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Emergency Numbers

Fire/Police/Medical: 911
City Hall: 724-8918
Police Dispatch: 724-8274
Craw. Co EMS: 724-6435
Craw. Co Ambulance: 724-4721
Police Admin: 724-6219
Fire Admin: 724-6216
Hospital Admin: 724-8219
After Hrs. Water/Elec: 724-6216
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Job Opportunity

Job Opening

Fire Chief

The City of Girard is seeking experienced candidates for the full-time Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director position. The position supervises the three full-time firefighters as well as numerous part time and volunteer firefighters. The successful candidate should have knowledge of modern fire department management and administration principles; budget development and implementation; grant writing; and certifications specific to role (i.e. Executive Fire Officer, Incident Command, Fire Instructor). The successful candidate must be willing to reside within the city limits of Girard within six months of employment.


The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of experience in the fire service with demonstrated rank advancement. A high school diploma or GED is required while a bachelor’s degree in fire prevention technology, public administration, or a related field is preferred. The candidate must have a current EMT certification and an unblemished record of ethical conduct. The candidate must have Firefighter II, IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, and IS-700, and Driver/Operator certifications as well as a valid Class B driver’s license. IS-400, IS-800, IFSAC Fire Officer I, and Hazardous Material Technician certifications are preferred.

The salary range is $45,000 - $60,000 annually with excellent benefits including KP&F retirement. Review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2016. Mail cover letter, application and resume to: 120 N. Ozark, Girard, KS 66743; by email:; or online at The City of Girard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position will remain open until filled.



The City of Girard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fire Department


Fire Chief:

Girard Fire Department
Phone: (620) 724-6216
Fax: (620) 724-8061
116 North Ozark Ave







The Girard Fire Department is the oldest fire department in Crawford County, established in 1871. Throughout the years, the fire department has seen many advances, as well as a complete new standard of firefighting and service delivery.

The fire department today is classified as a combination fire department with full-time firefighters as well as volunteer firefighters. The fire station is manned 24 hours a day, year round. In addition to fire suppression, the staff is responsible for conducting fire inspections within the community, equipment maintenance, and respond to non-fire related emergencies. The community is served by state of the art fire-fighting vehicles and equipment from a new Fire Station which serves as a model for current fire technology and service. To maintain certification, all firefighters are required to attend regular scheduled training classes twice per month.

The department also provides first responder medical services in cooperation with the Crawford County ambulance service. Members are certified to the EMT level, including extrication and light rescue capability. Public fire education and prevention measures are taught year round. The staff also teaches CO detection, and fire extinguisher classes free of charge to companies in the city, as well as the schools. Fire hydrant testing, flushing, and maintenance are conducted on an annual basis to ensure the ability to deliver fire suppression to the community.

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