Center’s lap lane pool may need an estimated $250,000 to $300,000 in repair work. Jeff Stewart, parks and recreation director, told council members during a June 25 budget...

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Staff photo by Mark Taylor The Gardner Rotary Club is sponsoring Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at Johnson County Fire District No. 1’s New Century AirCenter station. Pictured is Cherlyn White-Conklin, Rotary...

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Emergency response training comes to town

Danedri Thompson [email protected] When a massive tornado demolished Greensburg, Kan. in 2006, citizen volunteers conducted search and rescue efforts that recovered two survivors. The citizens were trained through a...

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Firefighters respond to 2 false alarms at Wheatridge

Mark Taylor [email protected] Johnson County Fire District No. 1 responded to two automatic fire alarms at Wheatridge Middle School on Nov. 7. According to Battalion Chief Trig Morley, both alarms were false. He said the...

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Fire district’s proposed mill levy increase excludes Gardner taxpayers

Mark Taylor [email protected] Johnson County Fire District No. 1 is proposing a 13.839 mill levy for the 2012 budget year. That includes 10.914 mills for the district’s operating budget plus an increase of 2.925 mills for...

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Fire services becomes fire district function

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Gardner is officially out of the fire protection business. As of Friday, Nov. 26, the city’s fire services merged with Johnson County Fire District No. 1. The city inked a lease service...

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Council hammers out details of fire merger agreement

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Gardner City Council members and Johnson County Fire District No. 1 board members hammered out details of an agreement that would consolidate fire services of the two entities and lease...

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