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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410
Rural fire volunteers taking a car window out
The Ellis County Fire Department's firefighters protect life and property by performing 24-hour, on-call duties that include:
  • Firefighting
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • Preventing fires 
  • Providing emergency aid

Maintenance, Compensation & Training
Firefighters also maintain fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. They are paid per call at the end of each month. ISO standards mandate that every volunteer firefighter attend at least two hours of training every month.

Applicant Regulations
Firefighter applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be residents of Ellis County
  • Consent to a background check
  • Meet physical demands of the fire / rescue job performance
  • Possess a valid driver's license