Sherman County Rural Fire Department

Fire/Rescue services in Sherman County are provided by Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District #1. The department which was organized in 1968, is governed by a Fire Board consisting of five members that are appointed by the Sherman County Commission.

The department is supported by approximately 54 paid per-call Firefighters with one fulltime Fire Chief located at Goodland Fire Station #2. Brewster Fire Station #1 and Kanorado Fire Station #3 are managed by a paid per-call Fire Chiefs. The department averages 300 fire/rescue calls a year with a protection area of approximately 1,000 square miles and a population of 5,917 people. The department also takes care of multiple travelers along I-70, Hwy 24, and Hwy 27. 

Each firefighter earns $26.00 for every call they respond to and every training they attend. If a call or training lasts more than three hours, each member then earns $10.00 an hour for each hour worked. Each member is protected with life insurance and disability through the Kansas State Firefighters Relief Program. Each member can also earn a pension/retirement after 20 years of service. 

Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District #1 is operated by three fire stations:

·        Brewster Fire Station #1 (Eastern Region) located at 225 Manchester Rd. Brewster, KS 67732

·        Goodland Fire Station #2 (Central Region) located at 1006 Center Ave. Goodland, KS 67735 

·        Kanorado Fire Station #3 (Western Region) located at 304 Main Street Kanorado, KS 67741

The three station protection areas are shown in the map below.  Although each region has a primary station that dispatch will contact first in the event of a fire or emergency, other stations may also be contacted to assist or provide mutual aid if the fire/emergency requires it. 

Goodland Fire Station #2 is home to the Kansas State Fire Marshal Task Force 7 Group. This group is tasked with assisting all technical rescue related emergencies in an 18-county region in Northwest Kansas. The group is trained in confined space, structural collapse, trench rescue, along with high and low angle rope rescue operations.

Goodland Fire Station #2 also houses the Western Region Training Program Coordinator with the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. This position brings valuable training resources to the Western Region of Kansas.

Each station’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) Public Protection Classification is listed below:

·        Kanorado Fire Station #3 has an ISO classification of a 6

·        Goodland Fire Station #2 has an ISO classification of a 3

·        Brewster Fire Station #1 has an ISO classification of a 7

For more information regarding the three stations, please select one of the stations listed in the left margin.

You can also follow the Sherman County Rural Fire Department on Facebook where activities and information are regularly posted.