Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Fire Explorer Program

Overland Park Fire Department Explorer Post No. 2976 is an opportunity for boys and girls ages 14-19 to learn the ins and outs of fire service, and for the city to invest in future talent.


Explorer cadets participate in drills and sessions that

  • Highlight fire service career awareness
  • Develop career-building skills
  • Teach life-skills
  • Promote citizenship
  • Facilitate character development
  • Encourage leadership while having fun in a safe and supportive environment.


To be eligible, students must:

  • Have completed the eighth grade
  • Be in good standing in school and in the community.


Cadets meet twice a month at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, and occasionally meet at other times and locations for field trips and community service projects.


Kyle Cochran