By David Elliott
KRSL – March 23, 2017
On Tuesday, the Council approved an updated Fire Ladder Truck Strike Team Mutual Aid Agreement.
According to Russell City Fire Chief Shane Preston, a large fire destroyed a large portion of downtown Fort Scott in 2005. Soon after, the fire chiefs from Great Bend, Russell, Ellsworth and Hays developed a mutual aid plan for our area ladder fire trucks.
Recently, the cities in the agreement reviewed the plan and recommended a few updates.
Those updates include the addition of the city of Lyons and Ness County Fire District No. 1, which includes Ness City, and also the request for the closest departments available respond first to a mutual aid fire.