The Lenexa Fire Department is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and carries an ISO 1 rating. We strive to provide the best fire and emergency response service possible to our residents and businesses.
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The Lenexa Fire Department began in 1907 as a citizen bucket brigade. The first official piece of firefighting equipment purchased was an 1878 soda acid extinguisher, which is still on display at Fire Station 1. In 1923, the Lenexa Fire Department was officially recognized as a city department with Lewis O. Krumm serving as the first fire chief. The department was all volunteer until 1969, when four full-time employees were added to the existing 32 volunteers.