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Fire Prevention Week tips

Do you know two ways out of your home in case of a fire? Are your smoke detector batteries up to date? How can you detect carbon monoxide in your home? You can get answers to all these questions, and more, on the Overland Park Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week webpage. The department recognizes Fire […]

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Stay safe from fire during this abnormally warm, dry December

This December has been warmer than usual, a departure from the typical cold weather this time of year. However, it has also brought an increased risk of fire. Unseasonably high temperatures, along with windy and dry conditions, mean residents need to be careful with fire. The Overland Park Fire Department urges the public to be […]

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Fire Station 48 now serving southern Overland Park

A new fire station is now in service in southern Overland Park, helping support growing emergency needs in the area. The Overland Park Fire Department opened Fire Station 48, near 175th and Quivira, on Monday, Nov. 29. Located on the campus of Blue Valley Southwest High School, the station reflects a unique partnership between the […]

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OPFD celebrates fire prevention week with a virtual open house

The Overland Park Fire Department is getting creative in the pandemic. Typically, the Fire Department invites the community to an open house during National Fire Prevention Week in order to educate residents about how to keep their families, friends and property safe. This year, the department presents a virtual open house. Visit the open house […]

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OPFD issues 2020 annual report

Overland Park Fire Department’s 2020 annual report is now available. The report provides a snapshot of the department’s year in service, detailing its staffing, accreditation, service areas, training techniques, prevention efforts, department updates and more. In 2020, the department responded to more than 20,000 calls for service – more than 55 calls per day, from […]

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Fire Department’s annual report now available

The Overland Park Fire Department’s 2019 annual report is now available. The report shares data about the fire department’s operations, focuses on some of the most impactful saves and calls for service, introduces you to staff members, and includes a special section looking back on the department’s 100th year in service. Read this year’s interactive […]

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Save lives by replacing smoke detectors every ten years

A new public service announcement from the Overland Park Fire Department highlights the importance of replacing not just your smoke detector’s batteries, but the device itself. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. In the new announcement, released in conjunction with fire prevention week in Overland Park, Fire Department officials asked Overland Park residents […]

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