Potawatomi Fire Department Celebrates 30 Years at Open House This Weekend

October 05, 2010 –






MAYETTA:  The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department will celebrate 30 years of service to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation at an open house this coming Saturday in conjunction with activities during 2010 Fire Prevention Week taking place this week.


The fire department was established in 1980 as a volunteer fire department made up of community members who laid the foundation for the professional, round the clock service that the community has today.  The department is made up of 20 highly skilled firefighters that are also trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.  The primary function of the department is fire suppression and providing emergency medical services to the community.  The department also has members that are trained in technical rescue, hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, and wildland firefighting.


This year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme is, “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with.”  On Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the department will be hosting an open house for the community.  A special presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in recognition of the department’s 30 years of service.  In addition, there will be emergency vehicles on display from Northeast Kansas, military recruiters along with military and civilian aircraft on static display.  Fun and games including live demonstrations, activities for the family and inflatable’s for the kids.  Hotdogs, chips, drinks and ice cream will be served.


For more information call the Fire Department at 785.966.2164.