Safety & Emergency Services
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In An Emergency,
The Burrton Police Chief is Dave Becker. He has
been involved in law enforcement since 1983.
Assisting Chief Becker are the part-time officers of the Police
Department: Michael French and Scott Perry.
Kim Ryan is Burrton's Police Clerk. Royce
Graber is Public Officer, and Kevin King is the Animal Control Officer for
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for Burrton, click
The Burrton Ambulance Service is a vital part of the
City's commitment to the safety of the community. The Department was
organized in 1972 with a volunteer staff. The equipment is housed in
an 840 square foot heated brick building next to City Hall Auditorium.
The Department currently has two type III ambulances.
The Burrton department is rated as a BLS service by the
State of Kansas. It is manned by volunteers, Emergency Medical
Technicians, three EMT IDS, two First Responders, and seven First-Aid
The ambulance service provides service for five
surrounding townships including one in Reno County, which comprises a 150
square mile service area. Communications are coordinated through
Harvey County's 911 system, supplemented by pagers to the volunteers.
Emergency Medical Services Director:
Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director:
The Burrton Consolidated Fire District #5 is housed in
a 3,750 square foot metal building near Highway 50. The building has
four bays. The Fire District vehicle fleet includes two brush
trucks, a utility truck, a tanker, a commercial Freightliner pumper, two
other pumper trucks, and a vacuum tender capable of getting water from any
static water source at a rate of 1,000 gallons per minute.
Fire Chief: Jon Roberts
Assistant Fire Chief:
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In the event of a catastrophic
emergency in our area, stay tuned to the City Channel 7 and this website
for updates and important information. Every effort will be made to
communicate and coordinate information through these means.
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for Your Family, click
The American Red Cross offers free volunteer classes to
prepare you to assist in an emergency. The American Red Cross is
required by Congressional charter to undertake disaster relief activities to ease the suffering caused by a disaster. Emergency assistance includes
fixed/mobile feeding stations, shelter, cleaning supplies, comfort kits,
first aid, blood and blood products, food, clothing, emergency
transportation, rent, home repairs, household items, and medical supplies.
Additional assistance for long-term recovery may be provided when other
relief assistance and/or personal resources are not adequate to meet
disaster-caused needs. The American Red Cross provides referrals to the
government and other agencies providing disaster assistance.
Mennonite Disaster Services assists disaster victims
by providing volunteer personnel to clean up and remove debris from
damaged and destroyed homes and personal property and to repair or rebuild
homes. Special emphasis is placed on assisting those less able to help
themselves, such as the elderly and
handicapped. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief provides more than 200
mobile feeding units staffed by volunteers who can prepare and distribute
thousands of meals a day. Active in providing disaster childcare, the
agency has several mobile childcare units. Southern Baptists also assist
with clean-up activities, temporary repairs, reconstruction, counseling,
and bilingual services. The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides
funding for local units in response and recovery projects based on the
needs of each situation. This agency also provides spiritual and emotional
care to disaster victims and long-term
care of children impacted by disaster. The Salvation Army and other relief
organizations also work within our area when called upon.
To Learn More About Red Cross Volunteer Training,
To Learn More About the Emergency Animal Rescue
In the event of a Tornado Warning, the community is
welcome to go to the basement of the First Christian Church on the corner
of Center Street & Burrton Avenue. The front doors are opened by
Pastor Charles Kerr whenever a warning is issued.
Your Family Escape Plan
The American Red Cross recommends the following when
creating your family escape plan:
- Identify two ways to escape from every room in
- Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
- Select a safe location away from the home where
your family can meet after escaping.
- Consider purchasing and storing escape ladders
for rooms above ground level and make sure to learn how to use them.
- If you see smoke or fire in your first escape
route, use your second way out.
- If you must exit through smoke, crawl low under
- Before escaping through a closed door, feel the
door before opening it. If it is warm, use your second escape route.
- If smoke, heat or flames block both of your exit
routes, stay in the room with the door closed. Place a rolled towel
underneath the door. Signal for help by waving a brightly colored cloth
or shining a flashlight at the window. If there is a telephone in the
room, call the fire department and let them know your exact location
inside the home.
- Once you've escaped, stay out.
Your Pet Disaster Plan
The best way to protect your family from the effects of
a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan
must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives.
Different disasters require different responses. But whether the disaster
is a hurricane or a hazardous spill, you may have to evacuate your home.
In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate,
the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate
them, too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place
for them, is likely to result in their being injured, lost, or worse. So
prepare now for the day when you and your pets may have to leave your
home. The Red Cross recommends the following:
Have a Safe Place To Take Your Pets
- Local and state health and safety regulations do
not permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters. Service
animals which assist people with disabilities are the only animals
allowed in Red Cross shelters. It may be difficult, if not impossible,
to find shelter for your animals in the midst of an evacuation, so plan
ahead. Do not wait until disaster strikes!
- Contact hotels and motels outside your local area
to check their policies on accepting pets and restrictions on number,
size and species. Ask if "no pet" policies could be waived in an
emergency. Keep a list of "pet friendly" places, including phone
numbers, with your other disaster information and supplies. If you are
alerted to an impending disaster, call ahead for reservations.
- Ask friends, relatives or others outside the
affected area whether they could shelter your animals. If you have more
than one pet, they may be more comfortable if kept together, but be
prepared to house them separately.
- Make a list of boarding facilities and
veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency; include 24-hour
- Ask local animal shelters if they provide
emergency shelter or foster care for pets during a disaster. Animal
shelters may be overwhelmed caring for the animals they already have as
well as those displaced by a disaster, so this should be your last
Assemble a Portable Pet Disaster Supplies Kit
- Whether you are away from home for a day or a
week, you'll need essential supplies. Keep items in an accessible place
and store them in sturdy containers that can be carried easily (a duffle
bag or covered trash containers, for example). Your pet disaster
supplies kit should include:
- Medications and medical records (stored in a
waterproof container) and a first aid kit.
- Sturdy leashes, harnesses, and/or carriers to
transport pets safely and ensure that your animals can't escape.
- Current photos of your pets in case they get
- Food, potable water, bowls, cat litter/pan, and
- Information on feeding schedules, medical
conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your
veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets.
- Pet bed or toys if easily transportable.
For More Pet Preparedness Information From E.A.R.S.,
Red Cross Safety Checklists
Following To View Each Checklist:
Preparation - Your Family Disaster Kit
Preparation - Your Pets In Disaster
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