Volunteer Firefighters

Ellis County residents depend on volunteer firefighters to respond when emergencies arise.

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; and
  • Providing emergency aid.

Maintenance, Compensation & Training

Firefighters 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. 

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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

Apply Today

Apply to be a Paid-Per-Call Firefighter by completing the online Firefighter Application or download the paper ECFD Firefighter Application and submit via email or drop it off at our office: 1105 E. 22nd St, Hays, KS 67601

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